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The Plains, Ohio
Rural Action is a community development organization working throughout Appalachian Ohio to build thriving communities and healthy environments for all. Our work is driven by our members and the assets in our region. We work with our members and partners to help communities do big things; grow local businesses and jobs; restore our environment; an encourage the next generation of leaders. We do this through 8 sectors; sustainable agriculture, sustainable forestry, energy, watershed restoration, environmental education, social enterprise, entrepreneurial communities, and zero waste. Keep up with our work here on Linked in and thanks for stopping by!
Mission: To advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education, and restoration. Driven by the philosophy that understanding the science of fresh water is fundamental to our ability to protect the integrity of this finite and vital resource, the Center seeks to disseminate its research findings to its peers in the scientific and educational communities, as well as businesses, landowners, policy makers and individuals, to enable informed decision making that affects water quality and availability in our local communities and the world around us. We accomplish our goals through our pursuit of both basic and applied scientific research, watershed restoration programs, and through educational programs, which serve audiences ranging in age from elementary school children to adults in continuing education programs. Stroud Water Research Center undertakes applied research projects for public agencies and private corporations in an effort to provide solutions to water resource problems throughout the world.
NHC is an internationally recognized engineering and geoscience consulting company with over 40 years of experience specializing in water resources engineering for the development, management, and protection of water resources. NHC’s professionals are highly qualified in all areas of hydrotechnical engineering and fluvial geomorphology. The company areas of expertise include hydraulic design, river engineering, hydrology, dam safety, fisheries engineering, environmental assessments and monitoring, fish and aquatic habitat assessments, habitat compensation, sedimentation, watershed restoration, construction management, international development, and physical and numerical modeling. In support of the firm’s consulting services, NHC also offers services in the fields of geographic information systems (GIS), digital terrain modeling (DTM), and field data acquisition (bathymetric surveys, sediment sampling and analysis, velocity measurements, hydrometrics, etc.). Our Canadian offices are located in Vancouver, British Columbia; Edmonton, Alberta; and Montreal, Quebec; with satellite offices in Nanaimo and Kamloops, British Columbia. US offices are located in Seattle, Bellingham, and Olympia, Washington, and Sacramento and Pasadena, California; with a branch office in Lake Tahoe, California. In addition, we have an office in São Paolo, Brazil, and typically operate overseas field offices on a project basis. The corporate website at www.nhcweb.com provides contact information for each of these locations.
Renewables and Environment
DroneSeed offers full lifecycle services for forestry management by using an efficient, cost-competitive fleet of drones to reduce reliance on manual labor. Founded in 2016 by eco-tech startup veterans DroneSeed first won the Beaverton, Oregon $100K Challenge. Shortly after, they were one of the nine startups out of 1,000 applicants to be selected for the TechStars Seattle program. Currently, DroneSeed is conducting several paid pilot programs, including a watershed restoration project with water utility Clean Water Services.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
RMYC provides young adults with the opportunities and tools to build strong bonds to community, increase academic success, gain valuable job skills, and live a healthy and productive adulthood. RMYC serves 100-150 young people ages 16-30 years old each year through residential environmental conservation projects and education. RMYC operates 5 types of crews - the Regional Conservation Corps (high school-aged crews), college-aged Trail Crews and Saw Crews, Historic Preservation Corps crews, and the Veterans Fire Corps (chainsaw and fire mitigation crews for military). Projects include building and maintaining trails, bridges, and fences, watershed restoration, campgrounds and parks, beetle kill mitigation, and hazardous fuels reduction. The program incorporates comprehensive education focusing on career development, leadership, healthy lifestyles, environmental education, and civic and social responsibility. The residential nature allows for deep and thorough involvement with the educational component. Conservation Corps participants are paid living stipends for their service and many are eligible to receive AmeriCorps education awards for higher education expenses.
