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Celebrating 2020: Monitoring & Advocacy

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2020 was a year like no other for water quality monitoring and advocacy in Baltimore, and we are proud of our accomplishments and flexibility during such a tumultuous time. We continued our water quality monitoring program despite the many challenges…

Celebrating 2020: Restoration

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Featured image: Volunteers pose with their work at College Manor. Courtesy of Shannon Light Jump to:  Policy wins New green infrastructure Community tree plantings 2020 was full of challenges. Despite the tumultuous year, we still managed to carry on our…

Our 2021 Legislative Priorities

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Changing local policy is one of our best tools for lasting change. We hope you’ll join us in advocating for these important pieces of statewide legislation! The 2021 General Assembly session will be conducted with COVID-19 precautions in place, which…

The “Do’s & Don’ts” of Street Tree Care

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Street Trees Save Lives The life of a street tree isn’t an easy one. Urban trees face stress resulting from the heat island effect, concentrated air & water pollution, compacted soils, and vandalism resulting from vehicle and pedestrian traffic –…

Celebrating 2020: Community Support

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While you might not think 2020 was a year to celebrate, we have plenty to share about why it was an awesome year for our watershed. All month we’ll be celebrating our victories and impacts last year… thanks to you…

Blue Water’s Gift Guide

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It’s the holiday season, meaning many folks are hunting down gifts for their loved ones! Here at Blue Water Baltimore, we encourage everyone to be thoughtful when picking out presents; this means shopping locally, minimizing packaging and wrapping waste and…

Speak up For Clean Water

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THE ISSUE: The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has proposed a series of changes to the municipal separated stormwater sewer system (MS4) permits that dictate how much stormwater pollution local jurisdictions can allow, and what they are required to…

How to Plant a Tree with Blue Water Baltimore

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Thank you for volunteering to plant trees with us! We are so excited to create a cleaner, greener Baltimore together. In an effort to reduce in-person gatherings and limit demonstrations, please carefully read these how-to-plant tips before attending our events.…