Water Blog

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.

Blue Water Congregations

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Through the Blue Water Congregations program, Blue Water Baltimore and Interfaith Partners of the Chesapeake are working with places of worship to implement projects on their grounds to help improve the health of our local waterways. Stormwater projects such as…

National Volunteer Week

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Behind every great non-profit organization stands a team of great volunteers! National Volunteer Week, April 12 through April 18, is a time when we celebrate and thank our dedicated volunteers. It marks a time when people across the country find creative…

General Assembly Overwhelmingly Votes to Protect Clean Water!

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As of last week, the Maryland General Assembly was considering amendments to (SB863) Watershed Protection and Restoration Program, a bill that would strengthen the state’s polluted runoff law while at the same time giving local governments greater flexibility to fund and…

Help the Watershed Restoration and Protection Legislation

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About the Legislation The Watershed Protection and Restoration Program (HB987), passed in 2012, is the framework within the ten largest jurisdictions in Maryland that works to manage local polluted runoff which is contributed from impervious surfaces. Supporters of the law have…

O Captain! My Captain! Be a Project Clean Stream Leader

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Project Clean Stream is the biggest environmental volunteer event of the year. Last year 1,056 volunteers removed 49,697 pounds of trash from neighborhood streams and streets at 47 sites throughout Baltimore City and Baltimore County during Project Clean Stream. This is…

Part Two: Prune Trees Like a Pro

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In my recent blog about pruning I discussed why we prune trees and the best time to prune them. This week, we will provide you with four easy-to-follow steps on how to prune young trees as well as tips to make…

2014 Outfall Screening Blitz Racked Up Successes

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Cleaner Water, Outstanding Volunteers, and a Successful 2014 Outfall Screening Blitz Season The 2015 monitoring season for Blue Water Baltimore’s Outfall Screening Blitz (OSB) program is almost here! Before we plunge into this year we’d like to take a moment to…

Make Every Drop Count: Build Your Own Rain Barrel!

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Rain barrels are an easy way for you to harness stormwater, lower your water bill, and reduce pollution in our streams. And, if you build your own rain barrel at one of our workshops this spring it’s an economical way to…