COVID-19 Update (March 30, 2020)
TNC’s public preserves in Maryland remain open. We ask all visitors to follow current health and safety precautions, including guidance from the Governor’s Stay-at-Home order issued March 30, 2020, the Maryland Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), including maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet from others (social distancing).
Parking may be limited at many of our preserves. If parking areas are full, please plan to return to the preserve another day.
If you choose to visit a TNC preserve, please follow preserve access guidelines, and check back here for updates as the current situation is changing rapidly.
Thank you for helping us in our efforts to protect our visitors’ health and well-being.
Established in 1977 by a generous donation from Frank M. Ewing, Robinson Neck is a birder's delight. The preserve's brackish marshes are of extraordinary ecological value for wintering and nesting waterfowl, spawning fish, sediment control and nutrient production.
Many such brackish bay marshes have been drained or filled for farmland and development. Nearby upland forests provide an important buffer in the protection of these marshes and the entire Chesapeake Bay.
By protecting these habitats, we can help sustain the natural systems that are the lifeblood of the Chesapeake Bay.
An historic family cemetery dating from the early 19th century is nestled within Robinson Neck Preserve. Flanked by encroaching marsh, the cemetery is facing a fate that is predicted to become commonplace on the Eastern Shore—within the next 100 years, the stones will likely be underwater.
TNC Project Manager, and life-long Eastern Shore resident, Joe Fehrer has undertaken a survey of the cemetery. His goal is to have it added to the inventory of historic places through the Maryland Historic Trust.