The Gwynns Falls Watershed Atlas An Ecological Resource Atlas
The Parks & People Foundation and the Gwynns Falls Watershed Association thank you for your interest in the Atlas. We hope that you will be able to use the information in the Atlas to enhance your understanding of the issues affecting this watershed. The Atlas is also available at Baltimore City and County public libraries in the Gwynns Falls watershed. We are interested in your comments about the Atlas and encourage you to get involved in restoring the ecology of the Gwynns Falls watershed.
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The atlas is in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).
The Atlas was prepared for the Gwynns Falls Watershed Association through the Revitalizing Baltimore project. It presents some of the currently available information on environmental, social, and economic conditions, and community concerns in the Gwynns Falls watershed. This urban ecosystem continues to be investigated and documented by the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, a Long Term Ecological Research study.
The Gwynns Falls Watershed Association facilitates community-based stewardship of the Gwynns Falls stream system. Working together with communities, the Watershed Association organizes tree plantings, stream cleanups, vacant lot restorations, environmental education programs, and recreational activities.
Revitalizing Baltimore was a community forestry and watershed restoration project funded by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service and managed by the Parks & People Foundation in cooperation with the Maryland State Forester. The project's goal was to demonstrate human and natural system connections and equip people to care for natural resources, while employing these resources to revitalize their neighborhoods. Revitalizing Baltimore involved federal, state and local governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, community groups, and academic institutions. Many of the project's efforts were focused on the Gwynns Falls watershed because of its ecological and social diversity and the demonstrated community interest in natural resources.
The Parks & People Foundation is Baltimore's leading non-profit innovator, advocate, and provider of environmental education and academic enrichment, park development and restoration, sports leagues and recreation programs, and urban natural resources management. Since 1984, the Parks & People Foundation has served Baltimore by helping residents create a safe, healthy, and attractive environment, providing youth with positive community-based educational and recreational experiences, and fostering cooperation and stewardship at the neighborhood level.
Community Greening Director
Parks & People Foundation
2100 Liberty Heights Ave.
Baltimore, Maryland 21217