Eastern Shore Land Conservancy


SHORE TALKS: Shore-centric learning experiences that not only invite you into a world of local experts doing great things on the Eastern Shore, but raise necessary revenue for ESLC’s programs & projects.


Friday, 4.20.18 – Fly Fishing at Rosehill Farm (Shore Talks)

Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Cost: $75.00

Location: Rosehill Farm, 13842 Gregg Neck Road, Galena, MD 21635

If, as I suspect trout fishing is somewhat
of a disease, then it is also somewhat of
a therapy in itself.
 – Tom Sutcliffe M.D.

Unlike other casting methods, fly fishing can be thought of as a method of casting line rather than lure. Join Chuck Jolly at his preserved farm “Rosehill” on Mill Creek in Kent County to learn techniques of fly fishing on Chuck’s pond. All equipment will be supplied, so no major investment in gear is necessary! Whether a novice or a master, Chuck can provide hands-on guidance for all levels of anglers. You can create your own tale of the one that got away…or didn’t!

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Saturday, 4.21.18 – Climate, Culture, and Change: How social factors shape the Eastern Shore’s climate dialoguewatermen

Time: 9 AM to 1 PM

Cost: $20

Location: Norman James Theatre/William Smith Hall @ Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Join ESLC for an in-depth exploration of the social factors that influence opinions, beliefs, and perceptions of climate change on the Eastern Shore. Participants will gain an appreciation for how our region’s rich cultural landscape shapes the dialogue – or lack thereof – about how we respond to climate risks. Participants will also learn ways to speak effectively, accurately, and confidently about climate change. The first 70 registrants will receive a complimentary copy of “How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate” by Andrew Hoffman, a professor of business and sustainability at the University of Michigan. Continental breakfast will be provided.  Sponsored by:


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Friday, 4.27.18 – The Elian Gonzalez Story (Shore Talks)

Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PMElian Gonzalez Story

Cost: $100.00

Location: Carmichael Farm, Carmichael Farm Road, Queenstown, MD

The story of the Cuban national who, as a young boy in 2000, became embroiled in a heated international custody and immigration controversy involving the governments of Cuba and the United States. What many don’t know is that he spent time on the Eastern Shore while the turmoil of his future was determined! Hear from the people who were with Elian here in the U.S. and the story of his return from a first-hand resource. Enjoy dinner and cocktails at the Houghton House – an idyllic setting that will provide a backdrop for unfolding the intriguing story around this historical event.

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Saturday, 5.05.18 – Songbird Banding (Shore Talks)

Time: 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Cost: $100.00

Location: Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory, Chestertown, MD

Back by popular demand! Join Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory bird banders and experience the magic and mysteries of the spring bird migration. Jim Gruber has done bird banding from this station for more than 30 years. Located just outside Chestertown, on a May morning you will likely see migrating and returning Baltimore and Orchard Orioles, Scarlet Tanagers, and Indigo Buntings. After seeing the banding operations and some of your favorite birds up close, be prepared to visit a nearby farm location and observe hundreds of Pink Lady Slipper orchids. *Rain Date: Saturday, May 12  (Photo: Blake Goll/Willistown Conservation Trust)

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Saturday, 5.19.18 – 1st Annual Family LANDJAM

Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PMLANDJAM logo

Cost: $10 individual; $25 family

Location: Leigh Family Farm, Betterton, MD

All are invited to join us for this first annual family-friendly gathering! Held on the gorgeous and permanently preserved waterfront Leigh Family Farm in Kent County, attendees will be treated to live music, environmentally-related educational activities, and a stunning view! Both individual ($10) and family ($25) tickets can be purchased here in advance.

Come listen to music, eat, drink, dance, walk and learn. Food will be sold from local food trucks, and local beers/wines/non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase. There will be many family-friendly activities offered, including fun for kids both young and old. ESLC’s own Sassafras Environmental Education Center (SEEC), as well as Gunston School will provide hands-on activities. There will also be multiple stations to learn about conservation, restoration, and ecology.

Please join us to enjoy a spring day on the farm, support ESLC, and learn about the efforts being made to enhance our rural landscape. And, while a little rain won’t scare us away, in the case of extreme inclement weather, the rain date will be Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 1-5pm.

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Friday, 6.08.18 – Dairy Farming: Seeking Natural Connections: Avian and Botanical Lessons on Andelot Farm (Shore Talks)

Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Cost: $100.00

Location: Andelot Farm, 12784 Andelot Farm Lane, Worton, MD

Join us at Andelot Farm, where ESLC holds its largest conservation easement (over 2,000 acres!). Drs. Sylvan Kaufman and Wayne Bell, who recently completed documentation of the entire farm’s flora and fauna, will share the diverse conservation attributes found on this stunning Kent County property. Walk the farm, its beaches, and enjoy a picnic in the woods. Then, just for fun, we’ll compete in a challenging group scavenger hunt – complete with a little competition and a lot of knowledge about local ecosystems! *Rain Date: Saturday, June 9

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