Restoring the Bay....one 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.

 

Restoration

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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Nursery

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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2022 Professional Training Course Schedule

Since its inception in 1972, Environmental Concern has been focused on building the capacity of those in the wetland field through quality professional development opportunities. Unlike other wetland training centers, Environmental Concern is fully engaged in the work of wetlands. We
are able to provide students a unique learning experience presented from the practitioners’ perspective.

Click on the link below to download the brochure. If you would like to receive a brochure by mail, email reception@wetland.org and include your mailing address.

Professional Courses Brochure