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Blue Water Baltimore advocates at the local, state, and federal level on important initiatives that are critical to protecting our streams and rivers, ensuring public health and safety, and improving quality of life for all Maryland residents.

Our legislative actions are focused on stormwater, trash, trees, and healthy communities. If you support a clean environment and strong, healthy communities, Blue Water Baltimore invites you to join our effort and reach out to your representatives.

See our blog entry for a more thorough recap of our legislative victories and losses in 2018.

In 2018, the Baltimore City EPS Foam Ban was passed, and Baltimore City will be EPS foam free by October 2019.

The Chesapeake Bay program also maintained current funding levels through the end of 2018.

Efforts to pass the Forest Conservation Act and a statewide ban on EPS foam failed at the state level.

We are deeply grateful to all our members, supporters, and community partners who wrote letters, made phone calls, came to our rally days, and made donations to help support our efforts.

As for legislation at the state level, the fight isn’t over as the health of our communities and waterways is too important. Blue Water Baltimore will be taking stock with our coalition partners to determine the best path forward for the next legislative session. Stay tuned for updates! You can also get involved by becoming a supporting member and signing up for advocacy action alerts.