Urban Waters Federal Partnership
The Urban Waters Federal Partnership (UWFP) seeks to reconnect urban communities, particularly those that are overburdened or economically distressed, with their waterways by building collaboration among federal agencies, state and local agencies and community-led efforts to promote economic, environmental and social benefits. SavATree is proud to be apart of this initiative.
Baltimore, Maryland: SavATree provides project support to the U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station, serving as Ambassador to the Baltimore Urban Waters Partnership. This partnership works with federal, state, local, NGO, and private partners to help improve water quality in Baltimore.
SavATree integrates and advances the primary elements of the Baltimore Urban Waters Partnership business plan through:
1) The Green Pattern Book, a set of typologies of green infrastructure projects
2) Local Projects
3) Models and Monitoring, including water quality, collaboration network, and land cover monitoring
4) Mapping of local projects using green infrastructure along with monitoring and collaborative networks.
These are contextualized within a framework of outreach, education, adaptive management, and workforce development.
SavATree also facilitates linkages between the Baltimore Urban Waters Partnership and other agency efforts in Baltimore such as the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, a long-term ecological research project of the National Science Foundation, and the Baltimore Wood Project, a joint effort between the Forest Products Lab and the Northern Research Station.