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  • Greenvest LLC blue spotted salamander

    by McKenzi Heger | March 19, 2019 We often learn about endangered species from popular news sites that only cover the loss of large animals that have been around for centuries. These include rhinos, elephants, big cats, and more, but what about the more locally recognized ones? While it’s hard to imagine the impact smaller species have on our environment, their part in stabilizing our ecosystem makes a lasting impression – even more so when they start to enter threatened or endangered territory. When a species is placed on the endangered list, they are in immediate danger of extinction. Possible…

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  • Greenvest LLC Green infrastructure plans

    by McKenzi Heger | February 11, 2019 Have you ever wondered what the purpose of rooftop gardens are? How about those mid-sidewalk planter boxes? While they may be pleasing to the eye in cities, they act as more than just outdoor décor. These vegetative areas are known as a form of green infrastructure and they have an important part in maintaining the health of our environment. While the EPA defines it as “a cost-effective, resilient approach to managing wet weather impacts that provide many community benefits,” there’s more to green infrastructure than what meets the eye. Let’s take a closer look. The…

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  • Greenvest LLC stream restoration grading

    by McKenzi Heger | January 11, 2019 Stream restoration is more than just stabilizing and repairing stream channels, it also revitalizes and protects the health of our watersheds and aquatic ecosystems. Described as “a set of activities that help improve the environmental health of a river or stream”, stream restoration seeks to stabilize channels within their present environmental context, and can seek to accomplish goals like reducing erosion of channel beds and banks, and reducing downstream sedimentation. In all cases, a set of site-specific goals and objectives are developed and then implemented. These are focused on restoring function and value,…

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  • Greenvest LLC stormwater management runoff

    by McKenzi Heger | December 10, 2018 The importance of an effective stormwater management system is imperative to your safety and the health of the environment. We recently announced a 20-year contract with the City of Annapolis, so the local benefits of a stormwater management system have been at the top of our mind, especially given the greater frequency of rain we’ve received and the potential for a winter full of snow. What is stormwater management? Stormwater comes from any precipitation falling from the sky including rain, sleet, or melting snow and can be effectively managed through stormwater management by companies…

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  • Greenvest LLC stormwater management

    by McKenzi Heger | November 29, 2018 GreenVest is proud to announce their newly awarded 20-year contract with the City of Annapolis. The goal of this project is to efficiently and effectively assess, evaluate and implement stormwater management (SWM) projects that follow all requirements of Maryland’s MS4 compliance program. The contract will also address EPA mandated Chesapeake Bay clean water initiatives. The scope of work covers tasks that are on schedule to be completed initially during the City’s 2019 fiscal year. This includes analysis of data regarding existing SWM Best Management Practices (BMPs) provided by the City of Annapolis or…

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  • Greenvest LLC Habitat restoration

    by McKenzi Heger | October 26, 2018 Habitat restoration finds its way into almost all of our projects, making it one of the most important aspects of our work. From protecting numerous plant species to providing high-quality habitats for threatened and endangered species, protecting our environment is becoming increasingly important. Check out this infographic we have put together to help you learn everything you need to know about this topic and beyond. If you’re interested in learning more, feel free to visit our habitat restoration projects page or contact us!

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  • Greenvest LLC Pin Oak Forest Award

    by McKenzi Heger | October 11, 2018 Photo by Princeton Hydro We’re proud to announce that the New Jersey American Water Resources Association (NJ-AWRA) recently awarded GreenTrust Alliance and Princeton Hydro the “Excellence in Water Resources Management” award for their work on the Pin Oak Forest Restoration Project in Woodbridge, NJ. This prestigious award is presented annually to qualified nominees who execute exceptional design and implementation of water management practices, especially those that classify as nontraditional. With the help of a group of dedicated partners, including GreenVest, LLC, the Pin Oak Forest Conservation Area has been…

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  • Greenvest LLC Hurricane Florence commentary

    by McKenzi Heger | September 19, 2018 When you visit the beach, you often see signs that read “please keep off the dunes.” While the dunes may look like a great way to take a shortcut to your beachfront condo, it’s important to refrain. Why? Because dunes help communities bounce back after hazardous events like Hurricane Florence and can even reduce the chance of serious damage. Environmental firms, like GreenVest, who offer services to protect our coastlines and help aid in the restoration of wetlands, put a lot of time and effort into coastal resiliency planning. These services include restoring…

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  • Greenvest LLC UMBI Mattawoman Creek Map

    by McKenzi Heger | September 12, 2018 Photo by Airman Michael Murphy The completion of the first-ever Umbrella Mitigation Banking Instrument (UMBI) was announced on September 6, 2018 by the U.S. Air Force at Joint Base Andrews (JBA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Maryland Department of the Environment, GreenTrust Alliance, and GreenVest, LLC. This instrument will be utilized by Maryland’s Department of Defense (DoD), effective immediately. The first site to be restored under the new UMBI is Mattawoman Creek, located in Charles County’s Pomfret, MD. The entire project yields nearly 38 wetland credits and almost 1,600…

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  • Greenvest LLC Maryland mitigation sites

    by McKenzi Heger | August 9, 2018 Mitigation bank credits and turnkey mitigation – they both have the word mitigation in their name but are they the same? The short answer is no, but let’s dig a little deeper. Mitigation could be defined as the process of making something less severe or damaging. In terms of land, it’s the process of restoring it back to its natural state and offsetting any known impacts as a result of damage to that land. This act of mitigation is common amongst wetlands, which brings us to mitigation bank credits. A mitigation bank is…

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