Oyster Restoration Project

Fossilized Oyster Shells From Florida to Become Home to Maryland Oysters

From Maryland Department of the Natural Resources: Governor Martin O’Malley was joined by more than 100 partners and stakeholders at the Port of Baltimore on Friday morning for a first-hand look at approximately 2,750 tons of fossilized oyster shell en route to Harris Creek in the Chesapeake Bay. The barge load was the first shipment…

USGBC LEED Gold

MES Headquarters Building Awarded LEED Gold Certification from USGBC

For the second time, the Maryland Environmental Service Headquarters Building achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Under USGBC’s rating system, MES HQ scored 75 points out of a maximum 79 points under the Gold Level category. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a rating system that measures the…

National Highway Institute Sub-Surface Investigation Certification Training Group

Eight MES Employees Successfully Complete National Highway Sub-Surface Investigation Certification Training

During the week of July 15, Maryland Environmental Service had eight employees attend Sub-Surface Investigation (SSI) Certification training. Taught by instructors approved by the National Highway Institute (NHI), this course is part of a series to develop a training and qualification certification program for geotechnical inspectors and field personnel. This course is intended for drillers,…

International Visitor Leadership Program Poplar Island Visit

United States Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program Visits Poplar Island As Part of Multi-Regional Environmental Protection and Biodiveristy Conservation Project

On Monday, July 15, participants of the United States Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program took a tour of Poplar Island. The tour included information on why Poplar Island is being rebuilt, how it is being constructed and the benefits of it versus the overall cost of the project. Members of the program came…