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Sold out: Beaver Walk and Talk

March 11, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

March 11 / 10am or 12pm / $

Unfortunately this popular program has already sold out. We hope you can join us for another program soon.

Come learn about natures chief engineer, the North American Beaver.  Once trapped almost to extinction, the North American beaver is making a comeback and may well be North America’s secret weapon to battle and mitigate the effects of climate change, fire, drought, water pollution, and  even flooding.  Known as keystone species, beaver alter the landscape in ways that benefit enumerable other species.  We will learn about beaver history, biology, and how Ecotone is promoting the ecosystem services of the species to realize big gains in the effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay to its former glory.  We will hike with Scott McGill to an amazing beaver pond and habitat right on the Howard County Conservancy’s property.  You won’t want to miss this thought provoking exploration of Scott’s “using nature to restore nature” philosophy with our beaver as the  featured star of the day.

Scott McGill is the Founder of Ecotone, a design-build ecological restoration company located in Forest Hill, MD. Scott has over 30 years of applied experience in both design and construction of ecological restoration projects throughout the United States. He is a thought leader in the field of ecological restoration and has brought many new ideas and methods into the mainstream, including the use of native materials and the North American beaver to drive ecological and water quality outcomes   His “less is more”, using nature to restore nature, approach to environmental restoration that incorporates conservation biology and adaptive management provides an innovative model for sustainable cost-effective ecological restoration.  In addition to driving positive change to the ecological restoration industry, Scott methodically scaled Ecotone from a small 2- person consulting firm in 2000 to a vertically integrated design-build company with over 80 employees.  His firm has restored over 40 miles of stream and 1,400 acres of wetlands in the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as preserving over 1,200 acres of land in perpetuity.  He and his wife of 30 years currently reside in Fallston, MD, have three grown children, and two grandchildren.  Outside of Ecotone, Scott is a certified Reiki Master Teacher and enjoys cycling, dog training, fly fishing, and adventure bikepacking.

$10 per person or $20 per family / advance registration is required and space is limited 

Unfortunately this popular program has already sold out. We hope you can join us for another program soon.


Beaver photo at Mt. Pleasant by Timothy Phillips


March 11, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Mt Pleasant
10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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