The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy announced that nearly 2,900 acres of Kent County farmland and waterfront have been protected forever from development, thanks to a donated conservation easement. Maryland Natural Resources officials said the donation is the largest conservation easement in the 42-year history of the Maryland Environmental Trust. The Department of Natural Resources said the easement was donated by Louisa Duemling to the trust and to the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy Inc. The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is a private, nonprofit land conservation organization dedicated to the preservation of farmland and habitat on the Eastern Shore. Funded by member contributions, ESLC mission is to help landowners to discover, evaluate and implement any of the voluntary land preservation options available.