Launching a coalition to enhance resilience in the Greater Baltimore region #GBWCLaunch

Today I was proud to be part of the launch of the Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition. The Coalition is a voluntary alliance of agencies, NGOs, and professional associations supporting a vision for a connected green infrastructure network in the Greater Baltimore region. The Coalition will have four focus areas: resilience; biodiversity; equity; and, discovery.

 

Congressman Sarbanes addressing attendees at the Coalition launch event

Coalition members came to Ridgely’s Cove along the Gwynns Falls Trail to celebrate with members of Congress, the Mayor of Baltimore, officials from the Department of Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Geological Survey, National Park Service, EPA, the MD Secretaries of Environment and Natural Resources, and a host of others.

 

Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake signs the Coalition Accord flanked by (L to R) Congressman Ruppersberger, Congressman Sarbanes, MDE Secretary Grumbles, MD DNR Secretary Belton, and USFWS Field Office Supervisor LaRouche

 

You can learn more about the Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition and its members here.

Many thanks to all those that braved the heat today to kick off an exciting chapter of enhancing coastal resilience in Baltimore and surrounding areas with green infrastructure.  We look forward to working together towards a greener Baltimore region.

The Consulting Group at SavATree provides project support to the US Forest Service Northern Research Station and the Baltimore Urban Waters Partnership. The US Forest Service is a member of the Baltimore Wilderness Coalition.