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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,…

Caring for Creation: Mount Lebanon Baptist Church

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One of our proudest partnerships last year was with Mount Lebanon Baptist Church (MLBC). MLBC formed their Green Team in late 2017 as part of One Water Partnership, a network of faith communities joined together to care for their waterways.…

Creative Corporate Responsibility: Howard Bank

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As a local business, Howard Bank understands the importance of investing in where you live. And they’ve done just that by partnering with Blue Water Baltimore on a creative campaign that’s a win-win-win. During two annual campaigns, Howard Bank encouraged…

Baltimore Tree Trust: Partners in Greening

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Blue Water Baltimore and Baltimore Tree Trust are both part of the TreeBaltimore partnership, an initiative of Baltimore City Recreation and Parks for all City agencies, organizations, and individuals with the common goal of increasing Baltimore’s tree canopy. As a…