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 23rd, 2022, 8:00am – 4:00pm and Saturday morning, September 24th, 2022, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Union Craft Brewing, Main Hall, 1700 W 41st St, Baltimore, MD 21211

Registration: (Link coming soon!)

On Friday, September 23, from 8am to 4pm, join your fellow environmental professionals and practitioners, community activists, and greening volunteers to learn about the science and strategies that drive 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. During Happy Hour from 4pm to 6pm, connect with the great diversity of conference participants. Throughout the conference day, meet storm water technology organizations/vendors. On Saturday morning, September 24, find out first-hand the state of the Jones Falls flowing alongside the Union Craft property and the JFX south through Mr. Trash Wheel and into the Inner Harbor. Conference registration includes boxed lunches by The Lunchbox Lady, Vent Coffee, and Happy Hour beverages from Wine Collective, Union Craft Brewery, and the Charmery. Up to 7 PDH’s are available through ASCE with conference attendance.

Program

Note: Times, topics, and speakers are not final. Email questions to thejonesfalls@gmail.com.

Friday, September 23 (8am – 7pm)

8am – 9am: Attendee check-in

9am – 9:15am: Welcome and logistics

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

9:45am – 10:45am: Environmental Science Panel

10:45am – 11am: Break

11am – 12pm: Engineering Green Panel

12pm – 1pm: Lunch and Jones Falls Drone Footage Presentation

1pm – 2pm: Environmental Sustainability and Policy Panel, Part 1

2pm – 2:20pm: Break

2:30pm – 3:30pm: Environmental Sustainability and Policy Panel, Part 2

3:30pm – 4pm: Closing Remarks

4pm – 7pm: Happy Hour and Networking (at Union Craft Brewing)

Saturday, September 24 (optional)

9am – 12pm: Field Trip: Outfall screening on the Jones Falls with Blue Water Baltimore

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