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Review from Guidestar
I've worked with ESLC since it's formation in the capacity of supporter, funder, member of their teams and study groups, and speaker and attendee at conferences. Also as lead DNR staff for the Rural Legacy Program and POS. I worked closely with Rob Etgen and Board, most recently, as consultant and co-author with Rob on the feasibility study for TDRs on the Eastern Shore. This is THE most professional and accomplished local land trust in Maryland, and one of the best in the U.S. The staff are highly motivated, professional and accomplished (and fun to work with.)
I had a very good overall experience serving a board member of ESLC for 7 years. I g knowledge of purchase easements, donated easements and estate planning as it relates to to the family farm. I also learned the value of land use planning and policy.