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Ecotone in the News
Ecotone Teams with EDC, Inc. on Hollywood Branch Stream Restoration
Ecotone, thru its project partner EDC, will be constructing the stream restoration components of the Hollywood Branch stream restoration project, sponsored by the MD State Highway Administration. Construction of the multi-million dollar project is scheduled to start in the spring of 2014.
Fosters Branch Stream Restoration
Ecotone has been awarded a construction contract from the Harford County Department of Public Works to construct the Fosters Branch stream restoration project. Located in Joppatowne, Maryland, the $376,000 project will stabilize the channel as the stream transitions from nontidal to tidal. Substantial bioengineering is proposed to revegetative and stabilize the reconstructed streambanks. Ecotone is thrilled to again be working with Harford County, and our crews are happy to have a local project only a few miles from our Forest Hill headquarters!
Little Upper Patuxent Design-Build
Ecotone, as the prime contractor, has initiated work on the Upper Little Patuxent stream restoration project sponsored by the Maryland State Highway Adminstration (SHA). Ecotone is working closely with JMT, Inc., a Hunt Valley based engineering firm to complete the project's design this spring and summer. Construction is scheduled for the Fall of 2013. The project will stabilize over 3,800 linear feet of the Upper Little Patuxent River, providing increased floodplain functions, ecological uplift, and improved water quality to the Patuxent River Basin.
Restoration Work in Progress
Sean McDonough (in photo above), Caroline Stanley, and Scott McGill met with 16 students from Towson University at the Wooly Bugger restoration site in Hereford, MD on November 22, 2013. The students are currently taking Dr. Vanessa Beauchamp's Wetland Ecology class. We had a wonderful afternoon discussing the wetland restoration project, legacy sediments, and wetland seed banks.
Ecotone Presents at the 2013
Mid-Atlantic Stream Restoration Conference in Baltimore
Scott McGill and Brian Bartell presented at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Stream Conference, held in Baltimore, MD October 30-November 1, 2013. Bartell’s paper, entitled The Carbon Consideration – What Role Does Atmospheric Carbon Play in Stream Restoration Decision-Making, and How Much Should It?, can be viewed here. Scott McGill’s presentation, entitled Constructability, Cost Effectiveness, and Sustainability of Stream Restoration Methods and Practices; A Contractor’s Perspective, can be viewed here.
Chris Kidd and Keith Gussler of Ecotone's Construction Division installing the Great Mills High School Bioretention facility in St. Mary's County, MD November 2013
Ecotone is currently working the Center for Watershed Protection 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.