My Time: Celebrating preservation wins on the Eastern Shore
Nov 16, 2019 | 1:00 PM
|My Time: Celebrating preservation wins on the Eastern Shore
The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC) held its premier fundraising event Party to Preserve at The Wilderness, a stunning, historically significant, preserved piece of the unique Eastern Shore. The beautiful farm was placed under a conservation easement in 2004, and is owned by the Ravenal Family who graciously offered their property to host the event in Trappe, Maryland.
Nearly 300 people were present as the conservancy laid out its ambitious vision for the Delmarva Peninsula. Old and new friends of ESLC showed their support by raising more than $130,000 in critical funds, for the continued preservation and protection of the Eastern Shore’s lands, towns and people.
All were able to enjoy the beauty of the land, the water, and the people at The Wilderness, with music hanging in the background as food and drinks were served. At midpoint of the evening, the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy’s President, Rob Etgen, expressed his gratitude for the strong attendance and laid out ESLC’s ambitious Delmarva Oasis initiative aiming for protecting 50 percent of Delmarva.
With more than 60,000 acres preserved throughout ESLC’s near-30 year history, the Trappe farm, known as Still Pond, is one of hundreds of preserved properties that make a significant difference in saving our fertile soils for food production, our beautiful landscapes, our small towns, and our high quality of life.
Without the collective philanthropy of our friends on the Eastern Shore, preservation of properties like The Wilderness would not be possible. The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy would like to thank all of its partners, our sponsors and guests who helped us celebrate another year of preservation success.
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit land conservation organization committed to preserving and sustaining the vibrant communities of the Eastern Shore and the lands and waters that connect them. For more information visit www.eslc.org.