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Ecotone in the News
Living with Nature
Ecotone currently has several of our preservation properties for sale. We have just REDUCED the PRICE on our highly desirable Glenwood Maryland property. Build your dream home on this 15 acre parcel convenient to major routes including 32, 97 and 70 and Howard County Schools. View the listing 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 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!
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 Teams with EDC, Inc. on Hollywood Branch Stream Restoration
Updated - June 2014
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.
Restoration Work in Progress
Upper Little Patuxent Design-Build
Update - June 2014
Ecotone, as the prime contractor, is working closely with JMT, Inc., a Hunt Valley based engineering firm on first ever Maryland State Highway Adminstration (SHA) stream restoration project. The final design of this project, which will stabilize over 3,800 linear feet of the Upper Little Patuxent River, is complete and stakeout is underway. Construction is scheduled for July of 2014.
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.
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.
At Ecotone, we pride ourselves on being the best at what we do and staying current in our field. Our staff is encouraged to attend the training they need to be successful. This continuing education keeps Ecotone competitive and ensures we have the tools and expertise needed to serve our clients. Below are some of recent classes/workshops recently completed.
Ecotone's Eric Chodnicki, Sean McDonough, and Caroline Stanley recently attended a one-day classroom and field seminar conducted by the Pennsylvania Association of Professional Soil Scientists (PAPSS) to gain a better understanding of the Regional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual: Eastern Mountains and Piedmont Region v2.0 and how it will have an effect on the wetland delineation process. For more on this workshop, please see our Blog
Ecotone's Construction Manager, Rich Berkey, recently spent a week in West Virginia where he completed Rosgen Level II River Morphology and Applications training taught by David Rosgen of Wildland Hydrology.
Ecotone's Lynn Davis and Nick Rodericks spent a week in Baltimore at an AutoCAD and LT2014 training class.
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.
Coming Summer 2014!
Our two Herefords are expecting! Last year, we added two Hereford cows to our Forest Hill, MD farm. They were bred this past winter with a Black Angus bull. The calves will be a cross breed called a Black Baldy. Watch for baby pictures late this summer!