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Mission Statement
Conserve, steward, and advocate for the unique rural landscape of the Eastern Shore.

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Center for Towns


Feet on The Street

Over the past year we have gained an enlightened perspective of just how valuable it is to have convenient and safe access to not just parks and open spaces but the walking paths and trails that lead us there. We have also learned the many dangers that come with streets that more designed for cars instead of people.

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ESLC Walk of the Week: Bailey Park

Eastern Shore Land Conservancy's Center for Towns creates and promotes safe and equitable access to parks, trails, and other public spaces throughout the region. By highlighting these community assets, within and between Eastern Shore towns, we seek to increase public usage and support of public open spaces to ensure that all citizens have a deeper connection to land and place.

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Eastern Shore Towns Respond to COVID-19

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.

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Recent Posts

  • Why Everybody Needs Living Shorelines
  • WMDT 47ABC Interviews ESLC on Environmental Impact Concerns of the Lakeside at Trappe
  • August 2023 DRCN Annual Report
  • 10 Things I’ve Learned as an ESLC Summer Intern
  • ESLC Submits Lakeside Letter to Talbot County Council
  • ESLC Adds Three Dynamic Leaders to Board of Directors
  • Queen Anne’s County Comprehensive Update
  • Power for Pollinators
  • A Meadow Runs Through It: Natural Lands Projects on ESLC Easements
  • Board Spotlight: Darius Johnson
  • 350 Acres Protected Forever in Still Pond, Kent County
  • MD Department of Planning Visits ESLC
  • ESLC Hosts State Officials and Local Farmers to Discuss Utility-Scale Solar
  • A Walk in the Woods at Abend Hafen Tree Farm
  • Intern Spotlight: Autumn Conley