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Grant dollars in economic ecology

Success for municipalities

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In LandStudies’ and CS Davidson’s trendsetting publication, Economic Ecology: Floodplain Restoration, twelve Pennsylvania case studies demonstrate the economic rewards of tackling environmental issues on a regional scale, specifically through floodplain restoration.

Municipalities throughout the Commonwealth, the article claims, can benefit from the concepts of Economic Ecology.

At the beginning of the year, LandStudies and CS Davidson launched a campaign to make more township and borough managers, parks and rec directors, and elected officials aware of the ways that Economic Ecology can--

-- Increase property values, particularly around parks and other greenspaces;

-- Protect property and infrastructure from flooding;

-- Improve water quality in local streams and rivers; and

-- Enhance aesthetic values that make people linger in an area longer.

LandStudies and CS Davidson are uniquely qualified to work with municipalities to improve water quality and meet their municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4 stormwater) program goals.

They have provided a variety of MS4 and floodplain restoration services to more than 35 municipalities in the state.

Over the past six months, these companies have met with interested municipalities to discuss Economic Ecology and how its concepts can work for them.

LandStudies is certified as a Woman’s Business Enterprise (WBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) based in Lititz, Lancaster County.