We Love Our Volunteers! Spotlight: Stafford Oliver
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We Love Our Volunteers! Spotlight: Stafford Oliver

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…

Celebrating Black History, Looking Forward to Black Futures
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Celebrating Black History, Looking Forward to Black Futures

Happy Black History Month! There is a lot to celebrate this month, and as an environmental organization, we would like to highlight Black Americans’ long and continued history in the push for environmental equity. The Roots of Environmental Justice   The Environmental Protection Agency recognizes environmental justice as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of…

Celebrating 2020: Restoration
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Celebrating 2020: Restoration

Featured image: Volunteers pose with their work at College Manor. Courtesy of Shannon Light Jump to:  Policy wins New green infrastructure Community tree plantings 2020 was full of challenges. Despite the tumultuous year, we still managed to carry on our mission of clean water, strong communities. We planted 557 new trees across Baltimore’s many neighborhoods….

The “Do’s & Don’ts” of Street Tree Care
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The “Do’s & Don’ts” of Street Tree Care

Street Trees Save Lives The life of a street tree isn’t an easy one. Urban trees face stress resulting from the heat island effect, concentrated air & water pollution, compacted soils, and vandalism resulting from vehicle and pedestrian traffic – to name just a few. Yet street trees are a crucial part of city life….

How to Plant a Tree with Blue Water Baltimore
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How to Plant a Tree with Blue Water Baltimore

Thank you for volunteering to plant trees with us! We are so excited to create a cleaner, greener Baltimore together. We ask that you read the whole post, but for reference here’s the short version: First, determine the correct hole width & depth. The hole should be 2-3x as wide as the root ball. The…

Take Action! Protect Our Urban Tree Canopy
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Take Action! Protect Our Urban Tree Canopy

If you follow our work at Blue Water Baltimore, you know that we are all about trees. Why? Trees clean our air and water, reduce flooding, lower temperatures and energy bills, improve public health and social cohesion, and beautify our neighborhoods.  Planting trees is a critical part of our work to restore the health of…