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

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Party to Preserve

October 11, 2014 - October 11, 2014 9790 Tuckahoe Road Map and Directions | Register Description:Owners John and Karen Jaeger lovingly restored Daffin House, the oldest home in Caroline County, to its original character. This farm was preserved forever in 2002 with a conservation easement held by ESLC. The post-and-beam barn is the heart of the farm and our party. Warm yourself by the stone fireplace, enjoy the bluegrass band, and bid on fabulous auction items. Tour the house and stroll the grounds to fully appreciate the importance of this historic property’s preservation. READ MORE ABOUT THIS FARM, FABULOUS AUCTION ITEMS AND MORE! Tickets are $100. Patron ($500, 2 tickets) Sponsor ($750, 2 tickets) Benefactor ($1,000, 2 tickets) Preserver ($2,500, 4 tickets) Party To Preserve

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ESLC’s Party to Preserve

REGISTER NOW for our annual fundraiser, the Party to Preserve, from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at Daffin House Farm in Hillsboro. The focus of the party’s auction will be experiencing the Eastern Shore – and beyond. Spend a week at a guest house at the edge of Grand Teton National Park in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and watch moose and elk in their habitat. The house includes a queen bed and space for a child or two. A treehouse provides additional fun. Package includes a round of golf for two at the Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club and a docent tour of the National Museum of Wildlife. Birders can bid on a migratory bird banding at Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory at Chino Farms and lunch at the Imperial Hotel. A late spring morning just after a warm front passes will produce a bounty of neotropical migrant birds in their finest mating plumage. These jewels are caught in ultra-fine mist nets, taken to a banding lab where they are weighed, aged and banded. Then, they are released unharmed to continue the northward journey to their habitual nesting areas. The Nature Conservancy Maryland/DC Chapter will provide a guided kayak trip for four on Nassawango Creek with a conservationist. This preserve is one of the northernmost remaining examples of a bald cypress swamp. The Nature Conservancy has protected 9,953 of swamp and upland forest along this creek. Stop along the way to enjoy wine and cheese among the water lilies and cypress. Prefer a history lesson? Join Dr. Scott Wing, head of the Smithsonian Institution’s Paleobiology Department, for a tour of the National Museum of Natural History. The paleobiology department focuses on fossil plants and the history of climate change between 70 and 40 million years ago, the last part of the Mesozoic

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Party to Preserve!

Register now for the Turnout on the Tuckahoe! Owners John and Karen Jaeger lovingly restored Daffin House, the oldest home in Caroline County, to its original character. This farm was preserved forever in 2002 with a conservation easement held by ESLC. The post-and-beam barn is the heart of the farm and our party. Warm yourself by the stone fireplace, enjoy the bluegrass band, and bid on fabulous auction items. Tour the house and stroll the grounds to fully appreciate the importance of this historic property’s preservation.

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Land Ho! Celebrating Eastern Shore Treasures

Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is pleased to announce its Annual Gala and Silent Auction, Land Ho! Celebrating Eastern Shore Treasures, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at River House, Aspen Institute. The Gala supports Eastern Shore Land Conservancy’s Annual Fund, which helps us to continue our work saving land in six counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. ESLC is a private, nonprofit land conservation organization dedicated to the preservation of farmland and habitat on the Eastern Shore. Funded by member contributions, ESLC helps landowners to discover, evaluate and implement any of the voluntary land preservation options available.  Since its inception in 1990, ESLC has helped landowners to protect more than 53,000 acres of farmland and important habitat on 283 Eastern Shore properties. River House is a Georgian plantation house overlooking the Wye River on Aspen Institute’s 1,100-acre campus in Queenstown. The Queenstown Conference Center site was donated to Aspen Institute in 1979 by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Auction items this year will include artwork by Marc Castelli, a one-week stay in a Jackson Hole, Wyoming guest home, and sculpture by Judge John C. North.  Past auction items have included exciting vacation packages, art, combine rides, bird walks, and dinners on gorgeous, preserved properties. You may order tickets or become a sponsor of Land Ho! Celebrating Eastern Shore Treasures by visiting us online and choosing your sponsorship level (Jack Tar through Landlubber!) from the dropdown menu, or by contacting Jennifer Pollard, Director of Planned Giving, at jpollard@eslc.org, or 410-827-9756, ext. 155.

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