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

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Through their Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs), Eastern Shore Counties are playing a pivotal leadership role in saving the Chesapeake Bay.  The Eastern Shore has emerged at the forefront of all the rural regions in the Chesapeake Bay watershed for your WIP work.  However, there are serious challenges ahead to get the job done.  From the counties, continued action is needed.  And ESLC, our partners, and the State need to build a net of funding and support for our local governments.  Together we can meet this challenge with the resourcefulness and ingenuity that makes us the Eastern Shore.

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Recent Posts

  • What is a Mosaic?
  • Q & A: Brad Rogers, South Baltimore Gateway Partnership
  • Sponsorship Spotlight: PRS Guitars
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Carbon Emissions
  • Roots Monthly Giving Spotlight: Amanda Thornley
  • Big Changes on the Horizon for the CREP Easement Program
  • Trails Get a Boost Across the Shore
  • Seven Legislative Efforts That Could Impact Eastern Shore Land Use and Preservation
  • Land Protection for All
  • Board Spotlight: Jules Hendrix
  • New Regional Trail Map Shows Existing and Potential Trails for a Growing Network
  • Saving Maryland’s Tidal Salt Marshes
  • From the President: The Eastern Shore’s Most Urgent Conservation Need in 2024
  • Review: ESLC Forests and Forestry Workshop
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Roger Bollman