3 Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center
Engage communities where we aren’t present Nurture appreciation for wildlife conservation Where: We don’t currently have an urban refuge Significant population center Opportunities to leverage other efforts Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative
Adjusting our Green Infrastructure vision: What will happen given SLR and Inland flooding projections?
Four Principal Objectives Comprehensively map existing green infrastructure contributing to coastal storm resilience Identify & prioritize green infrastructure protection and enhancement opportunities Evaluate best governance structures to advance expanded green infrastructure coastal resiliency network Broaden and deepen institutional and practitioner networks for regional green infrastructure
Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition: Strengthening community connections to nature in the Greater Baltimore region Resilience Biodiversity Equity Discovery
How Do We Get There? Collective Impact Condition # 4 – Mutually Reinforcing Activities
Refuge Urban Partnership Chesapeake Bay Program TCF Baltimore Urban Waters Partnership Bay Program Baltimore City MD DNR County EPA The Chesapeake Bay Trust FWS Chesapeake Bay Program FWS Baltimore-Was County Government Gwynns Falls Urban Partnership EPA Masonville Cove NFWF DOD Gwynn Falls EPA EPA Bay Program DODNPS NWF DNR Parks Baltimore City Foundation The Nature Conservancy The Chesapeake Gwynns Falls Baltimore City County Government DOD Chesapeake NPS Trust Chesapeake Bay Program NWF Baltimore-Washington Partners for Forest Stewardship MD Partnership for Children In Nature Parks and People Foundation Masonville Cove Bay Program MD DNR The Chesapeake Conservancy Nature Conservancy Baltimore-Washington Partners for Forest Stewardship