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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Environmental Concern is happy to welcome Joe Miller to our staff! Joe comes to EC as our new Wetland Restoration Architect and brings over 20 years of experience in the field. Joe received his Master of Science in Ecology at Pennsylvania State University and Master of Landscape Architecture in Planning Method for Wildlife Corridors at the University of Massachusetts. On his first day, Joe toured one of our living shoreline projects with Senior Vice President, Gene Slear and Restoration Field Supervisor, Chris Oakes - we wasted no time in getting Joe’s “feet in the sand”.

To find out about upcoming events at EC, click the link below.

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