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

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Upcoming Events

Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is currently looking forward to the following upcoming events. Read more below and click on the registration link to attend!

Spring Migration Bird Banding

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 · 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 as the staff at Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory demonstrate their procedure for banding birds and recording their data, supporting a greater network of migration and population monitoring.

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Saturday, April 29, 2023 · 1 PM - 4 PM

Wye Island, 632 Wye Island Rd, Queenstown, MD 21658

On Saturday, April 29th, from 1pm to 4pm, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy will be holding LandJam – our annual family-friendly gathering at the Wye Island NRMA to celebrate the land of our beautiful, bountiful Eastern Shore!

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Conquest Preserve Bird Walk

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 · 8 AM - 11 AM

Conquest Preserve
Free Admission, donations encouraged but not required

The call of the Northern Bobwhite Quail is a nostalgic sound to many on the Eastern Shore – but why have their songs been silent? Join Daniel Small from Washington College’s Center for Environment and Society (CES) for a birding tour of Conquest Preserve, where the CES’s Natural Lands Project (NLP) has implemented grassland restoration for declining bird species, like quail. Learn what it takes to support a covey, conservation needs for the Bobwhite, and grassland specifics that ensure their best success – and how CES has taken success from their experimental grasslands at Washington College’s River and Field Campus (RAFC; formerly known as Chino Farms) out into the community through NLP. And if we are really lucky, the local population of quail might make an appearance during the visit!

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Conservation Classic

Thursday, June 15, 2023 · Registration from 8 AM - 9 AM, Shooting starts at 9 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 First 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!

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