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Ecotone in the News
Maryland's Governor, Martin O'Malley visits Upper Little Patuxent Stream Restoration Job Site
Governor O'Malley and local elementary school students came out to help Ecotone plant some trees at the Upper Little Patuxent project. This stream restoration project will help reduce nutrient loads to the Chesapeake Bay.
View the Upper Little Patuxent progress HERE !
Ecotone, Inc. Featured in I95 Business Magazine
Ecotone was recently featured in I95 Business Magazine. This local online and print publication focuses on successful businesses in Harford and Baltimore Counties. Learn more about what Ecotone is up to, read the full article here
Attention Landowners in Baltimore, Harford, and Howard Counties.....
Ecotone is actively looking for properties to participate in our Landowner Asset Management Program. Landowners are compensated for their participation in this program which restores sensitive environmental areas and improves conservation value. For more information please click here.
North Carolina Stream and Wetland Restoration Projects
Upated June 2014
In North Carolina news, Albemarle Restorations, LLC has been awarded contracts for the design and implementation of wetland and stream restoration plans in the Chowan and Tar-Pamlico River Basins. These projects, which are in their final stages of review, are part of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Ecosystem Enhancement Program (EEP). Read the full story here!
Restoration Work in Progress
Upper Little Patuxent Design-Build
Update - September 2014
Ecotone, as the prime contractor, is currently constructing the first ever Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) design-build stream restoration project. Construction of his project, which will stabilize over 3,800 linear feet of the Upper Little Patuxent River, will continue through the fall with completion anticipated in January 2015.
Hollywood Branch Stream Restoration
Updated - September 2014
Ecotone, through its project partner EDC, Is constructing the stream restoration components of the Hollywood Branch stream restoration project, sponsored by the MD State Highway Administration. This project will restore 7,000 linear feet of stream in Montgomery County.
Ecotone was honored as a Finalist in the 2014 Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence. This award pays tribute to businesses that demonstrate high standards of honesty and integrity toward customers, employees, shareholders and their communities.
Ecotone was recognized as an "Outstanding Harford County Business" during Harford County Business Appreciation Week. This e event, hosted by Harford County Office of Economic Development from September 10-17, featured tours by Harford County Officials and their Economic Development Teams of various businesses.
Harford Business Award - 2014
The Harford County Chamber of Commerce awarded Ecotone the 2014 Harford Business Award in the Entrepreneur Category. This award, which was presented to us on September 10th at Richland Ballroom, "recognizes companies and organizations which exemplify a strong commitment to the Harford County business community".
Harford County Public Schools Design-Build Contract
Ecotone, Inc. has recently been awarded a multi-year environmental design build contract with Harford County Public Schools. We are excited to again be contracting with Harford County on important environmental restoration projects. Ecotone has teamed with JMT, Inc. a Hunt Valley Engineering Firm, for this contract.
Bike to Work Day 2014
Ecotone, Inc. wins Cycle Smackdown 2014 - Bike to Work Day
For the fourth straight year, Ecotone has won the coveted Cycle Smackdown trophy for Bel Air - Small Category, Most Participants in Bike to Work Day. Unlike other years, no one actually biked to work in Harford County that day because of torrential rains and flooding. However, we made the commitment to do so and we will do it again in 2015!
Ecotone is actively working with the Harford Soil Conservation District (SCD) in the design and implementation of stream restoration, wetland restoration, and forest buffer planting projects with funding through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund. For more details, please see our Blog.
Ecotone is currently working the Center for Watershed Protection (CWP) on several innovative and sustainable bioretention projects in the Central Maryland region. The latest project is a bioretention/
raingarden at the Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, MD. The project will treat stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces. Ecotone is working with the CWP and the high school to incorporate students into the planting component of the project.
Our Newest Addition! Our second "Black Baldy" kept us waiting...born on the first day of Fall 2014.
Earlier this summer, this calf was born to one of our Hereford heifers. She is a "black baldy" which is a cross between a Hereford and a Black Angus. Ecotone's Chris Kidd has been caring for the growing herd in his "spare" time.
Brian Zink relocating a fawn at the Hollywood Branch Stream site
Our field crew is always on the lookout for wildlife. This newborn, just a day or two old, was safely moved out of harms way prior to starting construction of our stream restoration project.
Creating Unexpected Habitat
Ecotone's tree planting crew often uses tubex shelters to protect newly planted trees and shrubs from deer browse. Occasionally we will find out that the local wildlife can derive additional unexpected benefits.