Water Blog

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.

Going Green in Greektown

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This autumn, Blue Water Baltimore wrapped up large-scale project and planted 215 trees on 1.2 miles of streets in southeast Baltimore’s Greektown neighborhood. Greektown is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Baltimore, but it’s also one of the least…

A Shocking Discovery in the Jones Falls

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Some like it hot. Trout like it cool. To put in scientific terms, they are a “coldwater obligate” species — meaning if the water is too warm (or too dirty), you won’t find any. As we work to make our…

Treat Yourself To A Free Tree

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We hope you’re as excited about spring as we are, and about our upcoming free tree giveaways! From White Oak to Witch Hazel, we believe there’s a native tree out there for everyone. But only if you act fast –…

Farewell Vince

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If you have not heard, our Nursery Manager, Vince Vizachero, is leaving Blue Water Baltimore. After five years with us, we are sad to see him go, but know he will continue to do great work for Native Plants in…

Become Tree Wise with our Native Tree Species List

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Here are some trees that Darin Crew, Senior Manager for Nursery and Forestry at Blue Water Baltimore, thinks you may want to consider for your yard this spring. At Blue Water Baltimore, we use these both in our yard, street,…

Survey Says: 400 New Trees for North Avenue

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In nature, trees do a fine job of planting themselves.  In an urban environment like Baltimore, getting the right tree in the right place takes a little bit of human effort. The West North Avenue Streetscape Conceptual Master Plan, completed…

Sharp Leadenhall Street Tree Tour

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Last week, United States Senator Benjamin Cardin joined Blue Water Baltimore and the South Baltimore Partnership to tour street trees in the the Sharp Leadenhall neighborhood and discuss the importance of strong community partnerships. Betty Bland-Thomas, President of South Baltimore…

A New Tree Grove, Thanks to the Hardy Garden Club

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When the Hardy Garden Club approached Blue Water Baltimore and told us that they wanted to support a restoration project, we had just the project in mind. In the past, Hardy had helped the Jones Falls Watershed Association (one of…