Ed Morgereth, Jr.

Deputy Director, Natural Resources


Mr. Morgereth is a Senior Environmental Scientist with 32 years of experience in facilitating CWA Section 404/401 permitting, Urban Forest Management Plans, RTE species and habitat surveys, Chesapeake Bay Critical Area compliance and plans, ecological restoration design, living shorelines and nature-based features planning and design, ecological master plans and conservation planning, and climate resiliency and adaptation plans.

Ed has an MS in Ecological and Environmental Sciences from Johns Hopkins University and a BS in Natural Sciences from Towson University. He is a Maryland DNR Qualified Forest Conservation Professional. Ed is a Past President and current member of the MD-DE Chapter of The Wildlife Society and is a member of the Association of State Wetland Managers.

Mr. Morgereth’s areas of expertise include:

  • Ecological and habitat assessments
  • Tidal and non-tidal wetlands
  • Living shorelines and nature-based features
  • Coastal restoration
  • Environmental permitting
  • Natural resources management planning
  • Forest and tree assessments
  • Ecological site master planning
  • Climate adaptation and resiliency planning
  • Invasive species management

“I see my work in this field utilizing my skills, education and knowledge as being beneficial to our natural world and the environment, as well as to the quality of life for peopled and our communities.  Nowhere is this more pronounced then addressing the Chesapeake Bay restoration through meaningful project implementation for its water quality improvement, shoreline restoration, climate resiliency, enhancing living resources and engaging passionate watershed citizens.”

Tell us about your most exciting or rewarding project at Straughan.

Thus far at Straughan, the most exciting project I am managing is undertaking five years of monitoring of the Cedar Haven Living Shoreline Project in Prince George’s County to track its progress and success.

Favorite quote 

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

What are your favorite ways to care for our environment?        

Volunteer clean-up days at parks and shoreline sites and volunteer habitat plantings.