Mike Dryden - Land Advisor
Since 2013, Mike has led and aided in the restoration and protection of over 3,800 acres of wetlands through his role as the Restoration Specialist for the MD/DC chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Prior to that, he worked as the Public Drainage Coordinator for the Eastern Shore, and he began his career as a Soil Conservation Associate with the Maryland Department of Agriculture, where he focused on helping local farmers in Worcester County implement best management practices.
An Eastern Shore native, Mike grew up in Somerset County on his parent’s produce, grain, and poultry farm. He is still an active participant in the family business, which produces tomatoes, watermelon, and cantaloupe. Mike resides on the Rewastico Creek in Hebron, MD with his wife Sarah and two daughters, Annie and Elizabeth. Mike is an avid outdoorsman and fisherman throughout the Chesapeake Bay and specifically along the tributaries of the lower Eastern Shore.