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Ridge to Reefs

Ridge to Reefs (RTR) (non-profit organization) was formed in 2011 to support local creation and implementation of watershed plans primarily in the Chesapeake Bay and in Coral Reef watersheds (such as in Puerto Rico, Hawaii & American Samoa) – with the goal to achieve tangible and repicable environmental outcomes. RTR has been working for the past 6 years managing pollution through local direct interventions (on-site restoration practices) and trough green infrastructure ecosystem restoration practices including restoring historic wetlands, mangroves and creating new treatment wetlands and innovative biofilters to treat specific pollution sources. As part of our mission we also work to improve local policy and help create mechanisms for maintenance and long-term sustainability.


Date of Establishment:

01-May, 2011

Purpose of Organization:

Ridge to Reefs (RTR) was formed to protect and restore ecosystems and achieve tangible outcomes working together with local communities.
Our focus is on the science and application of restoration and protection measures against land-based sources of pollution in coral reefs and coastal areas and in creating long-term resilient communities and ecosystems.

Experience:

•       RTR has helped develop four watershed plans for high priority Coral Reef Watersheds in Puerto Rico and has also developed restoration strategies in the Pacific including watersheds in Hawaii and American Samoa.
•       RTR has written guidance for reducing sediment transport from land, particularly dirt roads and bare soils areas in Puerto Rico and Hawaii.
•       RTR has developed passive natural technology to address wastewater and agricultural runoff using treatment wetlands and denitrifying bioreactor technology in Puerto Rico. American Samoa and the Chesapeake Bay.
•       RTR is working on reducing pollution from piggeries by using green infrastructure in American Samoa.
•       RTR has integrated climate change into watershed restoration planning particularly in vulnerable communities in Puerto Rico and the Chesapeake Bay.
•       RTR has helped develop methods to improve biodiversity and reduce predation on larval coral reef fish species.
•       RTR has developed methods to identify and track sources of pollution in coastal areas.
Countries in which organization is active:
  • USA

Contact Details
Street Address:
7566 Main St Suite 106,
Sykesville, MD

City/Town:
Sykesville, MD
Country:
USA
Telephone No.:
1-410-2277689
Website:
http://www.ridgetoreefs.org/
Email:
paul@ridgetoreefs.org
Organization founded:
May-01-2011

NGO Information
Focal Area:
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Land Degradation
  • Others
  • Organization Type:
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Geographic Scope:
  • Global

  • Contact Person
    Name:
    Ms. Annie Hillary Key Contact Person
    Position:
    Board Member
    Email:
    Annie.Hillaryme.com

    Contact Person
    Name:
    Mr Paul Sturm Key Contact Person
    Position:
    Executive Director
    Telephone No.:
    1-410-2277689
    Email:
    paulridgetoreefs.org


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