In the spring of 2001, ETM was selected by the City of Jacksonville to be the outsource services provider for The Preservation Project, Jacksonville. Conceived by Jacksonville's Mayor, John Delaney, The Preservation Project is a land acquisition program to manage growth, protect environmentally sensitive lands, improve water quality and provide access to the City’s natural areas. In achieving this goal, ETM provides project management services and coordination of sub-consultants including grant writers, data base developers, architects, surveyors, environmental scientists, appraisers, public relations specialists and landscape contractors. In addition, ETM provides planning, design, engineering and landscape architectural services for all of the developed parcels within The Preservation Project.
Since 2001, ETM has prepared 24 FCT grant applications resulting in $11 million of reimbursements to the City of Jacksonville. As a unique feature to the Preservation Project, we established a wetland mitigation bank for Duval County. This mitigation bank ultimately leveraged an additional $18.5 million of local funding.