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

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Waterfowl Walk @ Bennett Point Preserve

Thursday, March 7, 2024 · 8 AM - 10 AM

Bennett Point Preserve
Free Admission, donations encouraged but not required

Come bird watch with Eastern Shore Land Conservancy at one of their Preserves in Queen Anne’s County, right off of Bennett Point Road. Protected since 1998 and co-owned with Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage, this conservation property boasts abundant habitat types: 140 acres of mature forest, grassland, and 107 acres of shallow freshwater emergent wetland. Walk with us through this unique diversity, learn about its importance and management needs, all while we watch birds!

Spring Migration Bird Banding

Thursday, April 25, 2024 · 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Foreman's Branch Bird Observatory
Free Admission, donations encouraged but not required

Do you wonder what species migrate through the Eastern Shore during the spring? Would you like to see birds up close? Please join us and the staff at Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory as they demonstrate their procedure for banding birds and recording their data, supporting a greater network of migration and population monitoring.

LandJam

Saturday, May 11, 2024 · 1 PM - 4 PM

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center || 600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville, MD 21638

On Saturday, May 11th, from 1pm to 4pm, at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy will be holding LandJam – our annual family-friendly gathering to celebrate the land of our beautiful, bountiful Eastern Shore!

Conservation Classic

Thursday, June 13, 2024 · Check-in from 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Shooting starts at 9:30 AM

The Point at Pintail | 511 Pintail Point Farm Lane, Queenstown, MD

Join us at the Point at Pintail for Eastern Shore Land Conservancy’s Second Clay Shoot Classic! A fun morning of shooting will be followed by a delicious pit beef lunch. Enjoy a day outdoors on our beautiful Eastern Shore!

Fall Migration Bird Banding

Thursday, September 26, 2024 · 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Foreman's Branch Bird Observatory
Free Admission, donations encouraged but not required

Do you wonder what species migrate through the Eastern Shore during the fall? Would you like to see birds up close? Please join us and the staff at Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory as they demonstrate their procedure for banding birds and recording their data, supporting a greater network of migration and population monitoring.

Woodland Walk

Thursday, October 3, 2024 · 8 AM - 10 AM

Abend Hafen Tree Farm
Free Admission, donations encouraged but not required


Known as “106 acres of Heaven on Earth” in Dorchester County, come join ESLC at Abend Hafen Tree Farm, stewarded with the utmost care by Rick and Kathy Abend since 1972. This property exemplifies excellent forestry and wildlife management practices, attracting waterfowl, raptors, songbirds, shorebirds, and more! Bring your binoculars and/or cameras, and meet us at one of the wildlife viewing blinds.

Party To Preserve

Saturday, October 12, 2024 · 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Daffin House, Denton, MD 21629

Celebrate our impact and help us to conserve land on Maryland’s Eastern Shore for generations to come!

What could be better than joining together with friends, old and new, on one of the most beautiful properties in Caroline County? Now more than ever, it is essential to protect the land that gives us so much – food, beauty, community, and a refuge from the stresses of uncertain times. Now is the time to prioritize local agriculture, outdoor recreation, and resilient communities.

Join us for an elegant evening of food, drinks, music and a live auction at Caroline County’s beautiful Daffin House!


If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Halterman at 410-714-1039 or by emailing lhalterman@eslc.org


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