Blue Water Blog - Author Archives: Sarah Holter

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Celebrating 2020: Ecoliteracy & Education

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We’re cruising down 2021 with 2020 in the rearview, and though the road was tough, Blue Water Baltimore’s Ecoliteracy Team had plenty of triumphs along the way. Hop in while we take a tour of ecoliteracy excellence in 2020! Gone…

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…

Barriers to Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Baltimore

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ENVISIONING A STRONGER CITY Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) is the practice of treating and replacing impermeable hardscape, like roads and roofs, with plant-based and water harvesting systems. Rain gardens, trees, rain barrels, and permeable pavers are all examples of GSI…

Youth Making Waves

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2019 was a big year for youth climate activism. By taking inspiration from Greta Thunberg and other young leaders, and channeling their deep concerns for the future of our planet, young Baltimoreans have been thinking globally while taking action locally.…

Remembering Rep. Elijah Cummings

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For 23 years, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, bettering Baltimore and Maryland as a whole. When he passed last October, his legacy as a champion of inclusion, equity, and community lived on. Blue Water Baltimore, the…

Progress through Partnership: Medstar Harbor Hospital

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Medstar Harbor Hospital (MHH), one of two waterfront hospitals in Maryland, sits on a 30-acre campus directly on the Patapsco River. An extensive lawn and numerous parking lots had for years caused rainwater and pollution to flow off the property…

What is Baltimore Water Watch?

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The Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper, a program of Blue Water Baltimore, collects and analyzes water quality samples at 49 monitoring stations in Baltimore City and County. With the goal of answering “how’s the water, hon?” we share this data with the…