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News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Join In & Sack the Plastic Bag in Baltimore

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It’s a fact: plastic bags are a major source of trash in Baltimore’s rivers and in the Baltimore Harbor. According to various estimates, plastic bags are the second most common trash pollutant making up 10% of total trash and 50%…

Support the Stormwater Fee in Three Minutes or Less

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In the Maryland legislative session that starts today, there will undoubtedly be hearings on a variety of bills seeking to weaken, delay or even repeal the stormwater fee. But addressing Baltimore’s urban polluted runoff problem can’t wait, so we need to…

Why A Fracking Ban Matters to Baltimore

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If you live in Baltimore, hydraulic fracturing (aka “fracking”) in Maryland might seem like someone else’s problem. After all, it’s not very likely that we’ll see fracking in Patterson Park. Yet, Blue Water Baltimore is taking a strong stance that…

Zoning Can Save Baltimore’s Dipping Pond Run

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Stewards of streams and rivers in highly developed areas like Baltimore inevitably spend more of their energy on restoration than on conservation. We often feel this dynamic at Blue Water Baltimore. Occasionally, though, a true conservation opportunity arises and recently…

Blue Water Baltimore is Hiring a WATERKEEPER

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Blue Water Baltimore is evaluating candidates for the position of Baltimore Harbor WATERKEEPER.  Applications were due by December 5, 2011.  Keep an eye out for future announcements. The program overview, components and job description are below for reference. Demonstrated passion for…