Beyond the Jones Falls: Sustainable Science, Environmental Engineering, and Community Greening Recap
The conference, developed by the Friends of The Jones Falls and the Environmental & Water Resources Institute, was held on September 23 & 24 at Union Craft Brewing. It brought together a great cross section of Maryland environmental professionals, practitioners and regulators, university environmental science researchers and students, community activists and greening volunteers.
120 attendees enjoyed day-long opportunities that Friday to explore the science of the environment, green infrastructure, environmental sustainability and policy plus extensive aspects of climate change confronting us. The following morning, 15 people attended Jones Falls stream walk adjoining Union Craft Collective led by Blue Water Baltimore scientists Alice Volpitta and Barbara Johnson.
-Sandy Sparks, FTJF President
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Established in 2018, the Friends of The Jones Falls, Inc. is a volunteer-based organization incorporated to support and sustain the quality of life and long-term stewardship of the Jones Falls from the headwaters in Baltimore County to the Inner Harbor.
- Beyond the Jones Falls: Sustainable Science, Environmental Engineering, and Community GreeningHosted in partnership with: Date: Friday, September 23, 2022, Conference 8:00am – 4:00pm // Networking / Happy Hour 4:00 – 6:00pm Saturday, September 24, 2022, Outfall Screening / Stream Walk, 9:00am – Noon Location: Union Craft Brewing, Main Hall, 1700 W 41st St, Baltimore, MD 21211. Free on-site parking. Registration CLICK HERE TO REGISTER IncludesContinue reading “Beyond the Jones Falls: Sustainable Science, Environmental Engineering, and Community Greening”
- An Initial Report on FTJF’s Drone Mapping ProjectThe FJFT is pleased to announce that this spring’s drone mapping pilot project was a great success. Led by Board member Katie O’Meara, a member of MICA’s Architectural Design faculty, and joined by FJFT-funded student intern Anna Brackett (MICA Architectural Design, 2022), our mapping team was able to capture a range of high-resolution video and photographic footage of a portion of the lower Jones Falls.
- Spring Will Have a Certain Lift for Friends of The Jones FallsThe FTJF Board has just approved funding from member contributions of a pilot mapping project that will use a drone to create 2-D photographic maps and video footage of a sample portion of the Jones Falls floodway. The mapsand clips will be turned into a baseline set of data about the extent and effectiveness ofContinue reading “Spring Will Have a Certain Lift for Friends of The Jones Falls”