NatureCity Forum, a full day exploration of green infrastructure with designers, practitioners, planners and advocates. The day will include local, regional and national case studies, as well as tools and research on the planning and implementation of green infrastructure for climate resiliency, community building, human health and ecological benefit. Come add your voice to this day long exploration and discussion.

Featured Speakers Include

  • Dr. Samuel Brody, Director of Center for Texas Beaches and Shores, Texas A &M University
  • Dr. Autumn Saxton-Ross, Mid-Atlantic Director, Naturebridge
  • Nancy Striniste, Founder and Principal Designer, Early Space. Author, Nature Play at Home

The day will include presentations from local case studies, creative tools for community engagement and a tour of Brookside Gardens.

Featured case studies and stories from:

  • Montgomery, Prince Georges County, and Baltimore City, Howard County- Ellicott City

The NatureCity Forum is an initiative of several regional organizations who are actively working toward a Maryland that is vibrant, green and strong.


  • Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition
  • Project Green Classrooms
  • Maryland Recreation and Parks Association
  • Montgomery County Parks and Recreation
  • Brookside Gardens
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Blue Water Baltimore

We welcome all who share this vision to the discussion and look forward to seeing this collaboration grow.