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Our Living Waterways

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Words and photos by Cody Matteson Have you ever wondered what gives the water a certain color? Oftentimes, the answer is algae!Our waterways are alive with microorganisms, and to better understand the ecosystem, we must understand these tiny life forms.…

Fall 2022 Tree Species Availability Free Tree Giveaway

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Take home your own free tree! Blue Water Baltimore is partnering with the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, TreeBaltimore and Stillmeadow Community Fellowship to offer residents a variety of native tree species for FREE! From small flowering…

2021 Water Quality Report Card

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2021 marked our ninth season of data collection and analysis in the waterways flowing into the Patapsco River and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. A snapshot of overall ecological health is shown for each of our 49 monitoring stations here, and…

Back River Community Science, Round Two

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This week we held our second community science event in Back River, and this time forty-three people went out collecting samples in the area. We’re grateful to all our volunteers and to the Back River Restoration Committee (BRRC). BRRC reached…