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News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Herring Run Nursery: Open by Appointment!

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We are thrilled to announce that Herring Run Nursery will be OPEN BY APPOINTMENT starting Thursday, August 27 Just in time for the fall planting season! The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and customers remains our top priority.…

Fighting for Clean Water With Baltimore City DPW

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As our 10th birthday celebration continues, we’re shining a spotlight on one of our allies in the fight for clean water, the Waterway Pollution Investigation Team in the Baltimore City Department of Public Works.  This dedicated group of people receives…

Barriers to Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Baltimore

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ENVISIONING A STRONGER CITY Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) is the practice of treating and replacing impermeable hardscape, like roads and roofs, with plant-based and water harvesting systems. Rain gardens, trees, rain barrels, and permeable pavers are all examples of GSI…

Youth Making Waves

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2019 was a big year for youth climate activism. By taking inspiration from Greta Thunberg and other young leaders, and channeling their deep concerns for the future of our planet, young Baltimoreans have been thinking globally while taking action locally.…

Remembering Rep. Elijah Cummings

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For 23 years, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, bettering Baltimore and Maryland as a whole. When he passed last October, his legacy as a champion of inclusion, equity, and community lived on. Blue Water Baltimore, the…

Progress through Partnership: Medstar Harbor Hospital

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Medstar Harbor Hospital (MHH), one of two waterfront hospitals in Maryland, sits on a 30-acre campus directly on the Patapsco River. An extensive lawn and numerous parking lots had for years caused rainwater and pollution to flow off the property…

What is Baltimore Water Watch?

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The Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper, a program of Blue Water Baltimore, collects and analyzes water quality samples at 49 monitoring stations in Baltimore City and County. With the goal of answering “how’s the water, hon?” we share this data with the…

Rapid Response for Safer Recreation

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Baltimore suffers from poor water quality due to decades of chronic sewage overflows and polluted stormwater runoff. Crumbling pipes and a century-old design allow hundreds of millions of gallons of raw sewage to pollute our streams and Harbor annually. Nonetheless, people fish, kayak,…