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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…

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…

Post-Valentine’s Pruning Party at Forest Park Golf Course

Are you already over the Valentine’s Day hype? How about showing trees some love instead? Join us for a post-Valentine’s Day ‘Pruning Party!’ Volunteer and help us prune and maintain some of our recently planted trees at Forest Park Golf…

Great Grasses for Native Gardens

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One of the easiest ways to make your Baltimore yard a healthy and attractive place for wildlife is to increase the number and variety of native grasses you use. Thankfully, the many indigenous grasses we grow and sell at Herring…

The Life Of A Rain Barrel

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Have you ever wondered where those blue and white barrels come from, those “rain barrels”?  You may have heard that they’re recycled, but what does that mean? And how about “food-grade”? Come along for a trip from start to finish…