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· Expo
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Log on and take some time to familiarize yourself with the site. Chat with sponsors or have virtual coffee with another attendee. We'll be live at 9:00 AM!
2021-06-16T08:30:00Z 2021-06-16T09:00:00Z America/New_York Log+On https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Welcome
Introduction to GBWC & Welcome from Delegate Dana Stein
Kate Vogel Eliza Thomas Sandi Olek Carmera Thomas
2021-06-16T09:00:00Z 2021-06-16T09:30:00Z America/New_York Welcome https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Keynote
Paul Wapner: Wildness in an Age of Comfort
Paul Wapner
2021-06-16T09:30:00Z 2021-06-16T10:20:00Z America/New_York Keynote https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Break / Expo / Networking
2021-06-16T10:20:00Z 2021-06-16T10:30:00Z America/New_York Break+%2F+Expo+%2F+Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Businesses Go Green: Building Community Through Sustainability
A conversation between three businesses: what are they doing to protect the environment, and how are they engaging communities in doing so?
Michael Furbish Alex Obriecht Alexandra DySard James Boicourt Chris Attenborough
2021-06-16T10:30:00Z 2021-06-16T11:25:00Z America/New_York Businesses+Go+Green%3A+Building+Community+Through+Sustainability https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Vibrant Communities In Action: Project Implementation
A showcase for urban greenspace projects in our backyard and beyond.
Jen Mihills Samir Dalal Brad Rodgers Carla Johns Eissing
2021-06-16T10:30:00Z 2021-06-16T11:25:00Z America/New_York Vibrant+Communities+In+Action%3A+Project+Implementation https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Climate and Trees: Regional Planting Efforts
How are local organizations and county governments working to increase tree planting efforts across Maryland?
Megan Mills Josh Yetterclark Ashley Traut David Tana Justin Bowers
2021-06-16T10:30:00Z 2021-06-16T11:25:00Z America/New_York Climate+and+Trees%3A+Regional+Planting+Efforts https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Break / Expo / Networking
2021-06-16T11:25:00Z 2021-06-16T11:35:00Z America/New_York Break+%2F+Expo+%2F+Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Increasing Access to Green Space
Who has access to green space, and why? How can we increase equitable access to nature, especially in urban areas?
Genevieve LaRouche Gabrielle Roffe Chantel Jimenez Dr. V Rose Brusaferro
2021-06-16T11:35:00Z 2021-06-16T12:30:00Z America/New_York Increasing+Access+to+Green+Space https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Youth Leadership
A conversation between young leaders about advocacy, sustainability, and engaging the next generation of environmental stewards.
Megan Fink Isabel Layton Carlos Sanchez Emma Bisson
2021-06-16T11:35:00Z 2021-06-16T12:30:00Z America/New_York Youth+Leadership https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Exploring The Health Benefits Of Nature
Addressing the need for health equity and environmental justice in the context of public health.
Nick Adams Mia Keeys Michelle Kondo Nsedu Witherspoon
2021-06-16T11:35:00Z 2021-06-16T12:30:00Z America/New_York Exploring+The+Health+Benefits+Of+Nature https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Lunch: Let's Cook Together!
Join us for a virtual lunch. We'll send you the ingredient list ahead of time, and a chef will walk us through preparing a local and healthy meal!
Monica Alverado
2021-06-16T12:30:00Z 2021-06-16T13:15:00Z America/New_York Lunch%3A+Let%27s+Cook+Together%21+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Welcome
Welcoming remarks from Mayor Brandon Scott and County Executive Calvin Ball
Kate Vogel Calvin Ball Brandon Scott Eliza Thomas Sandi Olek Carmera Thomas
2021-06-17T09:00:00Z 2021-06-17T09:15:00Z America/New_York Welcome https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Keynote
Jacqueline Patterson (NAACP)
Jacqueline Patterson
2021-06-17T09:30:00Z 2021-06-17T10:20:00Z America/New_York Keynote https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Break / Expo / Networking
2021-06-17T10:20:00Z 2021-06-17T10:30:00Z America/New_York Break+%2F+Expo+%2F+Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
From The Ground Up: Businesses and Social Enterprise
Baltimore community groups working to empower equity and food security through community agriculture and workforce training.
Abby Cocke Eric Jackson Erin Allison Mandy Memmel Rodette Jones
2021-06-17T10:30:00Z 2021-06-17T11:25:00Z America/New_York From+The+Ground+Up%3A+Businesses+and+Social+Enterprise https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Broadening The Conversation: Community Engagement and Climate Resiliency
Meeting communities where they are: working to engage more people in community greening and climate resiliency initiatives.
Randy Kenyatta Rowel Abel Olivo Ela-Sita Carpenter Curtis Bennett
2021-06-17T10:30:00Z 2021-06-17T11:25:00Z America/New_York Broadening+The+Conversation%3A+Community+Engagement+and+Climate+Resiliency https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Green Infrastructure Planning: Working Together for a Stronger Network
A conversation with Maryland's leaders in green infrastructure planning and development.
Matt Kropp Jeff Lerner Lindsay DeMarzo Kimberly Knox Michael Stringer
2021-06-17T10:30:00Z 2021-06-17T11:25:00Z America/New_York Green+Infrastructure+Planning%3A+Working+Together+for+a+Stronger+Network https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Break / Expo / Networking
2021-06-17T11:25:00Z 2021-06-17T11:35:00Z America/New_York Break+%2F+Expo+%2F+Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Youth Leadership 2
A conversation between young leaders about advocacy, sustainability, and engaging the next generation of environmental stewards.
Kate Vogel Jayda Harris Tayla Chambers Brianna Vaughn Kaitlyn Leitherer
2021-06-17T11:30:00Z 2021-06-17T12:15:00Z America/New_York Youth+Leadership+2 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Workforce Development: Creating Jobs Through Nature-Based Solutions
A discussion between professionals committed to creating green jobs and increasing the accessibility of green careers.
Joseph Toolan Eli Allen Sam Little Beth Ginter
2021-06-17T11:35:00Z 2021-06-17T12:30:00Z America/New_York Workforce+Development%3A+Creating+Jobs+Through+Nature-Based+Solutions https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Trails and Pedestrian Access: An Essential Part of A Vibrant Community
A discussion about community planning, multi-use trails, and safe access to connected green spaces.
Angie Schmitt Ethan Abbott Chris Eatough
2021-06-17T11:35:00Z 2021-06-17T12:30:00Z America/New_York Trails+and+Pedestrian+Access%3A+An+Essential+Part+of+A+Vibrant+Community https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Day Two Wrap-Up
Day Two Wrap-Up
Kate Vogel Eliza Thomas Sandi Olek Carmera Thomas
2021-06-17T12:30:00Z 2021-06-17T13:00:00Z America/New_York Day+Two+Wrap-Up https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fnaturecity-forum-2021 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Eli Allen

