In September, the District welcomed Alena Jones as its new urban conservationist. Like her predecessor, Cheyenne Hoffa, Alena will focus on Rule 5 construction sites – working with contractors and project managers to prevent erosion and ensure our waterways are protected from sediment pollution.

Alena has previously worked in brownfields – identifying, inspecting, and securing funding to remediate and redevelop blighted and polluted sites – and on various food and farming initiatives in the community. In 2018, she co-founded Bellfound Farm, a nonprofit that focused on farming as an avenue to economic independence and holistic wellbeing for young women. Alena holds a B.S. in sustainable management and policy from IUPUI. 

Please feel free to connect with Alena on any questions you might have. She looks forward to working with the Indianapolis community!