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News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



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.…

Take Action! Protect Our Urban Tree Canopy

photo of trees from a vantage point of looking up at them
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If you follow our work at Blue Water Baltimore, you know that we are all about trees. Why? Trees clean our air and water, reduce flooding, lower temperatures and energy bills, improve public health and social cohesion, and beautify our…

Action Alert: Speak Up Against Sewage Backups!

Community members rally in front of City Hall in November 2019 with poop-shaped signs with slogans like "sewage stinks!"
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Sewage doesn’t belong in our streams – or our homes.  Sewage backs up into thousands of homes in Baltimore every year due to heavy rainfall coupled with the city’s crumbling infrastructure. These backups put residents’ health, homes, and financial security…

Tree Care: Summer Watering

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You planted a new tree! This is the beginning of a very long and beautiful friendship. Congratulations! Photo: Mature northern red oak in the woods of Druid Hill Park Care for your tree and it will care for you (and…

Fighting for Clean Water With Baltimore City DPW

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As our 10th birthday celebration continues, we’re shining a spotlight on one of our allies in the fight for clean water, the Waterway Pollution Investigation Team in the Baltimore City Department of Public Works.  This dedicated group of people receives…