Jones Falls Watershed Association

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The Jones Falls Watershed Association is a volunteer-driven grassroots organization started in 1997 to protect and restore the Jones Falls and its tributaries. The organization is credited with bringing attention back to the river and building awareness of the stream and stream valley as natural resource assets for the community.

The Jones Falls watershed encompasses 58 square miles including rural segments of Baltimore County at its upper reaches. The stream meanders through increasing levels of development until it emerges from a tunnel at Baltimore City's Inner Harbor. If you are interested in learning more about about issues that face the Jones Falls, please click here.


Volunteers for JFWA participate in trash cleanups, water quality monitoring, buffer plantings and outreach. Additionally, volunteers assist with outreach and work with large landowners in the watershed to improve land management practices to improve water quality.