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News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



US Route 40 Mulch Fest

Help us care for one of our largest tree planting sites along the median of US Route 40! Blue Water Baltimore has been working for years with West Baltimore communities to re-forest the “Highway to Nowhere” and provide much-needed air…

Tree Giveaway Volunteer Training

Photo by Zoe Gensheimer. Note: Images of folks without masks were taken pre-pandemic. Let’s give away some trees together! This spring, help us increase Baltimore’s tree canopy as a free tree giveaway volunteer. Join us for this virtual training on…

Tree Planting in New Broadway East: Day 1

Get your hands dirty for clean water and a greener East Baltimore! Join us & our partners at the the New Broadway East Community Association (NBECA) and Baltimore Environmental Equity Partnership (BEEP) on Saturday, April 24th from 9 am –…

Tree Planting in Curtis Bay

Get your hands dirty for clean water and a greener South Baltimore! Join us on Friday, April 9th from 12-3 pm for a volunteer tree planting in the Curtis Bay community. This spring, we have established COVID-19 protocols and procedures…

New Mayor, New Momentum 

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from our Executive Director, Jenn Aiosa This winter, I had the honor of serving on Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott’s Transition Committee on Environment and Sustainability. This committee was comprised of leaders from across Baltimore working on issues related to solid waste reduction, climate change mitigation,…

Examining Microbial Biodiversity

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Recently our Water Quality Monitoring program teamed up with Dr. Robert Hilderbrand, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory, to look at another dimension of water health in the Jones Falls stream.  Here, Dr.…

Four Clean Water Rules for Ice Removal

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When it snows or rains ice, people purchase de-icing salt and apply it to their roads and sidewalks. When the salt melts the snow or ice, the salt washes away into our storm drains and streams as untreated polluted runoff. During…