Since EC’s founding in 1972, the restoration division has restored over 35 miles of shoreline in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed using the bioengineering protocol developed by our founder, Dr. Garbisch.
Over the years engineers and scientists at EC have refined this technique, a process that has been proven over time as an effective long term solution to control shoreline erosion.
The Restoration Division specializes in both freshwater
wetlands and tidal salt marshes. From start to finish, we are often called upon to plan, design, obtain permits, construct, plant, and monitor a wetland project. Our well trained staff restore degraded wetlands and construct new wetlands to improve water quality, manage stormwater, enhance habitat, stabilize shoreline erosion, and mitigate wetland loss.
We are proud to be the recipient of the largest planting contract ever sent out to bid by the Baltimore District ACOE. The EC team planted 550,000 wetland plants on Poplar Island in 2005 (one of the largest restoration projects using dredged material in the nation).
Several of EC's projects are accessible to the public. If you would like to see for yourself how a Living Shoreline can enhance your property, or what a wetland designed to manage stormwater looks like, you can visit these sites.
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