The Ohio Wetlands Foundation was one of the first mitigation banking companies in the country and for more than 20 years, we have focused most of our efforts on developing successful wetland mitigation banks. In recent years, our stream mitigation program has grown and our mitigation options have expanded to include in-lieu fee mitigation. We are also currently working in other states including the Northeast Cape Fear Mitigation Bank in North Carolina.
With our expanded service offerings and now that we work in multiple states, we have changed our name to better reflect our reach and scope. We are very proud to announce that Ohio Wetlands has changed its name to Stream + Wetlands Foundation and we’ve launched a new website to showcase our services.
In addition to our new name, we are growing! We are pleased to announce the return of Aaron Van Ostran, P.E.. Aaron has more than 22 years of experience in engineering and managing projects and design teams from initial concept design through construction and monitoring to long term stewardship. As our Director of Operations, Aaron brings a strong background in large- and small-scale ecological restoration and mitigation projects to the Stream + Wetlands Foundation team from his previous work for the Ohio Wetlands Foundation and Jobes Henderson & Associates.
We are very proud of our first 23-plus years of existence as Ohio Wetlands Foundation and we look forward to continuing to serve our valued partners and clients and grow as the Stream + Wetlands Foundation. Our name may have changed, but our mission to protect, enhance and restore streams and wetlands has not.