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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…

Give Back To Clean Water on #GivingTuesday

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, but we know that our supporters are always looking for a way to make a lasting difference in our communities. Today, a national effort is underway to put the focus back on…

Happy 40th Anniversary, Clean Water Act

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[Note: Lisa DeGuire is the 2012-2013 Chesapeake Conservation Corps member for Blue Water Baltimore. She assists with greening projects, environmental education, and the Clean Water Community Initiative.] Today, the Clean Water Act turns 40! Although I wasn’t yet born when…

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…