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.

Mission:  EC is committed to improving water quality and creating, restoring and conserving wetlands, living shorelines and other natural habitats through education and outreach, propagation of native plant species and professional design and installation.



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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More
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.

Learn More

Environmental Concern Inc. takes the health of our employees, customers and friends as top priority. In response to COVID-19, EC is taking preventative measures to ensure a safe working environment. In addition to asking any employee who does not feel well to stay home, we have educated our staff and posted signs sharing best practices to help stop the spread of respiratory viruses. We have increased our cleaning protocols and will continue to follow local and state recommendations.

Our wholesale open house scheduled for April 8th and 9th and retail plant sale scheduled for May 8th have been canceled. Our Basic Wetland Delineation course has been postponed-we will publish the new date as soon as possible. Our nursery will remain open to provide native plants to our wholesale and retail customers. If you plan to visit the nursery, please remember to schedule an appointment with our nursery staff. If you are interested in placing an order, please call 410-745-9620 or email Please follow the link below to see our current availability.