Restoring the wetland at a time

Environmental Concern Inc. (EC) is a  public, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, located in St. Michaels, Maryland.  EC’s mission is to promote the public understanding and stewardship of wetlands with the goal of improving water quality and enhancing natural habitats through wetland outreach and education, native species horticulture and the restoration, construction and enhancement of wetlands.


The Restoration Division at EC specializes in the creation and enhancement of freshwater wetlands and tidal salt marshes. In 2018, we planted over 400,000 wetland plants by hand for restoration projects. These habitats will offer protection and food sources for hundreds of species.

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EC maintains the nation's first wholesale native plant nursery, established in 1972. Currently, we offer over 120 wetland and upland native plants species. In addition to operating as a wholesale nursery, EC's nursery is an integral part of our education and restoration endeavors.

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Outreach & Education

Our Educators work to improve the understanding and appreciation of wetlands and their importance to improving water quality and natural habitat. Since 1985, EC has offered professional training as well as community workshops and outreach initiatives.

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Join the EC staff and run or walk with your family and friends on September 21st. Environmental Concern is thrilled that Tardigrade Obstacle Course Racing will be hosting an event that will raise awareness about the importance of increasing habitat for the magnificent monarch butterfly. Choose from four spectacular events - a competitive obstacle course race, a fun obstacle course race (perfect for families who do not want to compete), a 1.5 mile fun run/walk and a virtual run. A portion of the proceeds will help EC fund the Mini Monarch Ultra Program coming up this fall.

Click the link below to register!

Mini Monarch Ultra Event