Blue Water Blog - Notes From the Field

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Voices of Deep Blue: Barbara, Mondawmin

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My name is Barbara Anderson-Dandy, and I bring greetings from historic Auchentoroly Terrace. We are the beautiful community facing Druid Hill Park, and our tree canopy is like that of no other in the city. Our partnership with Blue Water…

Meet the New Holy Covenant Rain Garden

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On Sunday, September 17, a new garden was born at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Covenant. Members of the congregation both young and old who assisted with planting joined the new Pastor to bless a newly installed rain garden.. The…

A Shocking Discovery in the Jones Falls

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Some like it hot. Trout like it cool. To put in scientific terms, they are a “coldwater obligate” species — meaning if the water is too warm (or too dirty), you won’t find any. As we work to make our…

How Healthy is our Harbor?

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Today, Blue Water Baltimore and Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore released the annual Healthy Harbor Report Card, which examines the Baltimore region’s water quality, and how it impacts ecological and human health parameters. The report card is based on our Baltimore…

Update: 2017 General Assembly Session

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It has been three weeks since the beginning of the 2017 General Assembly session and our push for a polystyrene phase out is in full swing! Overall, we have received positive feedback regarding SB186/HB229 to eliminate the use of polystyrene…

Stormwater Planters at Prince of Peace Baptist Church

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Thanks to a great partnership with and funding from the National Wildlife Federation, Blue Water Baltimore recently installed two stormwater planters at Prince of Peace Baptist Church in the McElderry Park neighborhood in Southeast Baltimore. Our first effort with this…

2016 Recap from the Water Quality Monitoring Team

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During the winter months, our Water Quality Monitoring Team’s tidal fieldwork goes on temporary hiatus.  But every year from April through November, we take our boat out once per week to monitor water quality in the Baltimore Harbor, Middle Branch,…