Blue Water Blog - Notes From the Field

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.

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,…

Creating a Hope Garden: Sudbrook’s Story

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With the support and volunteer efforts from students at Sudbrook Magnet Middle School, Blue Water Baltimore partnered with the school to design and install two gardens on school grounds. What made this greening effort successful were the more than 300…

Leave the Leaves Alone

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Resist the urge to bag up the leaves from your yard, sidewalk, or roadway. Leaves from you trees provide natural fertility to your turf grass, offer crucial shelter for overwintering wildlife, and are a free source of mulch for your garden beds.

Urban Backyard Transformation

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Homeowners in the Greenmount West neighborhood worked with Blue Water Baltimore’s Water Audit Program to transform their urban rowhome patio into a local backyard oasis. Blue Water Baltimore provided information and guidance on the process to make the project affordable…

Why Blue Water Baltimore Is In Brazil

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In many ways, Guanabara Bay in the State of Rio de Janeiro faces many of the same water quality challenges today that the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland started dealing with more than thirty years ago. Just as trash, toxic pollutants,…

Environmental Protection and Faith Go Together

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This guest post from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundaton highlights our Blue Water Congretations program, a partnership effort to assist places of worship in stewarding their property. Spring is finally here, heralding those longed-for  April showers and May flowers,…