Water Blog

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.

Soaking up the Joy of Rain Gardens

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One of the most effective ways you can use your own property to reduce polluted stormwater runoff is to install a rain garden. A few years ago, a longtime Ellicott City resident contacted us at Blue Water Baltimore after deciding it…

Clean Water Starts in Communities

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City of Neighborhoods Baltimore is often called a city of neighborhoods. Each one is unique, and has individual strengths and needs. Residents are experts in their own community. Many are master gardeners or trash warriors, who have years of experience…

Backyard Landscaping Project

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“During the first rain storm after moving to our new address, we were shocked to find we had a river running through the middle of our back yard lawn! We wanted to do everything we could to manage the storm…

2015 Legislative Recap

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Heading in to this year’s general assembly session, the environmental community was concerned that our parks, wildlife, open space, and waters might take a backseat to other issues. We elected a governor and many new legislators that campaigned on less…

BEE-more Native!

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Not sure which plants to use in your garden this spring? Go native! Plants native to an area are more well-suited to that area’s climate and soil, requiring less maintenance once established. Besides being good for you, native plants are…

Celebrate Earth Day

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Blue Water Baltimore is honoring Earth Day all week long with an array of activities focusing on green practices. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved and provide a direct environmental impact in Baltimore. Go Green for Earth Day Tuesday, April…

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…