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. Our staff offers decades of experience restoring and constructing wetlands to improve water quality, manage stormwater, enhance habitat and stabilize shoreline erosion.

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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 Inc. and Coastal Resources Inc. are using their shared experience and resources to offer high-level professional training to students, practitioners and consultants.

Since 1985, EC has offered professional wetland training courses. Class size is limited to twelve participants to encourage more interaction and collaboration with classmates and instructors. Hands-on learning is designed for your experience level, and instructors offer opportunities for
the class to ask questions that relate to their fieldwork. Access to additional resources is offered by our instructors.
Make lasting connections with participants working in the wetland field!

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