Baltimore’s Candidates for Mayor Tackle Environmental Questions

Baltimore’s Candidates for Mayor Tackle Environmental Questions

[Photo courtesy of League of Conservation Voters] Last night, we witnessed an impressive moment as more than three hundred people gathered at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church in West Baltimore to ask Baltimore’s mayoral candidates to share their vision for making Baltimore a more livable, healthy and clean city. As executive director of Blue Water Baltimore…

Give Up the Bag for Lent
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Give Up the Bag for Lent

[Katie Dix is Blue Water Baltimore’s Volunteer Manager. She recruits, trains, and coordinates the many volunteers and programs that enable us to accomplish our mission.] Last month nearly seven hundred sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students at Roland Park Elementary/Middle School signed a pledge to reduce their plastic consumption after they viewed Bag It, a documentary about the effects of plastic….

What does “Warm December” mean for native plants?

What does “Warm December” mean for native plants?

If this December has felt exceptionally warm, you aren’t imagining it. Baltimore, like much of the United States, has been experiencing an unusually warm month and a fitting conclusion to what is shaping up to be the Earth’s warmest in over 1,400 years. The mild temperatures aren’t universally reassuring, however. Many gardeners are concerned about…

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Join In & Sack the Plastic Bag in Baltimore

It’s a fact: plastic bags are a major source of trash in Baltimore’s rivers and in the Baltimore Harbor. According to various estimates, plastic bags are the second most common trash pollutant making up 10% of total trash and 50% of all plastic trash. Thankfully, the Baltimore City Council is working to address this problem….

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Waterkeeper & CBF Win OK for Extensive Study Of Waters Near Sparrows Point

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)  —  For many years, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has called for more extensive testing for toxic chemicals in the waters off the former Sparrows Point steel plant near Baltimore. As recently as 2012 CBF and Blue Water Baltimore filed an appeal in the U.S Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA,…

A New Tree Grove, Thanks to the Hardy Garden Club

When the Hardy Garden Club approached Blue Water Baltimore and told us that they wanted to support a restoration project, we had just the project in mind. In the past, Hardy had helped the Jones Falls Watershed Association (one of the five watershed groups that merged to form Blue Water Baltimore) install a rain garden…

Why the Incinerator in Curtis Bay is Bad for Curtis Bay and our Harbor

Curtis Bay, a community in south Baltimore, is home to more than seven thousand residents. Soon, it could also be home to a plant producing carcinogenic emissions from burning as much as 4,000 tons of shredded tires, vinyl, construction debris and other waste per day.  All within a mile of two public elementary and high…