Blue Water Blog - Author Archives: Erin Bennett

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Meet the New Holy Covenant Rain Garden

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On Sunday, September 17, a new garden was born at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Covenant. Members of the congregation both young and old who assisted with planting joined the new Pastor to bless a newly installed rain garden.. The…

Grants Awarded to Local Churches to Reduce Stormwater Runoff

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Two Baltimore churches were recently awarded grant funds to implement stormwater restoration practices to reduce polluted stormwater runoff from their sacred grounds. St. John Lutheran Church in Brooklyn and Christian Temple Church in Catonsville will receive $52,933 and $25,000, respectively.…

Soaking up the Joy of Rain Gardens

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One of the most effective ways you can use your own property to reduce polluted stormwater runoff is to install a rain garden. A few years ago, a longtime Ellicott City resident contacted us at Blue Water Baltimore after deciding it…

Backyard Landscaping Project

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“During the first rain storm after moving to our new address, we were shocked to find we had a river running through the middle of our back yard lawn! We wanted to do everything we could to manage the storm…

Blue Water Congregations

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Through the Blue Water Congregations program, Blue Water Baltimore and Interfaith Partners of the Chesapeake are working with places of worship to implement projects on their grounds to help improve the health of our local waterways. Stormwater projects such as…