Urban Ecosystem Restorations, Inc. (UER) is pleased to announce that we will receive a 2016 Janice Hollmann Grant Award! This grant program is administered by the Maryland Environmental Trust (MET), a statewide land trust and independent unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and is funded by the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA).
This grant award represents an exciting milestone for UER. The grant will enable UER to finalize development of our ecosystem restoration strategy for the Maryland suburbs of the District of Columbia.
As part of the grant-funded work, UER will identify key land parcels that, if restored with eco-functioning spaces (EFS), will materially strengthen the natural environment in some of the most degraded areas of Montgomery County and Prince George’s County. Part of this strategy will be to identify and target privately-owned land parcels that are:
- Adjacent to protected natural areas,
- Adjacent to other lands that have already received public investments in green infrastructure, or
- Unprotected natural areas that significantly affect environmental quality.
Incorporation of EFS in these private lands will enable UER to magnify the collective environmental impact of large public investments in ecosystem restoration.
We thank MET and SHA for their support and partnership.