Blue Water Blog - stormwater

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Virtual Rain Garden Workshop

rain garden soaking stormwater runoff

Green stormwater infrastructure is a cost-effective way to combat stormwater runoff and pollution. Rain gardens are a type of green stormwater infrastructure that helps mitigate pollution and flooding while also beautifying your property. Interested in building your own rain garden?…

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…

Curtis Bay Neighborhood Weekday Street Tree Planting

Get your hands dirty for clean water and a greener Curtis Bay! Join us on Tuesday, November 10th from 12-3pm for a weekday afternoon volunteer tree planting in the South Baltimore neighborhood of Curtis Bay. Together we will install over…

Speak up For Clean Water

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THE ISSUE: The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has proposed a series of changes to the municipal separated stormwater sewer system (MS4) permits that dictate how much stormwater pollution local jurisdictions can allow, and what they are required to…

Webinar: Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Baltimore

In cities like Baltimore, green stormwater infrastructure helps to protect our waterways while making our communities greener, healthier, and more equitable places to live. However, there are many bureaucratic challenges that make neighborhood greening harder to do.   Join our…

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…

Rain Barrels: Your Questions Answered

Two brown colored rain barrels.
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With April showers come May flowers, and rain barrels can help keep your gardens blooming and our local streams and rivers clean! Looking to install a rain barrel at home? Here are some frequently asked questions answered by our Restoration…

April Showers Don’t Just Bring Flowers

Stormwater flowing into a storm drain on a street.
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We’ve seen lots of rainfall this April, and these April showers don’t just bring flowers. Baltimoreans may be experiencing flooding, sewage backups, and other effects of wet weather. At Blue Water Baltimore, stormwater is always on our mind. We want…