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  • Greenvest LLC Wetland mitigation bank

    by McKenzi Heger | July 13, 2018 In the coming months, we have a total of four big projects starting up and we’re excited to share them with you. As an environmental development and consulting firm specializing in mitigation services, ecological restoration, and sustainable land planning, we thrive off of acquiring new projects. They help aide in our mission of developing sustainable solutions to environmental inconsistencies while leaving a lasting impression on future generations. The following projects are located in both Maryland and New Jersey and include mitigation and restoration of wetland property. Our first upcoming project, the Mattawoman Creek…

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  • Greenvest LLC river watershed

    by McKenzi Heger | June 25, 2018 The recent devastation in Howard County’s downtown Ellicott City has opened up the door to a host of conversations, including finding a creative solution to the flooding incidents that plagued July 2016 and, more recently, May 2018. A sense of urgency and openness to finding a solution in the community has grown exponentially due to sudden economic distress for businesses in Ellicott City, property damage to both retail and private homes, injuries, dislocation of families, and the loss of life. Addressing these issues requires significant key planning, design, and construction efforts that come…

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  • Greenvest LLCPond restoration

    by McKenzi Heger | June 12, 2018 Last month, Land Trust Alliance, Inc. welcomed GreenTrust Alliance as the newest land trust member. As a nationwide land trust advisor with a rigorous certification process, this membership is a great honor that presents extensive opportunities for both GreenVest and GreenTrust Alliance. This new alliance provides a powerful voice towards achieving a shared vision of restoration of land and permanent protection for those restored ecosystem service values. Since 1982, the Land Trust Alliance has been continuously building a community that shares the collective goal of strengthening land conservation in the U.S. in hopes…

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  • Greenvest LLC Marsh projects

    by Karen Knight | July 7, 2017  SHARK ISLAND – About a half mile from Avalon, marshes, which are a part of the New Jersey-Cape May Wetlands Wildlife area, have experienced a decrease in vegetation caused by: * Rising sea levels * Chronic pressure exerted by passing boats * Storms like Hurricane Sandy and Jonas Those 44 acres, which are home to oyster catchers, laughing gulls, egrets, herons, rails, and dowitchers, are experiencing a rejuvenation funded by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). The project to stabilize the green patches of marsh that act as a…

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  • Greenvest LLC Black Skimmer

    by Jay Dixon | April 12, 2016 The black skimmer (Rynchops niger) is an endangered species within the state of New Jersey. In New Jersey, black skimmers nest on open sandy beaches, inlets, and offshore islands along the Atlantic Coast from Sandy Hook to Cape May. Black Skimmers are truly unique creatures. Did you know… There are only three species of skimmer in the world and that the Black Skimmer is the only skimmer found in the Americas. Folk names for the Black Skimmer include Seadog, Scissor-bill, and Cutwater. Its unique hunting method has earned the skimmer its name. The…

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  • Greenvest LLC birds in impact investing projects

    by Doug Lashley , Managing Member, GreenVest LLC. | April 12, 2016 Increasing global population and the resulting demand for resources has unfortunately led to unsustainable practices producing severe impacts to much of the world’s natural infrastructure. Depletion of natural infrastructure has led to declines in land productivity and real estate values, loss of life, impaired water quality and created a lack of storm resilience. Some of these processes are natural, some negligent and increasingly, many are based on climatic and weather related impacts.  Restoring these resources to a state that functions ecologically and provides the resilience, materials and services needed by…

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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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