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Ecotone in the News
Ecotone's Scott McGill to present in Center for Watershed Protection's upcoming stormwater webcast
The Center for Watershed Protection (CWP) has been producing high quality webcasts for stormwater and watershed professionals for the past five years. As part of the "Life of a Stormwater Practice" Series, Ecotone's Scott McGill will be a speaker in the "Design & Construction of BMPs" session to be held Wednesday April 9th from 1-3pm. See our Blog for more information.
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.
National Capital Angling Show March 2014 The National Capital Chapter of Trout Unlimited recently held the 39th Annual National Capital Angling Show in Bethesda, Maryland. Ecotone took part in the show as an exhibitor alongside angling gear and equipment manufacturers and dealers, outfitters, guides, angling artists and art dealers, and a variety of conservation and environmental education organizations. Highlights of the program, which is the oldest fly fishing show in the nation, included casting clinics and educational and inspirational presentations by nationally recognized experts in the field.
North Carolina Stream and Wetland Restoration Projects
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!
Restoring & Preserving the Deer Creek Watershed
Ecotone, Inc. has been working with Harford County Soil Conservation District (HSCD) since 2010 on the design and implementation of conservation practices within the Deer Creek watershed. These efforts are in support of the Deer Creek Watershed Restoration Strategy (WRAS) which was developed to protect water quality, conserve fish and wildlife habitats, and restore impaired areas.
Ecotone has designed and/or constructed stream and wetland restoration projects on 20 properties in the the watershed under this contract. Over the next two years, additional projects will be completed with funding through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund. The proposed work will not only help meet the WRAS goals, but it will also help the agricultural sector meet Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) requirements by reducing nutrient and sediment loads entering the receiving waters of the Deer Creek watershed.
Chesapeake & Atlantic Coastal
Bays Trust Fund
Ecotone has joined forces 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.
Upper Little Patuxent Design-Build
Update - January 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 nearing completion. Construction is scheduled for the Sring of 2014. Please see our Blog for more details.
Ecotone Teams with EDC, Inc. on Hollywood Branch Stream Restoration
Updated - January 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
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.
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Gearing up for Spring! March 2014 Warm weather is right around the corner and Ecotone getting ready. Construction of our second greenhouse is currently underway!
Highpoint CX Team Relay
What is one to do during the coldest winter in
memory when everyone is stuck inside? Well Ecotone tried something new and different, as least for us – promote a bike race on the property.
On January 19th, Ecotone and Fast Forward Racing hosted a 5k run and a 4 hour cross bike relay. Check out the story and a few photos here.
Ecotone & Towson University
Wooly Bugger Restoration Site
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.