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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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  • Cookies

    This week, GreenVest staff enjoyed our second annual Holiday Cookie Exchange. Everyone brought a dozen cookies to trade and take home to their family and friends. Sarah took home the prize for Most Festive for the second year in a row! She is the one to beat next year. Happy Holidays to all, from the GreenVest team! Cookies Carmen and Sarah, Most Festive! More cookies Team GV and cookies

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  • Jack presents nature photography basics

    Jack Turner leads a nature photography workshop GreenVest was invited to participate in the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Bowie State Seminar Series this fall with a presentation on Nature Photography by our own Jack Turner. Jack’s skills in wildlife and landscape photography made him a natural fit to give this presentation, and Bowie State students gathered in the Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Nursing on the Bowie State campus on November 2 to learn all about nature photography. Jack’s presentation focused on theories of photography and how to compose an image, and moved into studying your subjects -…

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  • GreenVest's Carmen Tucker Speaks

    GreenVest’s Carmen Tucker Speaks This month, GreenVest was invited by the Chesapeake Bay Alliance to participate in the Green Careers Round Table panel at Bowie State University (BSU). The panel spoke to current students interested in the “Green” industry to encourage the next generation of environmentalists. Alongside representatives from the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition and the National Wildlife Federation, GreenVest’s own Carmen Tucker spoke to the BSU community about the onset of her career, her personal experience and education in environmental science, and how the environmental field is progressing. As a recent graduate from a Johns Hopkins University…

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  • All the Officials in Attendance | Photo Courtesy of Michael Ivan Schwartz with Loud Communications, LLC

    On October 7, the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership (SBGP), an economic development authority funded by casino revenue, hosted a press conference to announce that $47.7 million has been secured to build wetlands around the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River. This funding kicks off Stage I of the Middle Branch Resiliency Initiative (MBRI). GreenVest is thrilled to be SBGP’s implementing partner for the MBRI which is a nationally significant, comprehensive set of shoreline protection, marsh-reestablishment, and stormwater management projects that will work in tandem with the Reimagine Middle Branch Master Plan. This 35-acre project will protect critical infrastructure along the…

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  • Brian Cramer at Paulins Kill Watershed

    Brian Cramer at Paulins Kill Watershed Recently, the Stillwater Elementary School 5th Grade class took a field trip to a headwater wetland in the Paulins Kill Watershed. Paulins Kill is a tributary of the Delaware River in New Jersey (“kill” coming from a Dutch word for “stream”). Brian Cramer’s Presentation In a program sponsored by the Foodshed Alliance, this visit was designed to help students understand the importance of the Watershed and its effects on all the residents, farmers, organizations, businesses, and municipalities in the area. Students also learned what they could do to help preserve the health of our…

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