Closing 2021 by Closing on Two New Easements
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC) is excited to announce two conservation easement closings from the end of 2021.
The Green Point Farms, LLC easement, completed in conjunction with the U.S. Army’s Compatible Use Buffer (ACUB) program, protects 162 acres of productive agricultural land. Additionally, by protecting their farm, the grantors have preserved scenic view shed for all to enjoy for generations to come along Flatlands Road in Kent County. ESLC is looking forward to continuing to work with Green Point Farms on protecting other holdings in the region in the coming years.
The Watson easement, completed in conjunction with the U.S. Navy’s REPI Protection Program, the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) through the USFWS, and the Maryland Environmental Trust (MET), protects 245 acres of productive agricultural land, land converted for wildlife habitat, and woodlands. Beyond the protections for key wildlife habitat, the property also sports scenic views from MD 16 and the Choptank River. ESLC is looking forward to continuing its relationship with the Watson’s to continue to achieve their conservation goals.
ESLC applauds both Green Point Farms, LLC and the Watsons for their dedication to conservation. We also appreciate their love of agriculture and natural resources that are so key to the identity of the Eastern Shore region. ESLC staff would also like to thank all of our partners in these transactions for their assistance in completing these transactions, especially for the financial and administrative support that is key to their completion.