Blue Water Blog - Notes From the Field

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Member Spotlight on Yoga to Save the Bay

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Beginning in spring and running through early fall this past year, you may have noticed a new event on the Blue Water Baltimore monthly calendar, Yoga to Save the Bay. Crystal Wesner, a registered teacher at Sid Yoga, connected with…

Library Square Greening and Stormwater Restoration

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Library Square, surrounded by blocks of pavement and urban development, has a large wedge of green space which is anchored by one of Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library. In August, Blue Water Baltimore and Biohabitats agreed to contract terms to complete…

Winterizing Your Rain Barrel

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter. Now that it’s finally getting colder outside, it’s time to make sure your rain barrel is ready for the season. Preparing your barrel for winter, or winterizing it, is simple to do…

Illegal Dumping in Herring Run Park

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Earlier this year Bob Mayes, a member of the Friends of Herring Run Park, witnessed a Baltimore City contractor discharging hundreds of gallons of sewage laden water from their truck directly into the woods adjacent to the Herring Run stream.…

The Carrington House Partnership

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Earlier this month on November 5, a partnership was launched between Blue Water Baltimore and The Carrington House, a non-profit that specializes in recovery counseling and workforce re-entry. Blue Water Baltimore aims to provide general job skills, watershed restoration experience,…

Grant Program Helps Congregations Cut Stormwater Pollution

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With funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Blue Water Baltimore and Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake have developed Blue Water Congregations, a program to identify and implement stormwater reduction strategies at…

Goucher Connects to Our Watersheds

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On August 28, Blue Water Baltimore hosted nearly 500 students, faculty, and staff from Goucher College for a day of service in South Baltimore. Goucher Connects, a one day orientation event that connects first-year students to each other, faculty, staff,…

Sharp Leadenhall Street Tree Tour

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Last week, United States Senator Benjamin Cardin joined Blue Water Baltimore and the South Baltimore Partnership to tour street trees in the the Sharp Leadenhall neighborhood and discuss the importance of strong community partnerships. Betty Bland-Thomas, President of South Baltimore…