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; and
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.
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.
Center for Ecosystem Restoration is a non-profit organization headquartered in Wickford, R.I. CER was established in 2007 with the goal of restoring the natural environment in order to improve the quality of life for communities, large and small.
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.
Contact us for assistance with your environmental restoration needs, or donate today to support our work!
Center for Ecosystem Restoration
23 Brown Street, Suite 207
Wickford, RI 02852
Dedicated to the restoration of America's
ecosystems and communities.