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Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is committed to preserving and sustaining the vibrant communities of the Eastern Shore and the lands and waters that connect them.

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This Is Why I Preserve: Rob Etgen

Rob Etgen is a founder of Eastern Shore Land Conservancy and serves as the organization's President. As part of a new series titled This Is Why I Preserve, we're giving him the opportunity to share part of his story of why he became interested in preservation on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

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Thriving – Not Simply Surviving – in the Delmarva Oasis

Recently, we at Eastern Shore Land Conservancy held our annual Party to Preserve where we discussed Delmarva Oasis, an initiative to protect 50% of the Delmarva Peninsula we love and call home by the year 2030. Protecting land – specifically placing low-lying and waterfront properties in easements to limit future development – is critical to the future of Delmarva as flooding episodes increase in frequency and severity.

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Saving the Stacks

For several years eyes have been on the towering 90-foot tall smokestacks in Cambridge, MD, but for reasons that create anxiety rather than excitement. The iconic smokestacks have severely deteriorated in decades following the closing of Phillips Packing Company, and the local community been anxious about the potential for the ‘stacks to take a tumble.

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It Was a Beautiful Day for a LANDJAM!

On Saturday, June 1st more than 200 adults and children of all ages joined ESLC staff & volunteers to celebrate the land at our 2nd annual LANDJAM event. Held on the Leigh Farm in Betterton (Kent County), guests were treated to guided nature walks, hiking trails, games, local food vendors, and some tasty live music courtesy of Chestertown’s The High & Wides and Easton-based Black Dog Alley.

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Cannery Park Planting and Clean Up

Help DNR, ESLC, the City of Cambridge, ShoreRivers, and other environmentalists with the restoration of Cambridge Creek and Cannery Park during this volunteer planting session! Students and volunteers will arrive at 9:30 AM. Students at Dorchester’s Career and Tech school grew the plants and will be taking the lead at this fun volunteer event.

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Recent Posts

  • Staff Highlight: Sara Ramotnik, Policy Manager
  • ESLC Helps Chestertown to Install Pinch Points at Intersection for Pedestrian Safety
  • Staff Highlight: Larisa Prezioso, Restoration Specialist
  • Delmarva-Based Conservation Partnership Awarded $1.5 Million Grant Through North American Wetland Conservation Act
  • Eastern Shore Land Conservancy Celebrates Donation of Conservation Easement: Tudor Farms up to 2,900 Acres
  • Walktober 2021
  • Cities That Serve Our Unconscious Brains
  • Spring 2021 Newsletter
  • Earth Day 2021: A Brighter Future Ahead
  • Natural Solutions To Protect Our Communities
  • Feet on The Street
  • Cultivating Community with CSAs
  • ESLC Mourns The Loss of Co-Founder, Russ Brinsfield
  • Protecting Our Promised Land
  • ESLC Introduces A Changing Delmarva