Water Blog

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.

Investing in the Benefits of Green Infrastructure

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At the June 15 press conference, Blue Water Baltimore staff was proud to stand with community leaders and Deputy Secretary Joanne M. Throwe from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to celebrate progress on implementing green infrastructure on North Avenue and in…

Restoration Blitz Underway

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Blue Water Baltimore is currently implementing and overseeing several major environmental restoration projects in the Greater Baltimore area. These projects demonstrate Blue Water Baltimore’s commitment to on-the-ground restoration actions with the goal of significantly improving local environment and water quality.…

Grants Awarded to Local Churches to Reduce Stormwater Runoff

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Two Baltimore churches were recently awarded grant funds to implement stormwater restoration practices to reduce polluted stormwater runoff from their sacred grounds. St. John Lutheran Church in Brooklyn and Christian Temple Church in Catonsville will receive $52,933 and $25,000, respectively.…

Ongoing Sewage Leak in the Chinquapin Run

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On May 12, 2016, a staff member at Blue Water Baltimore was on her way to investigate a report of illegal dumping in the Perring Loch neighborhood, and her route took her across the Loch Raven Boulevard bridge. While crossing the bridge,…

2015 Healthy Harbor Report Card

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Release of the Report Card Grades —Read the 2015 Healthy Harbor Report Card— On Monday, May 9, Blue Water Baltimore and Waterfront Partnership celebrated the release of our annual Healthy Harbor Report Card. The important event received media coverage from an array of local papers including…

A Letter To Our Decision Makers

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Photograph credit: Chesapeake Bay Program. Collective Action Representatives from 11 local and regional environmental groups, including our own Baltimore Harbor Keeper, David Flores, sent a letter yesterday to Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles and Attorney General Brian E.…

Earth Day 2016

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April is Earth Month, and at Blue Water Baltimore we are honoring Earth Day with activities that focus on green practices all month long and beyond. Earth Day is more than just a single day — April 22, 2016 — so…