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News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.

Part Two: Prune Trees Like a Pro

Learn more about Baltimore water issues and how to help protect our waterways.
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In my recent blog about pruning I discussed why we prune trees and the best time to prune them. This week, we will provide you with four easy-to-follow steps on how to prune young trees as well as tips to make…

2014 Outfall Screening Blitz Racked Up Successes

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Cleaner Water, Outstanding Volunteers, and a Successful 2014 Outfall Screening Blitz Season The 2015 monitoring season for Blue Water Baltimore’s Outfall Screening Blitz (OSB) program is almost here! Before we plunge into this year we’d like to take a moment to…

Make Your Clean Water Resolutions for 2015

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The start of a new year is a great time for self-reflection and an opportunity to work toward positive changes in ourselves and our communities. Join us in making a clean water resolution for 2015! Here are some ideas on…

Take A Hike in 2015

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Are you anxious to get the New Year off to a good start? Ready to turn over a new leaf, see new things, and be more active in 2015? There may be no better way than with a First Day…

Reporting Water Pollution Just Got Easier

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Blue Water Baltimore’s new Pollution Reporting Form makes it easier than ever to pinpoint the location of pollution using GPS coordinates or a street address. In fact, accessing the form with your smartphone will automatically fill in your current GPS…

Our Harbor Alert Tool Maps Baltimore’s Water Quality

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We are pleased to announce the launch of our Baltimore Harbor Water Alert website.  The new website is a one-of-a-kind design that displays water quality data for Baltimore’s Harbor, rivers and streams in an interactive mapping format. The new site…

Waterways Shed 10,000 Pounds of Trash

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In mid-November, 260 volunteers joined staff from Blue Water Baltimore and Gunpowder Valley Conservancy to remove trash from local streams during the annual Better Waterways Fall Cleanup. At ten cleanup sites, seven in Baltimore City and three in Baltimore County,…