AKRF, Inc. – Maryland Office is a Founding Businesses for the Bay Member. AKRF, Inc. is a leading environmental, planning and engineering consulting firm. Their integrated approach draws on a wide range of technical specialties to develop real-world solutions for complex and time-sensitive projects.
The Maryland Office’s Businesses for the Bay team is actively involved in the community and plans to volunteer regularly throughout Howard, Baltimore, and Anne Arundel Counties. For example, in April 2018, the team built a rain garden at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, led by team member, Andrea Fortman. They also regularly control non-native, invasive plant species, including English ivy, from the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area. In 2016, they installed 6 amphibian coverboards on their office site in the floodplain, forested wetland area. They installed 2 additional coverboards in 2018. The team is hoping to see some redback salamanders since they have been maintaining and monitoring the coverboards since installation!
The office recently purchased a dishwasher and a new water filter, which helped them eliminate the use of disposable dishware in the office. Everyone on staff received a reusable water bottle, staff use non-disposable plates, cups, and silverware in the break room, and there are reusable cups available for visitors.
Mark Southerland, Ph.D.
For more information about contacting this member, email Corinne Stephens.