Urban Waters Federal Partnership (UWFP)
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 a part of this initiative.
Urban Waters is a national, multi-agency effort led by EPA, with different federal agencies leading at nineteen locations across the country. SavATree provides project support to the U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station, serving as Ambassador to the Baltimore Urban Waters Partnership under the leadership of Dr. J. Morgan Grove, Research Scientist and Team Leader at the U.S. Forest Service Baltimore Field Station. This partnership works with federal, state, local, NGO, and private partners to help improve water quality in Baltimore.
We applaud the national Urban Waters Team for receiving a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America medal. These medals are given in various categories for exemplary public service and Urban Waters was awarded the People’s Choice Award. The Service to America medals are considered the “Oscars of public service”.
In addition, the national Urban Waters Team was awarded the prestigious 2017 Chief’s Honor Award in the category of Delivery Benefits to the Public. These awards, the highest honor in the U.S. Forest Service, celebrate innovative ways to embrace the goals of the agency’s strategic plan.
Each of the projects embodies one of the goals in the strategic plan: Sustain Our Nation’s Forests and Grasslands, Deliver Benefits to the Public, Apply Knowledge Globally, or Excel as a High-Performing Agency, as well as the Chief’s Honor Awards fifth category, “Fostering Volunteerism and Service,” that recognizes major achievements in building internal capacity to support volunteerism and community service. They all strive to meet “the greatest good of the greatest number in the long run.”
Congratulations to the entire Urban Waters team!