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News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Rain is Not the Problem. Pavement is the Problem.

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Can you imagine a city without impervious surfaces? Actually, engineers call them “impervious surfaces”. People in Baltimore know them as streets, sidewalks, parking lots, and roofs. These hard surfaces make urban and suburban life possible, but they also cause big…

Our 2012 Healthy Harbor Report Card is in!

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We are excited to announce that the newly released Healthy Harbor Report Card 2012 contains our annual assessment for the Baltimore Harbor.  This year the Harbor received an overall grade of C-. The Harbor’s grade, which is based upon 2012 monitoring…

Celebrate the Clean Water Act: Swimmable Action Day

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, and in celebration the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper and Blue Water Baltimore are joining the Waterkeeper Alliance in promoting clean, swimmable waters. The Waterkeeper Alliance has designated today, July 26th, as “Swimmable…