The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC) is committed to preserving and sustaining the vibrant communities of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and the lands and waters that connect them. Maryland Sea Grant serves as a bridge between scientific expertise and the needs of people who manage, conserve, enjoy, and make their living from the Chesapeake Bay. Through the Envision the Choptank partnership within the Choptank Habitat Focus Area, ESLC and Maryland Sea Grant are connecting homeowners with resources and technical expertise to install rain gardens, native plantings, and rain barrels on their property as part of an effort to restore water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Partnerships are a critical component of the Habitat Focus Area approach. Partners provide technical and on the ground support in the Focus Areas to advance our shared goals of improving habitat conditions for fish and coastal communities.