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News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Storm Drain Adoption & Art Workshop – 6/7

Blue Water Baltimore is excited to annouce that we have redesigned and repurposed our Storm Drain Art Program for 2021. The biggest change is that we will no longer be supporting the stenciling of storm drains with spary paint. After…

Storm Drain Adoption & Art Workshop – 4/19

Blue Water Baltimore is proud to announce that we have redesigned our Storm Drain Art Program for 2021. Over the years we have learned that maintaining spray painted stencils is extremely challenging to track, so we will no longer be…

Storm Drain Stenciling in Baltimore

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[Note: Amy Dewan is the Americorps Storm Drain Arts Coordinator for Blue Water Baltimore. She is an  environmental justice organizer, educator, and artist from Baltimore, MD.]   With a mere week left in my AmeriCorps term here at 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…

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…

2011 In Review

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Now that winter is almost upon us, we have a chance to take a breather and look back on what we’ve done this year. And what a year it was! From Blue Water Baltimore’s official launch in January to Operation…