Message From the Director

Dan NeesWelcome to the Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of Maryland!  

These are very exciting and interesting times for the EFC, full of change and new directions.  We’ve transitioned to new leadership, launched innovative new programs, and expanded the reach and impact of some of our most important projects and initiatives.  What has remained consistent is our dedication and commitment to enabling communities throughout the region to ensure a more resilient, sustainable, and vibrant future.

The projects that are highlighted in this website represent EFC’s engagement on a variety of local and state environmental issues.  From local sustainability, to watershed restoration, climate change resiliency, and green infrastructure financing, our talented staff has provided decision-makers with critical information and capacity necessary for effectively financing programs into the future. 

Though we’re proud of our accomplishments over the past year, our work is just beginning.  Over the coming months we will expand our efforts to advance new and innovative financing tools and systems utilizing a wide variety of outreach and public engagement processes.  We are very excited by what the future holds. 

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our work and for your commitment to the environment.

Dan Nees, Director