Conservation groups have pursued the preservation of agricultural and environmental lands throughout Kent County. The groups have used various preservation methods including conservation easements. Kent County works closely with the Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) and the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC) in obtaining donated conservation easements. The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is a non-profit organization founded in 1990 to preserve farmland and unique natural areas on Maryland’s Middle Eastern Shore. The ESLC and MET have protected over 8,000 acres in Kent County through conservation easements.
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