Blue Water Blog - Author Archives: Dana Puzey

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How to Maintain a Healthy Rain Garden

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You built and installed a beautiful and functional rain garden where the plants, soil, and mulch partner together to absorb and filter urban runoff! Alas, your work is not done. Similar to conventional landscaping rain gardens need some care and maintenance throughout the…

Urban Backyard Transformation

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Homeowners in the Greenmount West neighborhood worked with Blue Water Baltimore’s Water Audit Program to transform their urban rowhome patio into a local backyard oasis. Blue Water Baltimore provided information and guidance on the process to make the project affordable…

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…