Ecological / Sustainability
The profession of landscape architecture is founded on the principal that man’s relationship with the earth must be harmonious. In that, Oasis Design Group acknowledges and respect the Earth’s ecological limits. The firm’s work strives to balance man’s development impact to the earth’s natural ecosystems. In all of its work, Oasis strives to heal damaged ecological systems and integrate green infrastructure practices.
- Gains hands-on knowledge from an Oasis Principal’s current pro-bono service as a Board Member of two national environmental organizations-Center for Watershed Protection and Trout Unlimited, Maryland Chapter-and previously of the Monocacy Scenic River Citizens Advisory Board for Maryland’s Carroll and Frederick Counties.
- Promotes sustainability in the landscape and built environment when lectures at international, national, regional, and local conferences.
- Understands how the Sustainable Sites Initiative,™ the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system for building and development, and state acts are changing landscape designs and development.
- Uses many natural and planned techniques to recharge stormwater runoff.
James Farm Ecological Preserve
For James Farm Ecological Preserve, Oasis Design Group developed a long-term master plan. The 150-acre preserve consists of upland fields, freshwater wetlands, a mixed hardwood and pine forest, salt marsh, a sandy bay beach, and a saltwater cove. Continue reading
South Wilmington Wetlands Park
Oasis Design Group, in collaboration with RK&K, and the client and its stakeholders, developed a master plan for the +/-45-acre urban wetland park that has been touted as a national model by news media and the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Continue reading
Jones Falls Trail, Access, and Watershed Restoration
As part of its ongoing pro-bono work with the Maryland Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Oasis Design Group worked with the Chapter and planned a trail corridor along the Jones Falls stream to connect Meadowood Regional Park, which is to the north and in Baltimore County, to Robert E. Lee Park, which is to the south. Continue reading