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News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



A Rain Garden Today Keeps Stormwater Away

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Rain is great. I heartily encourage my kids to stick out their tongues and catch a few cold drops of precious spring moisture every April. Rain on impervious surfaces, however, is bad. In our developed environment, impervious surfaces such as…

Water Pollution Connections: Part 2 of 2

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Last week, in the first part of this two part series on water pollution, I explored the connection between energy, water, and pollution. This week my focus is on the home: how water and pollution are connected to where we…

A Tree Grows in Baltimore

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[NOTE: Debra Lenik is the staff Volunteer Coordinator at Blue Water Baltimore, and first joined us in 2010 as part of the AmeriCorps Volunteer Maryland program.] A colleague recently asked me where I saw myself in ten years. Holy mackerel,…

Painting Baltimore Blue

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The Healthy Harbor initiative recently announced their vision for a fishable and swimmable harbor by 2020, and we are working hard to make that vision a reality.  Baltimore neighborhoods play an essential role in accomplishing that goal because the health of our waterways…