Change in Tree Law Means a Greener Baltimore
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Change in Tree Law Means a Greener Baltimore

On May 1st, Mayor Brandon Scott signed City Council Bill 23-04654 into law to protect trees on recreation and parks property. This was a change Blue Water Baltimore supported, and will help our goal of increasing Baltimore’s tree canopy, improving water quality and combating the urban heat island effect that makes our city hotter than…

Blue Water Baltimore’s New State Champs
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Blue Water Baltimore’s New State Champs

The Next Generation of Baltimore’s Forests Blue Water Baltimore staff and volunteers have planted several thousand trees across our local watersheds over the past 15 years. Some of these trees are now reaching maturity and helping us reach our citywide goal of 40% canopy coverage. This month, I headed out into the field with TreeBaltimore…

Baltimore City Tree Canopy by Parcel Size and Land Use
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Baltimore City Tree Canopy by Parcel Size and Land Use

Katie Lautar (Baltimore Green Space), Taylor Smith-Hams (Blue Water Baltimore) 2022-10-17 I. Introduction The Forest Conservation Act (FCA) only applies to disturbances of at least 5,000 square feet. This means that parcels of land less than 5,000 square feet are not covered, except in cases where multiple small adjacent vacant parcels are purchased, combined, and…

Fall 2022 Tree Species Availability Free Tree Giveaway

Fall 2022 Tree Species Availability Free Tree Giveaway

Take home your own free tree! Blue Water Baltimore is partnering with the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, TreeBaltimore and Stillmeadow Community Fellowship to offer residents a variety of native tree species for FREE! From small flowering and fruiting trees to large canopy trees, each one makes a difference in our city….

2022 Spring Tree-planting Season Finished!

2022 Spring Tree-planting Season Finished!

Blue Water Baltimore just wrapped up another great tree-planting season. This spring, we planted 358 trees with 282 volunteers!  Irvington We kicked off the 2022 planting season in the southwest Baltimore neighborhood of Irvington. Our staff partnered with leaders from the Irvington Community Association and the Cooperative Community Development, Inc. to develop plans and do…

A Year In Review: Restoration 2021
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A Year In Review: Restoration 2021

Oh Boy, What A Year!  As the second year of the pandemic draws to a close, Blue Water Baltimore celebrates the ways in which our community can still come together to achieve our mission of Clean water, Strong communities. We planted over 1,000 trees, removed 11,000 sq feet of impervious surface and gave away over…

We Love Our Volunteers! Spotlight: Phyllis Fung
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We Love Our Volunteers! Spotlight: Phyllis Fung

Clean Water, Strong Communities! It takes a community of people to grow a community of trees. As another wonderful tree planting season draws to a close, Blue Water Baltimore celebrates the strong communities that work hard to clean our waterways. Check out the following spotlights to learn about some of our most dedicated partners and…

We Love Our Volunteers! Spotlight: Sebastian Joseph
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We Love Our Volunteers! Spotlight: Sebastian Joseph

Clean Water, Strong Communities! It takes a community of people to grow a community of trees. As another wonderful tree planting season draws to a close, Blue Water Baltimore celebrates the strong communities that work hard to clean our waterways. Check out the following spotlights to learn about some of our most dedicated partners and…

One Congregation’s Vision for a Sustainable Future
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One Congregation’s Vision for a Sustainable Future

Just miles from bustling downtown Baltimore City, Stillmeadow Community Fellowship sits on 10 acres of serene, undisturbed forest land. The land serves as a community peace park—with open trails and thousands of healthy trees. In the Fellowship’s parking lot and back areas, rain barrels and cisterns collect rainwater, repurposing it to water trees and plants…

We Love Our Volunteers! Spotlight: Kate Stevens
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We Love Our Volunteers! Spotlight: Kate Stevens

Clean Water, Strong Communities! It takes a community of people to grow a community of trees. As another wonderful tree planting season draws to a close, Blue Water Baltimore celebrates the strong communities that work hard to clean our waterways. Check out the following spotlights to learn about some of our most dedicated partners and…