Blue Water Blog - Legislation

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



2017 Maryland General Assembly Session Starts

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January 11th marked the opening of the 2017 Maryland General Assembly legislative session. Blue Water Baltimore will be in Annapolis collaborating with fellow environmental advocates to ensure our local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay are protected. Over the next 90…

Erosion and Sediment Control Enforcement

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As the Water Quality Manager at Blue Water Baltimore, my days are usually spent collecting water samples in our streams and Harbor or teaching people how different types of pollution enter our waterways. Earlier this month, I swapped my work…

Blue Water Baltimore Goes To Washington

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[Note: Elise Bruner is Blue Water Baltimore’s Community Organizer.] On March 2, Blue Water Baltimore’s Executive Director, Halle Van der Gaag, Stormwater Program Manager Erin Bennett, and I traveled to Washington, D.C. for Choose Clean Water Coalition’s annual Chesapeake Bay Day…

Give Up the Bag for Lent

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[Katie Dix is Blue Water Baltimore’s Volunteer Manager. She recruits, trains, and coordinates the many volunteers and programs that enable us to accomplish our mission.] Last month nearly seven hundred sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students at Roland Park Elementary/Middle School signed a pledge to…

Our Maryland Legislative Priorities for 2016

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If you support a clean environment and strong, healthy communities, be an advocate for clean water issues at the federal, state and local levels! Blue Water Baltimore is different from other environmental non-profits because we bring the combined expertise of…

Blue Water Baltimore’s 2014 Annual Report

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This year’s report is dedicated to the diverse people and institutions we work with to accomplish our mission of clean water and strong communities. We truly value all those who engage with us as partners in our shared vision of…

Blue Water Baltimore Petitions EPA Over Stormwater Pollution

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On September 17, 2015 Blue Water Baltimore, Natural Resources Defense Council, and American Rivers submitted a petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking the agency to require certain types of private properties to reduce the amount of stormwater…

Sewage Overflows Public Advisory

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On Saturday, June 27 the Baltimore region was drenched with over three inches of rainfall in a matter of hours. Whenever large rainstorms like these hit Baltimore, stormwater runoff leaks into our sanitary sewer system through cracks in aging pipes.…