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

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ESLC Invites Applications for Howard Wood Scholarship

Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is accepting applications for the Howard Wood Memorial Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship honoring a founding board member of ESLC – Howard Wood – who was committed to maintaining the Eastern Shore’s rich rural and agricultural legacy. The Howard Wood Scholarship was established by the family of the Mr. Wood to honor his lifelong commitment to youth, conservation and the Eastern Shore’s rich rural heritage. ESLC is currently accepting applications for the 2012 scholarship. The scholarship application is open to anyone looking to pursue a career in agriculture, land use planning alternative energy planning or other conservation related field. The competition is open to those who are residents of the six counties ESLC serves – Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot. Applications are available via ESLC’s website.  To apply, applicants should fill out an application, provide a high school or college transcript and submit a 500-word original essay describing their response to the following question: Consider the Eastern Shore in the next 25 years – what is your vision for the Shore? What will you do to ensure the Eastern Shore remains the rural gem and special place that it is for the future?  Please include your academic plans, career aspirations and future goals when responding to this question. Scholarship applications are due by March 31, 2012. Applications will be judged by a panel and one scholarship recipient will be selected and announced in May. Download the application. About Howard Wood Howard Wood spent summers at his grandmother’s farm crabbing, sailing and swimming – if the jellyfish weren’t too thick. He helped with chores and learned to drive her Model T pick-up. After college and law school, Howard decided to live year round at Indiantown – the farm next door to his grandmother’s – and opened his law office in Centreville. He soon

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ESLC Essay and Art Contest deadline extended!

Miss ESLC's Essay and Art Contest deadline in the Halloween rush? We understand! We’re extending the deadline for entries to Monday, November 21. All public, private and home-school students enrolled in grades 5 to 8 in Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties are invited to enter ESLC’s Kids Essay Contest. The ESLC’s Kids Art Contest is open to students in Pre-K to grade 8 in the same counties; they will be judged by age group. The theme for both contests is “What is your favorite park or place to play on the Shore?” Tell us about your favorite parks and open spaces on the Eastern Shore. What makes them great? Do you have any dreams for future parks and open spaces? What would they look like? Make sure to follow all the rules! (Click below for the documents.) Essay Contest Rules Art Contest Rules

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ESLC Announces Fourth Annual Kids Essay and Art Contests!

Eastern Shore Land Conservancy has announced a call for entries for their fourth annual Kids Essay and Art Contest. The Contest is open to all students in grades pre-kindergarten through eight in the six Upper and Mid-Shore Counties including Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Caroline, Talbot and Dorchester. In both the essay and the poster contest, students will be asked to tell, via the written word or via their artwork, where they like to play and relax on the Shore, what parks they enjoy and what visions and dreams they have for future parks and open spaces. "It has been so exciting to see this program grow over the past four years and we look forward to seeing what our Eastern Shore youth have to say this year about the best places to enjoy the outdoors here on the Shore" said Kristine George, ESLC’s Director of Communications. "We can learn so much from our children about how what places they love and what visions they have for parks and open space here on the Eastern Shore." Art entries are open to grades pre-kindergarten through eight and essay entries are open to grades five through eight. Prizes will be given to the first and second place posters and essays and submissions will be judged by age categories of kindergarten through 2, grades three to five and grades six through eight. Essay prizes will be judged by grades five through eight. Click here to download an Art Contest Application and list of rules. Click here to download an Essay Contest Application and list of rules. Completed essays and posters can be mailed to: ESLC, Kids Essay/Art Contests P.O. Box 169, Queenstown, Maryland 21658. Deadline for submissions is October 28, 2011.

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