Blue Water Blog - Author Archives: Leanna Powell

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



2021 MDGA Wrap-Up

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There was even more pressure on this year’s already-tight Maryland General Assembly Session, due to the pandemic-related cancelation of much of last year’s. Despite the time crunch, the MDGA made some strides toward a healthier, more protected environment. You can…

New Mayor, New Momentum 

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from our Executive Director, Jenn Aiosa This winter, I had the honor of serving on Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott’s Transition Committee on Environment and Sustainability. This committee was comprised of leaders from across Baltimore working on issues related to solid waste reduction, climate change mitigation,…

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…

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…

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…

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…