Eastern Shore Land Conservancy


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

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Eastern Shore Land Conservancy's Videos

Take a glance at Eastern Shore Land Conservancy’s work and mission in the videos below.

Introducing A Changing Delmarva – Workshop #1

Solutions for A Changing Delmarva: A free workshop series presented by Eastern Shore Land Conservancy invites Delmarva residents to learn about climate issues in their communities. Speakers for the first workshop include Dr. Paula J. Ehrlich, President & CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, Lead of the Half-Earth Project, and Dr. Donald Boesch, Professor and President Emeritus, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. You will also hear from various Eastern Shore Land Conservancy staff about our work to address “a changing Delmarva”.

30 Years of Eastern Shore Land Conservancy

Eastern Shore Land Conservancy has protected more than 65,000 acres of land across more than 300 properties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. This short film tells the story of how the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy began and why its mission is important.

Year of the Woman – ESLC Honors Three Phenomenal Supporters

In honor of the Year of the Woman, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC) asked three phenomenal supporters to share what conservation means to them. Louisa Duemling, Caroline Gabel, and Jennifer Stanley have supported ESLC’s since the beginning, and their stories weave together to tell a story of perseverance, philanthropic impact, and purpose, all driven by a common love for Maryland’s Eastern Shore and the natural environment that surrounds us.

By making a gift to ESLC, you are helping us to protect farmland, natural habitats and open spaces for recreation. You are making our small towns vibrant and economically viable. You are preserving our quality of life on the Eastern Shore!