Blue Water Blog - Notes From the Field

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Fifty Trees in a Day

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Blue Water Baltimore Watershed Restoration Crew and Baltimore City Forestry brought 50 street trees to the Oliver Neighborhood, all in one work day! That is an average of six trees per hour! Many thanks to the crew and forestry team…

Jones Falls Stream Study

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It was a sunny, mild day at Mill No. 1 as a school bus with students from Independence Local l High School pulled up to the mill entrance. In the late 1800s, Mill No. 1 was the world’s largest producer…

2015 Project Clean Stream A Big Success

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With the help of our amazing volunteers and outstanding Site Captains, Project Clean Stream 2015 was the most successful cleanup event in Blue Water Baltimore’s history. We coordinated cleanups at 93 sites throughout Baltimore City and Baltimore County, where over…

Soaking up the Joy of Rain Gardens

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One of the most effective ways you can use your own property to reduce polluted stormwater runoff is to install a rain garden. A few years ago, a longtime Ellicott City resident contacted us at Blue Water Baltimore after deciding it…

Clean Water Starts in Communities

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City of Neighborhoods Baltimore is often called a city of neighborhoods. Each one is unique, and has individual strengths and needs. Residents are experts in their own community. Many are master gardeners or trash warriors, who have years of experience…

Backyard Landscaping Project

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“During the first rain storm after moving to our new address, we were shocked to find we had a river running through the middle of our back yard lawn! We wanted to do everything we could to manage the storm…

Celebrate Earth Day

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Blue Water Baltimore is honoring Earth Day all week long with an array of activities focusing on green practices. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved and provide a direct environmental impact in Baltimore. Go Green for Earth Day Tuesday, April…

National Volunteer Week

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Behind every great non-profit organization stands a team of great volunteers! National Volunteer Week, April 12 through April 18, is a time when we celebrate and thank our dedicated volunteers. It marks a time when people across the country find creative…