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 Breaking News
The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) is going virtual in 2021!
This will be EC’s 18th year exhibiting at MANTS: ‘The Masterpiece of Trade Shows’. EC’s exhibitor profile will highlight our 2021 native plant selection, including new species added in 2021. Look for a large selection of wetland and upland species, including grasses such as Spartina patens, Spartina alterniflora, Panicum virgatum and Distichlis spicata. Our nursery team is available to answer your questions or to help with your order. Contact our Nursery Manager, John Sandkuhler (

Click below to visit the MANTS Business Hub registration.