Water Blog - Author Archives: Samantha Keane

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Stormwater Planters at Prince of Peace Baptist Church

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Thanks to a great partnership with and funding from the National Wildlife Federation, Blue Water Baltimore recently installed two stormwater planters at Prince of Peace Baptist Church in the McElderry Park neighborhood in Southeast Baltimore. Our first effort with this…

Rain Barrel Painting

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On July 28th, 2016, Blue Water Baltimore teamed up with the National Aquarium to host their first rain barrel painting event. The event was part of the Aquarium’s Harbor Explorations, a day camp offered for the first time this year…

Build Your Own Rain Barrel

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Are you curious about having a rain barrel for your home, church, or school? Do you like to get your hands dirty and learn new skills? Join Blue Water Baltimore for one of our Spring 2016 rain barrel workshops and build…

Winterizing Your Rain Barrel

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter. Now that it’s finally getting colder outside, it’s time to make sure your rain barrel is ready for the season. Preparing your barrel for winter, or winterizing it, is simple to do…

National Drug Take-Back Day

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It’s a scary thought, but most of the drinking water in the United States is contaminated with pharmaceuticals. In fact, a 2010 analysis by the EPA found that 54 different active pharmaceutical ingredients and 10 metabolites have been detected in…