Eastern Shore Land Conservancy

Listen to ESLC’s Jim Bass talk coastal resilience on WHCP


Jim Bass, coastal resilience specialist for ESLC, recently joined Director of Dorchester Country Dept. of Emergency Services Anna Sierra for an interview on Cambridge’s WHCP to kick off National Preparedness Month (September). Jim spoke in detail as to how emergency preparedness and ESLC”s coastal resilience program are interconnected, and how the Eastern Shore is one […]

Cambridge Residents Invited to Community Design Charrettes and Kick-Off Event for Cannery Park


ESLC and its project partners will host two community design charrettes, as well as a project kick-off event, to celebrate and gather community input for Cannery Park. The park, which will be located adjacent to the former Phillips Packing Co.’s last remaining building (soon to be known as The Packing House), is the culmination of […]

Why Eastern Shore residents should care about saving the Historic Tax Credit


Caught up in the current effort to reform the federal tax code is a critical program that has completed nearly $25 million worth of rehabilitated historic buildings on Maryland’s Eastern Shore since 2002. The Federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) is a 20% credit on the cost of rehabilitating a historic building and is a powerful […]

Packing House meetups scheduled


Help us create a dynamic Innovation Hub as a key part of The Packing House project – at the historic Phillips Cannery building in Cambridge. We are holding four September “Meetups” at different locations, with each running from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. A brief presentation will be made by Cross Street Partners and ESLC, […]

Maryland Department of Planning announces $90,000 grant for The Packing House smokestack stabilization!


Great news for The Packing House project! The Maryland Department of Planning recently announced that 50 matching grants totaling nearly $2.7M were awarded to non-profits, local jurisdictions, and other heritage tourism organizations including museums, historic preservation, natural resources, cultural, and educational organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA).  Among them was $90,000 awarded for The Packing […]

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