San Diego, CA
Plant With Purpose, a Christian development organization, reverses deforestation and poverty around the world by transforming the lives of the rural poor. For more than 30 years, Plant With Purpose has been a leader in linking international community development and environmental solutions, working with smallholder farmers in strategic areas where environmental degradation and poverty intersect. Plant With Purpose currently works in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, Tanzania, and Thailand, employing an integrated methodology that combines environmental restoration, economic empowerment, and spiritual renewal. Activities include watershed restoration, reforestation, sustainable agriculture training, savings-and-loan groups, local leadership development, and supporting outreach efforts of the local Christian church. Our Vision: to break the vicious cycle of poverty and deforestation by transforming it into a victorious cycle of environmental restoration, economic empowerment and spiritual renewal.
Bioengineering Associates, Inc. is an award-winning, Small Business Enterprise, Engineering Contracting firm, licensed and bonded in California and Oregon. We specialize in watershed restoration activities, particularly, riverbank stabilization/revegetation, riparian vegetation enhancement, in-stream habitat structures, flood plain and terrace stabilization/revegetation and non-point source sediment control. Since 1982, we have been prescribing for and repairing damage to rivers, streams, hill slopes, and roads within a watershed context, focusing mainly on the basins of the Eel, Russian and Napa rivers and other coastal streams of Northern California. In 2009, we introduced our technology in Oregon, and currently have scoping studies and demonstration projects on the South Fork Coquille and the Lower Rogue Rivers.
The Wildwood | Mahonia family of companies has a diverse range of activities: agriculture, urban planning and development, watershed restoration and international ventures. For over 35 years, our projects have been guided by nature as we design and build places for people to live, work, and play. We incorporate the latest in energy efficient building techniques and native compatible landscaping in order to protect and enhance our natural resources. Our approach to business includes active support of community programs, especially those benefitting children and the environment.
Richmond, VA Virginia
The James River Association (JRA) was founded in 1976 and is a member-supported, non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the James River. We believe if you change the James, the James will change you! OUR MISSION: The mission of the James River Association is to be a guardian of the James River. We provide a voice for the river and take action to promote conservation and responsible stewardship of its natural resources. OUR VISION: To see a fully healthy James River supporting thriving communities. WE PROTECT: JRA monitors the river, responds to problems, seeks policy changes, and implements on-the-ground projects to restore the river’s health. We protect through our Watershed Restoration, James Riverkeeper, and River Advocacy programs. WE CONNECT: JRA helps communities benefit from the river by increasing river access, supporting river-related events, and implementing volunteer projects. We connect through our Environmental Education and Community Conservation programs. OUR APPROACH: Awareness - Ensuring all watershed residents know their connection to the James and their role in protecting it. Appreciation- Ensuring everyone has a personal connection to the James River and is inspired to do their part. Action - Engaging partners and members to put projects on the ground that protect the James and connect people to it. Advocacy - Achieving policy changes to drive actions needed to protect the James and connect people to it. JRA continues to focus and align its programs to address the most pressing issues facing the James River. Through the support of its members, supporters and partners, the James River Association is poised to usher in a new chapter of success for the River and the organization. Please visit our website at thejamesriver.org for more information or to support or become involved with JRA.
Solana Beach, CA
Nature Collective is helping to preserve San Diegan lands, including the San Elijo Lagoon. We provide perfect places for immersing yourself in nature, spending time with others, and even having an outing solo. From education tours and field trips to volunteer opportunities, we offer a dynamic array of activities with a community. With energy and determination we work how to conserve our lands. We know – and champion – the importance of opening the lagoon to the ocean, removing invasive plants, and more. Thanks to our 20+ years of experience with the lagoon restoration, Nature Collective soon will be available for consulting with watershed restoration, education, and conservation projects. Our vision is a world where everyone has a passion to connect with, experience, and protect nature. Our mission is to drive a passion for nature, for all. We want our places and events to offer every human an experience and a deep connection with the living world.