Blue Water Blog - Notes From the Field

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Farewell Vince

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If you have not heard, our Nursery Manager, Vince Vizachero, is leaving Blue Water Baltimore. After five years with us, we are sad to see him go, but know he will continue to do great work for Native Plants in…

Amazing Grace

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Last week marked the completion of a 16-month restoration effort on the grounds of Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, in McElderry Park! Thanks to funding from special partners, Blue Water Baltimore was able to help install: a pollinator garden 1,000 square foot rain…

Investing in the Benefits of Green Infrastructure

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At the June 15 press conference, Blue Water Baltimore staff was proud to stand with community leaders and Deputy Secretary Joanne M. Throwe from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to celebrate progress on implementing green infrastructure on North Avenue and in…

Restoration Blitz Underway

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Blue Water Baltimore is currently implementing and overseeing several major environmental restoration projects in the Greater Baltimore area. These projects demonstrate Blue Water Baltimore’s commitment to on-the-ground restoration actions with the goal of significantly improving local environment and water quality.…

Ongoing Sewage Leak in the Chinquapin Run

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On May 12, 2016, a staff member at Blue Water Baltimore was on her way to investigate a report of illegal dumping in the Perring Loch neighborhood, and her route took her across the Loch Raven Boulevard bridge. While crossing the bridge,…

OSB Program Finds Sewage Leak in the Stony Run

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On Tuesday April 19, Blue Water Baltimore conducted our first Outfall Screening Blitz of the year in the upper Stony Run. The Outfall Screening Blitz is a project in partnership with Ridge to Reefs and the Chesapeake Bay Trust that is focused…

Examining Microbial Biodiversity

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Recently our Water Quality Monitoring program teamed up with Dr. Robert Hilderbrand, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory, to look at another dimension of water health in the Jones Falls stream.  Here, Dr.…

Free Trash Cans: A Huge Win for Clean Water!

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By this point, you have probably heard that Baltimore City Department of Public Works has begun to distribute municipal trash cans to all households throughout the city. This is the culmination of many years of effort by individuals, community groups,…