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.

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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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Spring is only one month away! Learn how to plant milkweed and how to harvest milkweed seeds to benefit the monarch butterfly. Join the Seed Stewards for Monarchs at this family friendly event on February 29 at the Triple Creek Winery from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Participate in education activities and enjoy monarch munchies - bring your family, friends and neighbors! Anyone who is interested in becoming a Seed Steward may sign up at this event.

Click on the button below and send us a message with your name and the name of any guest you will be bringing along.

We hope to see you there!

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