Water Blog

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.

Harris Creek Connected

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Did you know that much of East Baltimore is connected by a creek that is not visible above ground? Harris Creek is an underground creek in East Baltimore that runs from Clifton Park to Canton. The creek runs through the…

Fifty Trees in a Day

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Blue Water Baltimore Watershed Restoration Crew and Baltimore City Forestry brought 50 street trees to the Oliver Neighborhood, all in one work day! That is an average of six trees per hour! Many thanks to the crew and forestry team…

Sewage Overflows Public Advisory

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On Saturday, June 27 the Baltimore region was drenched with over three inches of rainfall in a matter of hours. Whenever large rainstorms like these hit Baltimore, stormwater runoff leaks into our sanitary sewer system through cracks in aging pipes.…

Jones Falls Stream Study

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It was a sunny, mild day at Mill No. 1 as a school bus with students from Independence Local l High School pulled up to the mill entrance. In the late 1800s, Mill No. 1 was the world’s largest producer…

2015 Project Clean Stream A Big Success

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With the help of our amazing volunteers and outstanding Site Captains, Project Clean Stream 2015 was the most successful cleanup event in Blue Water Baltimore’s history. We coordinated cleanups at 93 sites throughout Baltimore City and Baltimore County, where over…

Healthy Harbor Report Card 2014

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On Thursday, June 4, Blue Water Baltimore and Waterfront Partnership celebrated the release of our annual Healthy Harbor Report Card and one year of the Inner Harbor Water Wheel cleaning up tons of trash before it entered Baltimore’s waterways. Report…

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…