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News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Lemonade Stand

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Last month, in the heat of summer, three young students from Baltimore’s Roland Park Country School set up a stand to sell cookies and ice-cold lemonade with the goal of donating all proceeds to Blue Water Baltimore. Working together, the…

Unpaving Paradise in a Parking Lot

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Rennie Watson, teacher extraordinaire, shares with us the inspiration and drive to work with Blue Water Baltimore and depave 7,000 square feet of parking in Canton to create a community garden. Rennie Watson has always had her students digging in…

Member Spotlight on Yoga to Save the Bay

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Beginning in spring and running through early fall this past year, you may have noticed a new event on the Blue Water Baltimore monthly calendar, Yoga to Save the Bay. Crystal Wesner, a registered teacher at Sid Yoga, connected with…

Illegal Dumping in Herring Run Park

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Earlier this year Bob Mayes, a member of the Friends of Herring Run Park, witnessed a Baltimore City contractor discharging hundreds of gallons of sewage laden water from their truck directly into the woods adjacent to the Herring Run stream.…

Becoming a Catalyst for Change

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Reporting Pollution Can Make a Difference Irene Smith, a mother of three and a constant force for good in Herring Run Park, takes a moment to talk about one of her passions and how she got involved with Blue Water…

Blue Water Baltimore’s 2014 Annual Report

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This year’s report is dedicated to the diverse people and institutions we work with to accomplish our mission of clean water and strong communities. We truly value all those who engage with us as partners in our shared vision of…

Goucher Connects to Our Watersheds

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On August 28, Blue Water Baltimore hosted nearly 500 students, faculty, and staff from Goucher College for a day of service in South Baltimore. Goucher Connects, a one day orientation event that connects first-year students to each other, faculty, staff,…

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…