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News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Vote for Clean Water!

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Local, state, and federal governments are all critical battlegrounds in the fight for clean water. Voting in this November’s election is an important action you can take to send a loud and clear message to elected officials that clean water…

2021 Water Quality Report Card

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2021 marked our ninth season of data collection and analysis in the waterways flowing into the Patapsco River and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. A snapshot of overall ecological health is shown for each of our 49 monitoring stations here, and…

Community Science in Back River

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Blue Water Baltimore has completed our first Community Science pilot program with residents of the area around Back River. The Back River Restoration Committee reached out to us last year about ways residents could get involved in the ongoing water…

Make Your Voice Heard

A group photo of people involved in a Blue Water Baltimore stormwater project.
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Help Blue Water Baltimore advocate for clean water and healthy neighborhoods by joining the Baltimore Department of Public Works’ new Resident Advisory Council (RAC). The council will be composed of 14 city residents and six DPW representatives, and it’s a…

Back River WWTP Updates

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What’s happened recently: Last week, with the help of residents and our scientists, MDE confirmed that conditions at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant had gone from bad to worse. In his order to Baltimore City, which operates the plant, MDE Secretary Grumbles…

March Advocacy Updates

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We’ve been busy tracking local and state legislation since our last Advocacy Update!  On March 16th, Baltimore’s City Council held a hearing on a bill to require City government operations become net zero. This was the final hearing on Councilman…