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News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Four Tips to Protect Trees from Storm Damage

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It has been a rough year for trees in Baltimore, with several storms that resulted in significant damage to our urban forest. Although severe storms will always result in some uprooted and broken trees, thankfully some preventative steps can lessen…

The Life Of A Rain Barrel

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Have you ever wondered where those blue and white barrels come from, those “rain barrels”?  You may have heard that they’re recycled, but what does that mean? And how about “food-grade”? Come along for a trip from start to finish…

A Rain Garden Today Keeps Stormwater Away

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Rain is great. I heartily encourage my kids to stick out their tongues and catch a few cold drops of precious spring moisture every April. Rain on impervious surfaces, however, is bad. In our developed environment, impervious surfaces such as…

Stop Trashing My City!

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Here’s an alarming statistic: the trash interceptor where Watershed 246 empties into the Baltimore Harbor (near Canton) receives between three to five tons of trash MONTHLY. That’s 6,000 to 10,000 pounds of refuse getting carried by stormwater from the city’s…