Center for Ecosystem Restoration

Beyond Conservation

Dedicated to the restoration of America's ecosystems and communities.

Contact Us!
Thomas Ardito, Director

Center for Ecosystem Restoration
P.O. Box 476
Saunderstown, R.I. 02874

(401) 575-6109

A project of
Earth Island Institute

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Restoring Ecosystems and Communities

Center for Ecosystem Restoration is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the natural environment in order to improve the quality of life for communities, large and small.Removing Pawtuxet Falls Dam

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.

Restoring Roger Williams Park Ponds

Center for Ecosystem Restoration was founded on the premise that the 21st century demands a new approach to American environmentalism.  This idea--and ideal--is captured by our motto: beyond conservation.  We are dedicated to using new tools and technologies -- coupled with the power of partnership and advocacy -- to restore the American environment, for ourselves and future generations.

Today, with the country mired in a period slow economic growth and high unemployment, CER’s mission is more important than ever.  Environmental restoration is home-grown sustainable economic development—employing engineering firms, construction companies, scientists and managers—all American.  Our projects are public-private partnerships in which governmental and corporate investments produce improvements for communities, local economies, and our natural heritage. There’s no better way to put America back to work, while creating a worthwhile legacy for our children, than in restoring our lands and waters—from sea to shining sea.

Now’s the time to get to work.  Please join us!

Please Join Us!

Join the Center for Ecosystem Restoration in our work of revitalizing New England's communities and ecosystems with a secure, tax-deductable donation through our fiscal sponsor, Earth Island Institute.  Every dollar donated goes directly toward projects that make a real difference in improving our lands, waters, and communities!

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