Beyond the Jones Falls: Sustainable Science, Environmental Engineering, and Community Greening

Round Falls on the Jones Falls at Wyman Park Drive

Hosted 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.



Includes one-day conference attendance, continental breakfast, boxed lunch by The Lunchbox Lady, coffee, tea and light fare from Vent Coffee, and Happy Hour beverages from Union Craft Brewery, treats the Charmery (ice cream) and more. Up to 7 PDH’s are available through ASCE with conference attendance.

Community Volunteers and Non-Profit Staff – $100
Government Employees – $125
Professionals – $150
Outfall Screening Field Walk on Saturday (additional – limited to 25) – $25


Friday, September 23, 2022, Conference 8:00am – 4:00pm

Networking / Happy Hour 4:00 – 6:00pm

Join fellow environmental professionals and practitioners, community activists and greening volunteers to learn about the science and strategies driving policy and practices of sustainability in our waterway ecosystems. Listen to and question more than 15 expert speakers about the health of local waterways, the future of storm water management and green infrastructure and how flood control policy is evolving with climate change. Throughout the conference day, meet storm water technology organizations/vendors.

During Networking / Happy Hour from 4pm to 6pm, connect with the great diversity of conference participants.

Saturday, September 24, 2022, Outfall Screening / Stream Walk, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Find out first-hand the state of the Jones Falls flowing alongside the Union Craft property and adjoining the JFX. (Additional cost —limited to 25 participants) during a stream walk led by Blue Water Baltimore staff.


Friday, September 23 (8am – 6pm)

8am – 9am: Attendee check-in, coffee, tea and light fare

9am – 9:15am: Welcome and logistics

9:15am – 9:45am: Keynote speaker – Del. Tony Bridges, Executive Director, Blue Water Baltimore

9:45am – 10:45am: Environmental Science Panel
Moderator: Tanaira Cullens (Biohabitats)
Wolf Pecher (University of Baltimore)
Bob Summers (Ecologix)
Stan Kemp (University of Baltimore)

10:45am – 11am: Break

11am – 12pm: Engineering Green Panel
Moderator: Nick Lindow (Cityscape Engineering)
Chris Streb (Biohabitats)
Dong Hee Kang (Morgan State University)
Stewart Comstock (MDE)

12pm – 1pm: Lunch and Jones Falls Drone Video
Presenter: Katie O’Meara (MICA)

1pm – 2pm: Environmental Sustainability and Policy Panel, Part 1
Moderator: Mac McComas (JHU)
Dr. Ela-Sita Carpenter (USFWS)
Ashley Traut (GBWC)
Alice Volpitta (BWB)

2pm – 2:30pm: Break

2:30pm – 3:30pm: Environmental Sustainability and Policy Panel, Part 2
Moderator: Jessica Krueger (AECOM)
Melissa Miklus (RKK)
Kimberly Grove (BC DPW)
Carmera Thomas (Conservation Fund)

3:30pm – 4pm: Closing Remarks
Eric Schott – (University of Maryland)

4pm – 6pm: Happy Hour and Networking at Union Craft Brewing

Saturday, September 24 (additional cost, limited to 25 participants)

9am – 12pm: Stream Walk at Union Craft Brewing: Outfall Screening on The Jones Falls
Alice Volpitta (Blue Water Baltimore) and/or Barbara Johnson (BWB)

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