Programs and Events in 2011

Talbot Totes Project
April 2011
Talbot Totes

Environmental Concern and the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce partnered to provide free reusable tote bags at local businesses in the area to help reduce the use of plastig bags. Totes were distributed in time for Earth Day.

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Native Plants In the Landscape Conference
June 1 - 4, 2011

Millersville Native Plants & Landscaping Conference Logo


EC attended the annual Native Plants in the Landscape Conference held at Millersville University. This is a great venue to meet with customers and make more people aware of what we do and what we grow.

EC Spring Native Plant Sale & Open House
5/20 & 21/2011

Spring Open House & Plant Sale

This year the Spring Plant Sale & Open House was held in May before the heat of summer. Many visitors took advantage of the opportunity to visit our facility, take a self-guided tour, talk to our knowledgeable staff about their wetland plant needs, and purchase plants for their landsapes.

Choptank River Wade In

Wade In 2011

This year marks the third year for the Choptank Trib Team's "Wade In" for San Domingo Creek. Water clarity depth this year was 31 inches, up from 25 inches in 2010.

Environmental Concern President and several staff members participated in the Wade In along with local elected offiicials Addie Eckardt-District 37B Delegate and, Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio-District 37B Delegate,. The Wade In was followed by a picnic dinner held at EC.

Each year members of the Choptank Trib Team and local elected officials wade in to a river or tributary in the Choptank watershed to asses water clarity and as a way to publicize and document water quality conditions in the watershed.

Choptank Trib Team Website

Wade In 2011

Senator Cardin Visits Oxford Living Shorelines

Wade In 2011
EC Vice President Gene Slear discusses the new living shoreline with Senator Cardin.

Senator Cardin paid a visit to the recently completed living shorelines in the Town of Oxford. EC's Vice President Gene Slear and EC Wetland Restoration Manager Kody Cario were on hand to discuss the design and benefits of the new marshes at the Oxford Ferry Landing and at Morris Street Park. Both of these new living shorelines are public parks.

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Wade In 2011
Commissioner-elect Gordon Graves, Senator Cardin, Oxford Commissioner Peter Dunbar, EC Vice President Gene Slear, EC Wetland Restoration Manager Kody Cario