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ESLC to Celebrate 20th Anniversary at Andelot Farm Gala

Eastern Shore Land Conservancy will cap off its summer tour series with a final tour in Kent County followed by a Gala celebration at one of Maryland’s biggest protected properties. The Kent County Tour will be held on Sunday, October 17 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. A special separate Gala event will take place that evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Andelot Farm in Worton.

The Tours were held throughout the summer – taking participants to six counties in five months – as a way for showcase the beautiful scenery of the Eastern Shore and bring participants to beautiful properties protected by ESLC. Registrants can help celebrate ESLC’s 20th year of keeping it rural by going into the communities and seeing open spaces, habitat and parkland that have been saved from development – often seeing privately owned properties that are open to the public for the first time.

“It’s a great opportunity to take a break from saving land to enjoy the magnificent farms and natural areas that have already been saved,” said Rob Etgen, ESLC Executive Director.

The Gala Event at Andelot Farm will cap off ESLC’s anniversary celebration and provide participants an opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful farms on the Eastern Shore. The farm is protected forever from development – thanks to the generous donation by the Duemling Family of an easement on its 2,900 acres.

“There is no better place than Andelot farm for celebrating ESLC’s 20 years of protecting our Eastern Shore landscape,” said Etgen. “The Duemlings have supported us since ESLC’s founding, they preserved their family lands, and they have been tireless cheerleaders for protection of farmland and natural areas on their beloved Eastern Shore. We are so grateful to the Duemlings for their continued kindness in hosting this Gala event as well as all of the other landowners who have over the years helped us reach this milestone. We look forward to celebrating this success with many of the people who helped make it happen.”

Ticket cost for the Kent Tour is $25. Tickets to the Gala at Andelot are $100 and must be purchased separately. A number of sponsorship levels are available. All proceeds benefit the protection of farmland, habitat, and vibrant communities on the Eastern Shore. To register for the Kent Tour or Gala events call Jennifer Pollard at 410.827.9756 ext. 155.

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