Eastern Shore Land Conservancy

ESLC President Rob Etgen remembers Gov. Harry R. Hughes


March 14, 2019 Harry Roe Hughes, two term Maryland Governor from the Eastern Shore, foremost champion of saving the Chesapeake Bay, and long-time Chairman of Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC), passed away yesterday comfortably at home after a long and very full life. Harry was a true statesman who had an incredible impact on Maryland, […]

ESLC releases comprehensive sea level rise study


ESLC has released a new study to assist local governments plan for the impacts of sea level rise. Titled “Mainstreaming Sea Level Rise Preparedness in Local Planning and Policy on Maryland’s Eastern Shore,” the report is centered on sea level rise projections for the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries in the years 2050 and 2100. […]

New installation inside the Eastern Shore Conservation Center


Utilizing open space and some compelling imagery that was originally created for a 2018 exhibit, Pat Rogan of Washington, D.C.-based creative studio Assemble and ESLC staff recently installed some conservation-charged decor to the Eastern Shore Conservation Center. ESLC originally had the exhibit pieces created as a part of Shore Explorations, a month-long studio where participants strolled through Easton’s Waterfowl […]

ESLC awarded Preservation Grant for smokestack repair at Phillips Packing House


CAMBRIDGE, MD – Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC) was recently awarded a $25,000 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation from The Bartus Trew Providence Preservation Fund. These grant funds will be used to help stabilize and repair the building’s iconic smokestacks. Cross Street Partners, in partnership with Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC) will […]

Did you know? ESLC headquarters is LEED certified


Here at ESLC, we believe in the old adage, ‘If you talk it, you walk it’. With this in mind, ensuring that the future Eastern Shore Conservation Center (or ESCC) — reimagined from the abandoned and downtrodden McCord Laundry building in downtown Easton — would be a sustainable, LEED certified building, was never in question. After […]

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