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Major New Study of Gwynns Falls Watershed Shows Blue Water Baltimore’s Work Is Paying Off

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Investments in stormwater management projects are paying off according to a first-of-its-kind study of water quality in the Gwynns Falls watershed. This analysis from Blue Water Baltimore, the United States Geological Survey and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, shows real impact in curbing pollution but also the challenges we face from aging infrastructure and climate change in the region.

“This study shows that the innovative front-line work Blue Water Baltimore does has real impact on water quality in our region, but also how crucial it is that we keep pressing forward,” says Blue Water Baltimore Executive Director Jenn Aiosa. “From installing rain gardens to educating residents about how they can help stop sewage overflows, solving our water challenges is an issue that affects all of our community.”

Learn more and read the full report on our Water Quality in the Gwynns Falls page.

Listen to Blue Water Baltimore’s Lead Water Quality Scientist Alice Volpitta discuss the study and its significance on WYPR’s “The Environment in Focus.”