Blue Water Baltimore in the Media
5/7/13 Governor O’Malley signs first-in-the-nation forest legislation to protect Maryland’s tree canopy.
4/12/13 Tina Meyers is recognized in the Movers & Shakers section of The Daily Record for receiving the American Bar Association’s Distinguished Environmental Advocates Award for her work as the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper.
4/11/13 Tina Meyers talks with Water & Wastes Digest Magazine about how the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper, a program of Blue Water Baltimore, works to fight industrial water pollution to help restore the Harbor watershed.
1/17/13 Tom Pelton interviews Tina Meyers, our Harbor Waterkeeper, for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Bay Daily article about how the proposed Maryland bottle bill will not only improve the health of our communities, but also be a win for the economy.
10/3/12: Our Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper, Tina Meyers, talked with WYPR about why it’s important to enhance pollution controls by strengthening Maryland’s MS4 permit. Waterkeepers get to have ALL the fun!
9/25/12: Bmore Media spoke to Dana Puzey, our water audit program manager, about the $400,000 her program was recently awarded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
9/21/12: Travel & Leisure magazine has ranked Baltimore the 3rd dirtiest city in the US. Halle Van der Gaag, our Executive Director, is asked her opinions on the matter by CBS. What do YOU think? And what can Baltimore do about it? Let us know on our Facebook page.
9/5/12: David Flores and Tina Meyers engage in trash (and bacteria) talk with Danielle Sweeney of the Baltimore Guide. Read the story to learn about bacteria levels, sources, and what Blue Water Baltimore is doing about it.
8/28/12: Blue Water Baltimore’s highly successful Water Audit Program was funded again by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). The grant continuation of $400,000 (out of a total $9.2 Million in NFWF funding for Chesapeake Bay communities) allows the Water Audit Program to implement practices that could divert more than eight million gallons of stormwater annually (an increase of nearly five million gallons more than our previous annual diversion rate) from Baltimore City and County. Read our announcement and check out Tim Wheeler’s article in the Baltimore Sun.
8/13/12: A survey of Maryland’s stormwater practices, as reported in MDE’s StormPrint database, found widespread errors. BWB’s David Flores was interviewed (with a great picture!) in the Baltimore Sun article.
7/24/12: Van’s Warped Tour and Blue Water Baltimore partnered for a special service event on Monday to clean up the Lower Gwynns Falls. WBAL-TV11 came out to cover BWB and the Van’s rockers & roadies! See if you can name all the BWB employees in the video, and extra credit if you can name any of the bands represented!
7/19/12: Our own David Flores, Water Quality Manager, got 15 minutes of fame on WJZ while educating the Baltimore TV-watching public about what happens to all the water after massive rains. Nearly the same story the next morning.
7/17/12: Blue Water Baltimore, the Baltimore Harbor WATERKEEPER, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation were granted a motion to pursue an appeal of RG Steel’s plan to limit its investigation of potential toxic contamination by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Carey.
6/23/12: Blue Water Baltimore Staff members share their thoughts on the Maryland Department of the Environment’s storm water pollution permit. David Flores, the Water Quality Manager at BWB, and Tina Meyers, the Baltimore Harbor WATERKEEPER, yearn for more enforceable pollution limitations in the permit.
6/21/12: Our Water Quality Manager, David Flores, explained the recent stench wafting from the Harbor water that made us all wish for anosmia. Flores also discussed the negative effects of algae blooms, as well as offered recommendations for Maryland’s Watershed Implementation Plan.
6/21/12: Our WATERKEEPER, Tina Meyers, commented on the proposed permit for the Baltimore City storm water pollution, issued by the Maryland Department of the Environment.
6/21/12: Blue Water Baltimore and Earthjustice distributed a press release today maintaining that the proposed new water pollution permit for Baltimore City issued by the Maryland Department of the Environment would fail to adequately reduce the severe pollution that continues to degrade Baltimore Harbor. Read all about it, in our press release today and the press soon (Tina was already on Dan Rodrick’s show on WYPR!).
Download a PDF of the press release.
6/18/12: Tina Meyers, our Waterkeeper, responds in a Letter to the Editor to a reader’s opinion about blame and responsibility for pollution in the bay.
6/8/12: The plot thickens. Ewwww. That’s not plot. That’s our Harbor! Tim Wheeler’s blog details his conversation with Tina Meyers about elevated bacteria levels in two places in the harbor.
6/7/12: Our WATERKEEPER, Tina Meyers, was interviewed again by WJZ’s Monica Griego, about sewage in the Harbor.
6/7/12: Our WATERKEEPER, Tina Meyers, chimed in with a Letter to the Editor at the Baltimore Sun, warning about the danger of complacency with sewage in the Harbor: Harbor fish kills, odor not the norm.
6/6/12: Local CBS affiliate WJZ interviewed Tina Meyers, the Harbor WATERKEEPER, to understand the stench and pollution: Environmentalists Attempt To Find The Cause Of The Growing Stench At The Inner Harbor.
6/5/12: Sewage Smell Mystery Deepens, Baltimore Sun, Tim Wheeler’s blog.
6/5/12: Halle Van der Gaag, our Executive Director, was interviewed by Elizabeth Heubeck for Bmore Media on our spectacular successes in the General Assembly session.
6/4/12: Unusually heavy rains over the weekend caused issues in the Harbor, including a disgusting smell, fish kill, and sewage overflow. The Baltimore Sun’s Luke Broadwater wrote about the source of the odor.
4/23/12: Our Executive Director wrote a Letter to the Editor of the Baltimore Sun, noting that “clean water requires more than government action,” and that “[i]n the end, a healthy Inner Harbor and Chesapeake Bay is not about “pollution diets” or fees; it’s about healthier people, healthier ecosystems and taking responsibility for the waste we all create.”
4/23/12: Our Executive Director, Halle Van der Gaag, appeared on Keep It Moving with Marsha Jews on April 23rd, along with our friends at the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore and the Living Classrooms Foundation, to talk about clean water and what we all can do to create a Healthy Harbor. Listen to Halle talk about clean water starting at about 19 minutes into the show.
4/13/12: Our Bacteria Monitoring program and our WATERKEEPER were featured on the front page (and because it just feels good to say it. . .), yes, on the front page of the Baltimore Sun, talking about Blue Water Baltimore’s efforts to inform residents and protect public health, by tracking pollution trends in the Harbor and announcing improved pollution reporting tools.
Download the history of the Blue Water Baltimore merger here: “MERGER – the story of five Baltimore watershed organizations that became one (February 2011).”
4/1/13: Baltimore Harbor WATERKEEPER Receives ABA Distinguished Environmental Advocate Award.
6/21/12: Baltimore Harbor WATERKEEPER and Earthjustice find the stormwater pollution permit issued by the Maryland Department of the Environment to be inadequate.
4/16/12: New Web Resource Provides Real-Time Information About Bacteria Pollution in Baltimore Waters.
8/25/11: Blue Water Baltimore Appoints New Executive Director.
Blue Water Baltimore, a nonprofit organization focused on improving Baltimore’s watersheds and protecting its water resources, has named Halle Van der Gaag as its Executive Director.
1/27/11: “Blue Water Baltimore” – Major New Environmental Organization – is Created to Protect Baltimore Waterways and Harbor.