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Restoring Brown Places into Green Spaces Through Community Engagement: The Masonville Story

November 3, 2015 | Katrina Jones

Masonville Cove in 2013.

Katrina Jones is the outreach coordinator for the Maryland Port Administration’s dredging program, where she works with communities surrounding the Port of Baltimore to build diverse stakeholder engagement and maintain partnerships for enhancing the public’s knowledge and support of the State of Maryland’s dredged material management program (DMMP), with the purpose identifying potential dredged material disposal options and getting project approval. She also co-chairs the Baltimore Port Alliance’s Education and Outreach Committee, which is a collaboration of public and private agencies in the maritime industry, educators, and representatives from government and civic organizations.

Jones coordinates directly with schools and organizations such Maryland Environmental Service, Living Classroom Foundation, Arlington Echo, and the National Aquarium in Baltimore to help facilitate meaningful field experiences at the Port facilities. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Maritime Industry Academy in Baltimore City, the International Trade, Tourism, and Transportation Signature Program at North County High School in Anne Arundel County and is president elect for the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education, which certifies green schools for the State of Maryland. She is a graduate of Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA, with a bachelor of fine arts degree in communications.