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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Our mission is to engage communities of the Jones Falls Watershed to preserve, protect, enhance, and conserve the environmental integrity while promoting sustainable development of the Jones Falls and its watershed.

Who We Are

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.