How to promote environmental restoration projects

We believe that restoration offers a practicable form of sustainable development which can improve the human and natural environment while reconnecting communities to land and water.


The Center for Ecosystem Restoration (CER) develops and leads projects and partnerships among local citizens, businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Our goal is to help communities accomplish local environmental and economic priorities through ecological restoration.  We provide resources to accomplish that work through technical support, grant-writing and funding development, outreach and other means. Our project areas include:

. Ecological restoration of native habitats, watersheds and fisheries;

. Public parks and urban environmental restoration;

. Restoration-related outreach and information.

As a non-profit social enterprise, CER is funded through a combination of project grants, fee-for-service work on restoration projects, and private donations.

We provide support in:

. Developing and managing restoration projects from concept to completion.

. Grant writing, funding development, fiscal administration and reporting.

. Outreach and public engagement.

. Conservation advocacy.

. Environmental planning, permitting, and impact assessment.

. Environmental studies and reports.

In addition to our in-house capacity, CER maintains a network of partners that can provide additional expertise—from hydrology to toxicology, website development to video production. Together, we can provide start-to-finish management of restoration projects—or task-specific support.

Source:  CER is a project of Earth Island Institute
Director: Thomas Ardito

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Why support Us

As a project of the Earth Island Institute, CER works to build and support community-based partnerships engaged in positive environmental transformation.

We believe that every child deserves a clean and healthy environment in which to play and grow.

And we believe that environmental restoration—in the broadest sense—offers a path toward economic prosperity for individual communities and for America.

lease consider joining the Center for Ecosystem Restoration in our work of revitalizing New England’s communities and ecosystems. Become a CER member with your secure, tax-deductable annual donation of $25 or more through our partner, Earth Island Institute.

Every dollar donated goes directly toward CER’s projects—making a real difference to improve our shared lands, waters and communities. With membership, you’ll receive a year’s subscription of the award-winning quarterly magazine, Earth Island Journal.

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