Among its activities, the Coalition seeks to improve regional capacity to respond successfully to the impacts of a changing climate. Green infrastructure investments on a regional basis at all scales, landscape through site-specific, can provide cost-effective protection for valuable transportation, energy and water treatment infrastructure, shield homes and businesses from adverse impacts, and provide additional benefits, particularly for underserved and vulnerable populations.

The Coalition is currently engaged in a project to develop a regional vision for climate resilience which will identify key green infrastructure investments across the Patapsco, Patuxent and Gunpowder River watersheds.

GBW Resilience Project-Description March-2015
Project Activities:

  • Map existing green infrastructure contributing to coastal storm resilience
  • Prioritize and map green infrastructure enhancement opportunities taking into account sea level rise and inland flooding projections
  • Evaluate best governance mechanisms for managing and protecting green infrastructure
  • Build a better regional green infrastructure network


Project Timeline:

January 2015 – September 2016

Project Team:

The Conservation Fund
American Planning Association
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Chesapeake Conservancy
Center for Chesapeake Communities

Project Funding:

National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grants

Learn More:

Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition
Project Fact Sheet