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News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Tree Species Availability for Ridgely Manor Park Giveaway

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Take home your own free tree! Blue Water Baltimore is partnering with the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, NeighborSpace, the Ridgely Manor Community Association and the Green Towson Alliance to offer residents a variety of native tree…

TreeKeepers 301: Botanical Nomenclature

Explore scientific plant names with TreeBaltimore! The Baltimore TreeKeepers is a city-wide tree stewardship program open to anyone interested in Baltimore’s trees. TreeKeepers promote healthy trees by educating residents and increasing their role in the care of the City’s trees.…

Progress through Partnership: Medstar Harbor Hospital

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Medstar Harbor Hospital (MHH), one of two waterfront hospitals in Maryland, sits on a 30-acre campus directly on the Patapsco River. An extensive lawn and numerous parking lots had for years caused rainwater and pollution to flow off the property…

Do your part. Protect our green spaces in Baltimore!

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What are native, non-native, and invasive plant species? Native species have co-evolved in specific ecosystems for thousands of years. Native plants are anchors of healthy, biodiverse communities. They have adapted to local soils and climate conditions. Each species plays a…

Virtual Flower Fridays with Herring Run Nursery

Join our Herring Run Nursery staff for fun livestreams and virtual Q&As each Friday in May! From rain barrels and pollinators, to gardening tips and tricks, we’ll be talking a new topic each week.  Livestreams will take place Fridays at…

POSTPONED: Tree Giveaway at JFX Farmers Market & Bazaar

Take home your own free tree! Join us at the JFX Farmers Market & Bazaar for a tree giveaway this spring and discover the many benefits of native trees. Blue Water Baltimore and TreeBaltimore are partnering to offer a variety of…

Early Earth Day Birthday Party

This year, April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Come celebrate Earth Day, Month, Year and Decade with us at Herring Run Nursery! We have a plethora of native plants and expert staff and volunteers on hand to…