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  • Muddy Creek Stream Restoration Project

    BARC Stream and Wetland Restoration At GreenVest, we champion coupling nature-based solutions with cutting-edge science to restore functionality to impaired systems in vulnerable communities. By managing stormwater, mitigating flood risk and storm damage, and uplifting water and habitat quality, GreenVest improves resiliency within local ecosystems. Since many of our projects positively impact the Chesapeake Bay – whether restoring a stream tributary, improving stormwater management, or implementing another nature-based solution – it’s only fitting that we promote and highlight Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week. From June 3 to 11, Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week celebrates the “cultures, history, and natural beauty of the…

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  • Late last month, GreenVest and project partner Biohabitats hosted students from the University of Maryland on a tour of our Bacon Ridge Branch Stream Restoration Project. GreenVest’s Senior Project Manager David Merkey and Ecosystem Restoration Specialist Jack Turner led the group on this educational outing. Part of the University’s Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Dr. Andrew Baldwin’s class focuses on wetland science which inspired the tour of the site. The ±18,000 linear foot stream and riparian buffer restoration that reconnected the stream with its floodplain reinforced their classroom knowledge. This floodplain reconnection restored the site’s wetland hydrology/hydroperiod by effectively…

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  • River Valley Ranch, post restoration

    GreenVest wrapped up the third year of maintenance and monitoring of the Muddy Creek (River Valley Ranch) Stream Restoration Project (MCRP) in 2022. This installment provides an update on the continued success of the restoration as we enter Year 4. First, a little background on the project. Muddy Creek, downstream Streams within the project area are known brook trout habitat, including Gunpowder Falls, Muddy Creek, and an unnamed tributary, referred to as the Roller Road Tributary. These waters connect to a broader network of native brook trout streams in the Upper Gunpowder Watershed. Prior to restoration, the stream channels were…

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  • Tinkers Creek Stream, post restoration

    Project Area, Map courtesy of Princeton Hydro GreenVest is proud to announce that the Tinkers Creek Stream Restoration Project for Prince George’s County Department of the Environment (DOE) was honored with second place in the Best Stream Restoration category of the Chesapeake Stormwater Network’s (CSN) Best Urban BMP in the Bay Award contest (BUBBAs). This amazing honor is part of a program that spotlights the best urban stormwater practices with special emphasis on highlighting local innovators who use creative approaches to protect and restore local watersheds. GreenVest is proud to have completed this project in partnership with Petro Design Build…

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  • Brett Berkley, Photo by Tyrone Syranno Wilkens

    Brett Berkley, Photo by Tyrone Syranno Wilkens We’re thrilled that Brett Berkley, GreenVest’s Senior Vice President, was recently featured in Baltimore Magazine in an article discussing the important linkage between ecosystem health and community resilience. As the implementing resiliency partner of South Baltimore Gateway Partnership (SBGP), GreenVest is proud to lead the Middle Branch Resiliency Initiative (MBRI)—part of the broader Reimagine Middle Branch Master Plan—and shine the spotlight on this crucial undertaking. This nature-based resiliency project will help to revitalize 11 miles of Baltimore’s forgotten waterfront along the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River for the benefit of underserved communities…

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  • Stream at Mattawoman Creek Mitigation Site Wednesday, March 22, is World Water Day, created to bring focus to the water and sanitation crisis that affects many people across the globe. Today’s recognition is an important reminder that what impacts the water supply in one place impacts the health of us all. At GreenVest, we’re proud that our water quality improvement, stormwater management, and resiliency projects utilize nature-based solutions. These nature-based solutions often include the conservation and restoration of wetlands, streams, and other natural water systems to enhance the natural ecosystem services these landscape features provide. These environments not only clean…

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  • Pi Day 2023 Pies!

    Happy Pi Day! GreenVest celebrated yet another Pi Day with pizza pie for lunch, followed by decadent dessert pies. It was a wonderful way to catch up with colleagues, enjoy a presentation about Construction Oversight and Management, and pay special attention to the circles we overlook every day. Presentation by Max Breslin On March 14, 1988, Larry Shaw, a physicist at the San Francisco Exploratorium, coordinated a circular march and pie eating extravaganza. Chosen for its resemblance to the first three digits of Pi, 3/14 has since become international Pi Day, and a reason for math and sweets-themed parties around…

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  • Jack Turner Presents at SRA

    The Severn River Association (SRA) is the nation’s oldest organization dedicated to preserving a river. It’s also one of the largest civic groups in Anne Arundel County. GreenVest’s own Jack Turner, an Ecosystem Restoration Specialist and an SRA board member, recently had the opportunity to share some of his photography and knowledge about the diversity and importance of our area’s birds at a presentation for the organization. Jack not only showcased the beauty of our local feathered friends, but also examined their behaviors and habits, why they are so important to the Severn ecosystem, and how attendees can help preserve…

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  • Pin Oak

    As we kick off 2023, we reflect on all of our positive and impactful accomplishments in 2022. 2022 was a productive year, not just for implementing high impact projects, but also for inspiring the next generation of environmental scientists and sharing knowledge with our peers in the environmental industry. Log jam with beaver dam Last year, our nature-based solutions were “approved” by local fauna, as a family of beavers moved in and built on top of one of the beaver dam analogue (log jam) structures at our Bacon Ridge Branch Stream Restoration Project in Crownsville, MD. We continue to evaluate…

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  • Presenting at RAE

    The RAE Panel Earlier this month, GreenVest’s Senior Vice President, Brett Berkley, and Senior Project Manager, Andrew Forbes, presented at the Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) Coastal & Estuarine Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana. Along with project partners South Baltimore Gateway Partnership, Moffatt & Nichol, and Assedo Consulting, GreenVest took the stage to present on the Middle Branch Resiliency Initiative (MBRI). Presenting at RAE The presentation gave attendees insight to the vision of the MBRI, including increased equity and environmental justice, improved ecological resilience and public health, and the reconnections of local communities with their waterfront. Some of the specific ecosystem…

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