Civic Works

Joseph Toolan

Chesapeake Bay Trust

Abby Cocke

Baltimore Office of Sustainability

Dr. V Rose Brusaferro

Backyard Basecamp Inc.

Genevieve LaRouche

Fish and Wildlife Service

Jen Mihills

National Wildlife Federation

Kate Vogel

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Alex Obriecht

Race Pace Bicycles

Matt Kropp

Harford County

Brandon Scott

Baltimore City Mayor

Monica Alverado

Bread and Butter Kitchen

Calvin Ball

Howard County Executive

Megan Mills

Howard County Natural Resources

Randy Kenyatta Rowel

Annapolis Environmental Commission

Tayla Chambers

The Play Your Way Initiative

Samir Dalal

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Jayda Harris

The Play Your Way Initiative

Jeff Lerner

Maryland Forestry Foundation

Kimberly Knox

Baltimore Department of Planning / Baltimore Green Network

Carlos Sanchez

Free Your Voice / South Baltimore Community Land Trust

Michael Stringer

Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning

Isabel Layton

The Chesapeake Conservancy

Sandi Olek

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Jacqueline Patterson

NAACP

Paul Wapner

American University

Josh Yetterclark

Anne Arundel Watershed Stewards Academy

Carmera Thomas

The Conservation Fund

James Boicourt

Charm City Meadworks

Nsedu Witherspoon

Children's Environmental Health Network

Emma Bisson

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Student Leadership Program

Chris Attenborough

Union Craft Brewing

Michelle Kondo

USDA Forest Service

Lindsay DeMarzo

Howard County Office of Sustainability

Alexandra DySard

MOMs Organic Market

Eric Jackson

Black Yield Institute

Katie Lautar

Baltimore Greenspace

Michael Furbish

Furbish Co

Megan Fink

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Nick Adams

Maryland Department of Health

Curtis Bennett

National Aquarium

Chris Eatough

Howard County Office of Transportation

Ethan Abbott

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Angie Schmitt

3MPH Planning and Consulting

Kaitlyn Leitherer

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Student Leadership Program

Brianna Vaughn

Sunrise Movement Baltimore

Beth Ginter

Chesapeake Landscaping Conservation Council

Sam Little

Parks & People Foundation

Ela-Sita Carpenter

USFWS Masonville Cove

Abel Olivo

Defensores de la Cuenca

Rodette Jones

Filbert Street Garden

Mandy Memmel

Hon's Honey

Erin Allison

Hon's Honey

Ashley Traut

Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition

Chantel Jimenez

USFWS Urban Wildlife Refuge

Gabrielle Roffe

The Chesapeake Conservancy

Mia Keeys

Center for Health Equity, American Medical Association

Justin Bowers

Baltimore Tree Trust

David Tana

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Carla Johns Eissing

Unity Garden and Tree Planting

Brad Rodgers

South Baltimore Gateway Partnership

Eliza Thomas

Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition

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The Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition is a coalition of public, private, and nonprofit organizations working through our collective impact model to connect people to greenspaces through our five pillars of equity, discovery, biodiversity, resilience, and health.

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