Blue Water Blog - stormwater

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



POSTPONED: Tree Care at US Route 40

In light of recent recommendations for reducing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all Blue Water Baltimore events through April 11, 2020 are postponed. Please click here to read the full message from our Executive Director. Thank you so…

POSTPONED: Spring 2020 Kick-Off at Herring Run Nursery

Herring Run Nursery display area

 In light of recent recommendations for reducing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all Blue Water Baltimore events through April 11, 2020 are postponed. Please click here to read the full message from our Executive Director. Thank you so…

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.…

12 Million Gallons of Sewage and Counting

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Last Wednesday night, the Baltimore region received more than two inches of rain, which led to significant flooding around the region. When large rainstorms like these hit Baltimore, stormwater runoff leaks into our sanitary sewer system through cracks in aging…

Expensive Uncertainty: Cutting Stormwater Funding is a Mistake

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[Note: This guest blog post was written by Liam O’Meara, General Manager at Environmental Quality Resources (EQR).  EQR is one of Blue Water Baltimore’s partners in implementing stormwater projects.] We’ve all heard plenty about Maryland’s stormwater program and the ever-present stormwater…