Cultural Landscapes of the Eastern Shore

Kent Count remains a truly picturesque rural, historic landscape, but recently, solar and wind farms have been proposed, which could drastically alter the look and feel of the region. Preservation Maryland will work with our Eastern Shore partners to better understand the threats to Maryland’s historic landscape while offering alternative solutions and locations to produce renewable energy.


Partners: Kent Conservation and Preservation Alliance, 1000 Friends of Maryland, Maryland League of Conservation Voters

The Problem

Kent Count remains a truly picturesque rural, historic landscape, but recently, solar and wind farms have been proposed, which could drastically alter the look and feel of the region. Hundreds of acres could eventually be converted to this new use. While no one questions that clean energy is necessary for a more sustainable future, it should not come at the expense of the state’s history and heritage.

The Fix

Preservation Maryland will work with our Eastern Shore partners, including the Kent Conservation and Preservation Alliance to better understand the threats to Maryland’s historic landscape while offering alternative solutions and locations to produce renewable energy. We will also work with our partners in the Environmental community, including 1000 Friends of Maryland and the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, to identify common ground between the environmental and historic preservation community.

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