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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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Why I Preserve

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This Is Why I Preserve: Pat Langenfelder

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!

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This Is Why I Preserve: Alexander Walls

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.

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This Is Why I Preserve: Matt Tobriner

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.

This entry features ESLC's Agricultural Specialist, Carol Bean, who talks about her experience of moving to the Eastern Shore more than 20 years ago, her work as a farmer, and the difference that she seeks to continue to make for Eastern Shore residents through ESLC.

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This Is Why I Preserve: Carol Bean

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.

This entry features ESLC's Agricultural Specialist, Carol Bean, who talks about her experience of moving to the Eastern Shore more than 20 years ago, her work as a farmer, and the difference that she seeks to continue to make for Eastern Shore residents through ESLC.

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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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