Blue Water Blog - Notes From the Field

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



64,000 Rain Gardens for the Chesapeake Bay?

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Do rain gardens really work to protect aquatic wildlife? Researchers at Washington State University decided to find out for sure, and set up a pretty simple but clever test: salmon.  They collected storm water from around the Seattle region and…

3 Do’s and 1 Don’t For Tree Planting

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Fall is a great time for tree planting:  the soil is still warm enough to help roots grow, but lower air temperatures are less stressful on newly transplanted trees. And there are lots of reasons to plant a tree: Trees…

Upcoming Rain Garden Workshops

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If you could significantly reduce the amount of stormwater pollution entering Baltimore’s streams and Harbor by making one easy and attractive change to your yard, wouldn’t you do it? Well, you can and we want to help you do it!…

Three Easy Ways to Reduce Rain Barrel Flooding

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Rain barrels can be extremely effective at reducing stormwater pollution and our clients love them!  But they are not always trouble-free. Have you been having any issues with your rain barrel in the recent storms? After we experienced a storm…

Our 2012 Healthy Harbor Report Card is in!

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We are excited to announce that the newly released Healthy Harbor Report Card 2012 contains our annual assessment for the Baltimore Harbor.  This year the Harbor received an overall grade of C-. The Harbor’s grade, which is based upon 2012 monitoring…

Coming Soon to Your Water Bill: Cleaner Stormwater

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Starting this summer, Baltimore City and the nine largest counties in the state – including Baltimore County – must begin assessing fees on property owners based on the amount of stormwater pollution each property produces. Because stormwater from urban &…