Blue Water Blog - Outreach

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Give Up the Bag for Lent

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[Katie Dix is Blue Water Baltimore’s Volunteer Manager. She recruits, trains, and coordinates the many volunteers and programs that enable us to accomplish our mission.] Last month nearly seven hundred sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students at Roland Park Elementary/Middle School signed a pledge to…

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…

National Drug Take-Back Day

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It’s a scary thought, but most of the drinking water in the United States is contaminated with pharmaceuticals. In fact, a 2010 analysis by the EPA found that 54 different active pharmaceutical ingredients and 10 metabolites have been detected in…

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…

Harris Creek Connected

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Did you know that much of East Baltimore is connected by a creek that is not visible above ground? Harris Creek is an underground creek in East Baltimore that runs from Clifton Park to Canton. The creek runs through the…

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…

Learn to Prune Trees Like a Pro

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To help you learn how to care for the trees at your home or on your street, we are announcing a series of all-new tree pruning workshops.  These free events will teach you what you need to know, and enable you to help…