Water Blog

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.

Water Pollution Connections: Part 2 of 2

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Last week, in the first part of this two part series on water pollution, I explored the connection between energy, water, and pollution. This week my focus is on the home: how water and pollution are connected to where we…

Water Pollution Connections: Part 1 of 2

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[Note: This post was written by Dana Puzey, program manager for the Water Audit program, and is the first of a two-part series on how you can reduce your ecological footprint as an individual.] When you are tuned into local…

A Tree Grows in Baltimore

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[NOTE: Debra Lenik is the staff Volunteer Coordinator at Blue Water Baltimore, and first joined us in 2010 as part of the AmeriCorps Volunteer Maryland program.] A colleague recently asked me where I saw myself in ten years. Holy mackerel,…

Painting Baltimore Blue

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The Healthy Harbor initiative recently announced their vision for a fishable and swimmable harbor by 2020, and we are working hard to make that vision a reality.  Baltimore neighborhoods play an essential role in accomplishing that goal because the health of our waterways…

On the Advocacy Front Lines

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This is meant to be a blog post about Blue Water Baltimore’s advocacy work – and it is – but I’m going to make it a wee bit personal.  My name is Mike Aaron.  I’ve now been working for Blue…

Our Favorite Pollution Reports of the Year

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This post is a joint entry by Debra Lenik, Volunteer Coordinator, and David Flores, Program Manager for Water Quality and Pollution Monitoring. Debra: I may complain about long hours in the field during the spring and fall, but by the…

Four Ways to Reduce Winter Stormwater Pollution

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Controlling stormwater pollution is a year-round concern, one that matters in winter just as much as spring and summer. When the temperature drops, vast amounts of deicing chemicals are dumped by the truckload across our roads, sidewalks, and driveways. With each thaw,…