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News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.

Four Tips to Protect Trees from Storm Damage

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It has been a rough year for trees in Baltimore, with several storms that resulted in significant damage to our urban forest. Although severe storms will always result in some uprooted and broken trees, thankfully some preventative steps can lessen…

Give Back To Clean Water on #GivingTuesday

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, but we know that our supporters are always looking for a way to make a lasting difference in our communities. Today, a national effort is underway to put the focus back on…

Storm Drain Stenciling in Baltimore

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[Note: Amy Dewan is the Americorps Storm Drain Arts Coordinator for Blue Water Baltimore. She is an  environmental justice organizer, educator, and artist from Baltimore, MD.]   With a mere week left in my AmeriCorps term here at Blue Water Baltimore,…

Vote “Yes” on Question J

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Stormwater is the single greatest source of water pollution in modern cities like Baltimore, and in this year’s Baltimore City election you can do something to remedy it. Voting “Yes” on Referendum Question J to create a new stormwater utility…

Rain Barrel As Bulletin Board

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This past Sunday was a beautiful day: great for playing (or watching) football, taking a nice fall walk or exploring  Herring Run Park. Better yet, it was a great day for creating rain barrels. The Hall Springs section of Herring…

Happy 40th Anniversary, Clean Water Act

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[Note: Lisa DeGuire is the 2012-2013 Chesapeake Conservation Corps member for Blue Water Baltimore. She assists with greening projects, environmental education, and the Clean Water Community Initiative.] Today, the Clean Water Act turns 40! Although I wasn’t yet born when…