Eastern Shore Land Conservancy issues a statement addressing the death of George Floyd and the role of conservation in dismantling systemic racism. Co-written by Darius Johnson, Communications Manager and Rob Etgen, President.
Over the past year, Jim, along with his colleagues at the University of Maryland, just completed a study for the Eastern Shore Climate Adaptation Partnership that should be disconcerting for Eastern Shore residents.
The current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is forcing towns across the Eastern Shore to adapt quickly to the new and evolving norms and regulations. This public health crisis begat an economic crisis that is creating a unique set of challenges for our officials. Towns and Counties on the Eastern Shore are now planning a response to a crisis that none in this area have ever before seen. But some of the great responses to these challenges can help create stronger communities once we overcome this pandemic.
The next story is from Pat Langenfelder. You may recognize the name from the delicious Langenfelder Pork that is raised, processed, and distributed by her family in Kent County, Maryland. Farmers and producers, like the Langenfelders, play a critical role in our local food systems and we should support them however possible. That said, give Pat's story a read and buy local for your next meal!
Climate change will fuel heavier downpours and deeper floodwaters on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, according to one of the first detailed looks at changing rainfall patterns at the local level in the mid-Atlantic.
As part of a new series titled This Is Why I Preserve, we’re giving ESLC’s staff, board members, volunteers, donors, and supporters the opportunity to share why they became interested in preservation and why it is unique to them. These stories show how individuals in your community are making an impact on ESLC's Delmarva Oasis initiative, which has a big goal to protect 50% of the Delmarva Peninsula by 2030.
Three years ago, in January 2017, LYON RUM partnered with the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC) to launch a special edition spirit – one that would celebrate the Eastern Shore heritage and coastal history, and honor and support an organization dedicated to protecting it.
The Eastern Shore Climate Adaptation Partnership (ESCAP) is the first group in Maryland to undertake a close look at the impacts of severe rainfall patterns. Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, in partnership with University of Maryland, recently completed a study on behalf of ESCAP, which includes policy recommendations to help local governments protect their communities against climate-induced precipitation.
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