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Living naturally

 Environmental health is something that weighs heavily on the hearts of each MEC employee. All of us at MEC strive for environmental rehabilitation and 

remediation to be a part of our daily lives. Because we are so passionate about the natural world we are happy to share our personal story with you! Come look at pictures of our homestead and read about ways we care for the environment in our own unique way!

​Why MEC?: Experience that counts!

      Greg Maitland brings his 25-years’ experience in environmental remediation and ecological restoration to you with Maitland Environmental Consulting.  Greg started his career in 1995 working nationwide as a heavy equipment operator on US Government sites including those operated by the US Air Force, US Army and the Naval Facilities Command among many others.  Scopes of work under these types of projects gave Greg an intimate understanding of cleanup and remedial activities.  Projects included work on sites contaminated with radioactive isotopes, chlorinated solvents, fuels, ordnance as well as numerous other chemical contaminants.
 

     It is the intent of Maitland Environmental Consulting to provide equitable solutions to environmental challenges.  It is Greg's vision to enable his customers with an understanding of how to navigate through these challenges in the most efficient and economical way possible.

​Our Founder: Greg Maitland

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Greg began his career in environmental remediation in 1995 working as a heavy equipment operator on US Government sites, including those operated by the US Air Force, Army, and the Naval Facilities Command. This scope of work gave him a first hand, intimate understanding of cleanup and remedial activities. Greg's projects included work on sites contaminated with radioactive isotopes, chlorinated solvents, fuels, ordnance, as well as numerous other chemical contaminants. To say he encountered unique cleanup scenarios every day in the field is an understatement!

In the late 90's Greg transitioned into management, first, acting as a field superintendent, managing scopes of work in the field, then taking on a project management role.

In the western United States Greg was in active cleanup operation work at Norton AFB, Castle AFB, Edwards AFB, and Travis AFB. In the east he was active at numerous Superfund sites and federal facilities such as Picatinny Army Arsenal and General Services Administrations depots. His work through the years brough him to federal facilities nationwide, performing work under contracts through multiple agencies. These valuable experiences involved contracting public sector projects and encountering unique cleanup scenarios on a daily basis. 

 

During the late 90's, Greg transitioned into management, first acting as a field superintendent, managing scopes-of-work in the field, then taking on a project management role. His work during this time began to focus on geotechnical remediation of both private and public sector sites nationwide. During this phase of his career, he became intimately familiar with soil and groundwater remediation techniques including installation of slurry walls for groundwater control or collection, soil mixing and amending, permeable reactive barrier installation as well as other specialty underground techniques. This further exposed Greg to the field of geotechnical and ecological improvement. He managed the installation of several passive remediation systems while working on mine reclamation projects. These utilized constructed wetlands to mitigate metal contamination left behind from strip-mining operations. 
 
Greg managed the construction of one of the largest bird and wildlife sanctuaries in the U.S. This installation at Maryland's Hart-Miller Island hosts not only wildlife but ecologically minded guests as well. The facility is located in the Chesapeake Bay outside Baltimore and plays host to an exceptionally successful wildlife habitat, it is now known throughout the area as a sanctuary where visitors can witness wildlife in their natural habitat. 

Maryland’s web page states; “Hart-Miller Island has become a haven for boaters in the northern Chesapeake Bay, providing the public opportunities to encounter many different species of plants, insects and wildlife”.  Read more about Maryland's progress in the wetlands here: https://mpa.maryland.gov/greenport/Pages/habitat.aspx 
 
In 2015 Greg took on the role of General Manager for a leading environmental firm in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.  This work exposed him to emergency response operations as well as industrial cleanup and environmental support.  This valuable experience has allowed Greg to understand the challenges of environmental compliance in the manufacturing and industrial communities.  He maintains strong relationships with both regulatory and contracting personnel and can provide the most equitable and efficient solutions to your business or property.
 
With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, Greg saw the opportunity to branch out and offer consulting and educational services to clients nationwide.  It is the intent of Maitland Environmental Consulting to provide equitable solutions to environmental challenges.  It is Greg's vision to enable his customers with an understanding of how to navigate through these challenges in the most efficient and economical way possible.