Blue Water Blog - Author Archives: Vincent Vizachero

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Six Great Native Plant Lectures for 2016

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Wondering why using native plants in your garden is so important to the environment? Curious about which plants, and planting strategies, are best for attracting birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife? To make it easier, we are offering six great…

Expensive Uncertainty: Cutting Stormwater Funding is a Mistake

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[Note: This guest blog post was written by Liam O’Meara, General Manager at Environmental Quality Resources (EQR).  EQR is one of Blue Water Baltimore’s partners in implementing stormwater projects.] We’ve all heard plenty about Maryland’s stormwater program and the ever-present stormwater…

Take A Hike, Baltimore!

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There is no better way to start 2016 than spending some time outdoors with friends and family. Several local parks and most Maryland State Parks are offering First Day Hikes on Friday, January 1st. We encourage you to start the…

Make a Holiday Wreath With Native Plants

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Native plants provide more than just great food and habitat for wildlife: they also provide great beauty all year long. Although many holiday decorations make use of evergreen plants, like boxwoods and spruce, decorators are often surprised to learn that…

Five Plants You Think Are Native But Aren’t

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Because native plants have a long co-evolutionary history with the native wildlife of a location, they are uniquely well-suited choices for the modern garden. In this age of climate-change and habitat destruction, our gardens should do more than just look…