An Initial Report on FTJF’s Drone Mapping Project

The 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 Falls

The 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”

Good Deeds Day: Stream Clean Up

Saturday, April 11 | 12:00 pm REGISTER NOW Join us on Good Deeds Day Sunday, April 11th at 12:00 PM for a stream clean-up with the Friends Of The Jones Falls. We will work together to pick up trash and remove invasive species from the area. We will gather in the parking lot of UnionContinue reading “Good Deeds Day: Stream Clean Up”

Intro to Bay-Wise Gardening and Invasives

Thursday, April 8 | 12:00 pm | Free REGISTER NOW The Friends of The Jones Falls is hosting special virtual presentation to get you buzzing for spring gardening, and the start of our Jones Falls cleanups! Consider making a donation to the Friends of The Jones Falls to support programs like this and initiatives thatContinue reading “Intro to Bay-Wise Gardening and Invasives”

What We’ve Been Up To and Where We’re Headed

The Friends of The Jones Falls [FTJF] is a volunteer-based organization incorporated to support and sustain the quality of life and long-term stewardship of the Jones Falls Watershed. As per its mission, our Board of local leaders engages communities and property owners located in the Watershed to preserve, protect, enhance, and conserve its environmental integrityContinue reading “What We’ve Been Up To and Where We’re Headed”

Member Post – Why I Support Friends of The Jones Falls

With social distancing a priority, is there a better urban resource during a pandemic than our shared outdoor spaces such as parks and local trails? In these unprecedented times, the Jones Falls Trail is a particularly strong (and free) community asset for exercise and mental health rejuvenation. The Trail features segments that are drenched inContinue reading “Member Post – Why I Support Friends of The Jones Falls”

The Friends of The Jones Falls Joins BALTIMORE • Blue+Green+Just and the Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition

Baltimore, MD (February 8, 2020) – The Friends of The Jones Falls Board of Directors voted unanimously to join two likeminded organizations with a stake in the health of the Jones Falls watershed: BALTIMORE • Blue+Green+Just and the Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition. BALTIMORE • Blue+Green+Just is an alliance of environmentally-minded nonprofits and community activists that holdContinue reading “The Friends of The Jones Falls Joins BALTIMORE • Blue+Green+Just and the Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition”

[Press Release] Friends of The Jones Falls and Union Collective Awarded $50k Grant For Green Infrastructure

Baltimore, MD (February 4, 2020) – The Friends of The Jones Falls and UNION Collective, the business and manufacturing hub located in the Medfield neighborhood of Baltimore City, have been awarded a $49,595 grant by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to develop a green infrastructure master plan for its formerly industrial property located alongContinue reading “[Press Release] Friends of The Jones Falls and Union Collective Awarded $50k Grant For Green Infrastructure”