To improve the region’s capacity to achieve lasting economic vitality, Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition's partners will seek to mitigate impacts of climate change including sea level rise, flooding, stronger coastal storms, warmer temperatures, and drought through a protected regional green infrastructure network including forests, wetlands, parks, rain, gardens, and urban tree canopy . This network will absorb rainfall, store water, reduce flooding, and provide additional community benefits, such as cleaner air, space for recreation, and relief from urban heat.