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  • Greenvest LLC - Ring Island Oyster Catcher in Salt Marsh

    by Jay Dixon | April 12, 2016 GreenVest is pleased to announce that the first phase of the implementation of our salt marsh restoration project in Avalon, New Jersey is complete. In this phase approximately 45,000 cubic yards of clean dredged sediments has been applied over 35 acres of degraded salt marsh within the Cape May Coastal Wetlands Wildlife Management Area to fill expanding pools that threaten marsh integrity and to boost marsh surface elevation in the face of sea level rise. The placement of dredged materials in such a sensitive environment proved a challenging task, one that took over…

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  • GreenVest LLC and the Youth Corps Network

    by Doug Lashley | August 24, 2015 GreenVest is proud to announce it has established a strategic relationship with the Civilian Conservation Corp to help young people and veterans develop skills through tangible restoration projects with the guidance of trained GreenVest mentors. This provides the Corp members with the opportunity to learn, gain confidence and practice ecological restoration techniques that they can apply towards a future career. Currently The New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg is working with GreenVest on four different stream and wetland restoration projects. Email us at action@greenvestus.com with any questions, or give us a call to…

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  • Greenvest LLC Salt marshes in New Jersey

    by Jacqueline Jahn | August 24, 2015 For the past year GreenVest has been working alongside The Nature Conservancy, New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, GreenTrust Alliance and Princeton Hydro to plan and implement a series of salt marsh restoration projects that employ the beneficial reuse of dredged material. The beneficial reuse of dredged material refers to a suite of ecological restoration techniques that make use of dredged material as a source of sediments for project work. These techniques have been employed for decades along the Gulf Coast and in other parts of America, and now, in concert with…

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  • Doug Lashley Joins the Board of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the Advisory Committee for the Chesapeake Trust Fund Financing Task Force

    by Shane Mudd | March 16, 2015 As part of GreenVest’s on-going efforts to provide leadership and advocacy in the environmental field, President Doug Lashley has recently accepted two new positions with some of the Chesapeake Bay’s strongest and most innovative conservation efforts. In January 2015, Doug was honored to accept a position as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, which has been working since 1971 to fulfill its mission of bringing together “individuals, organizations, businesses and governments to find collaborative solutions, to build a strong commitment to stewardship, and to deliver…

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  • Greenvest LLC Public Private partnerships

    by Kevin Schneider | March 16, 2015 Public Private Partnerships, or P3 for short, have become increasingly popular mechanisms for sharing and allocating risks, rewards, assets, skills and responsibilities between public sector (federal, state or local agencies) and private sector entities. There are countless methods of structuring a P3 initiative, but they all have one thing in common: taking advantage of private sector efficiencies in ways unavailable through traditional public procurement methods. P3 type projects allow for more creativity and innovation than traditional procurement mechanisms. One example of a P3 is where the public sector wants (or needs) a new…

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  • Greenvest LLC Mitigation Banking Sustainability Tools

    by Shane Mudd | November 14, 2014 Developing successful mitigation strategies requires experience and knowledge across a wide range of disciplines, and one of the essential elements is real estate law. GreenVest Managing Member Doug Lashley has a paper published in the latest edition of the legal periodical Real Estate Review by Thomson Reuters, “Mitigation Banking: A Sustainability Tool Here to Stay,” that reviews the full range of economic, environmental, and legal factors at work in the mitigation banking industry.  The paper reviews the historical drivers of mitigation banking as well as the current state of natural resource protection, and…

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  • Greenvest LLC Ancillary Benefits: Carbon Sequestration at the Flat Swamp Mitigation Bank

    by Kevin Schneider | October 16, 2014 The primary purpose of the Flat Swamp Mitigation Bank (FSMB) – located on a 386-acre site in Craven County, NC in the Neuse River basin – was to achieve water quality improvements through the reduction of Nitrogen into the Neuse River watershed and establishment of stream buffers. The site, which originally supported forested wetlands before being converted to agriculture in the mid-1970s, contributed to the decline in water quality throughout the watershed where clearing, ditching, agriculture operations and conventional development had extensively degraded the Flat Swamp watershed. Recent studies have shown that restored…

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  • Greenvest LLC Thin Layer Marsh restoration

    by Damian Holynskyj | October 15, 2014 As part of our commitment to staying One Step Ahead…GreenVest has been actively developing new techniques and opportunities to restore lost salt marsh habitat that has been disappearing up and down the Eastern seaboard. These valuable marsh habitats have been eroding over the past hundred years as a result of sea level rise, lower accretion rates, and higher rates of anthropogenic erosion. In addition to losses of valuable ecological habitat, in many cases the loss of salt marshes near costal human populations, eliminates vital natural buffers and results in increased community vulnerability to…

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  • Greenvest LLC Salt marsh structure Restoration project

    by Doug Lashley | November 15, 2013 Salt marshes on a global scale are highly productive transition zones between marine and terrestrial habitats.  Salt marshes are often called the “nurseries of life,” providing sanctuary for thousands of aquatic, avian and terrestrial animals.  Migratory birds use these resources as resting, foraging and nesting sites year after year.  One third of our nation’s endangered species call these resources their permanent homes, while half utilize them some point in their life.  Salt marshes in particular contribute to the national economy by producing resources and commodities and providing other societal benefits. Salt marshes Yield…

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