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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…

Library Square Greening and Stormwater Restoration

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Library Square, surrounded by blocks of pavement and urban development, has a large wedge of green space which is anchored by one of Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library. In August, Blue Water Baltimore and Biohabitats agreed to contract terms to complete…

Winterizing Your Rain Barrel

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter. Now that it’s finally getting colder outside, it’s time to make sure your rain barrel is ready for the season. Preparing your barrel for winter, or winterizing it, is simple to do…

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.…

The Carrington House Partnership

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Earlier this month on November 5, a partnership was launched between Blue Water Baltimore and The Carrington House, a non-profit that specializes in recovery counseling and workforce re-entry. Blue Water Baltimore aims to provide general job skills, watershed restoration experience,…

Time To Fight (Again) For Clean Water in Baltimore County

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The Baltimore County Council is currently considering legislation that would phase out the county’s stormwater utility fee. The Importance of the Fee This fee pays for projects and programs designed to improve water quality in the county’s streams and rivers,…

Make a Holiday Wreath With Native Plants

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Native plants provide more than just great food and habitat for wildlife: they also provide great beauty all year long. Although many holiday decorations make use of evergreen plants, like boxwoods and spruce, decorators are often surprised to learn that…