Blue Water Blog - stormwater

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



64,000 Rain Gardens for the Chesapeake Bay?

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Do rain gardens really work to protect aquatic wildlife? Researchers at Washington State University decided to find out for sure, and set up a pretty simple but clever test: salmon.  They collected storm water from around the Seattle region and…

Coming Soon to Your Water Bill: Cleaner Stormwater

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Starting this summer, Baltimore City and the nine largest counties in the state – including Baltimore County – must begin assessing fees on property owners based on the amount of stormwater pollution each property produces. Because stormwater from urban &…

Baltimore Icons: The Jones Falls

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When Blue Water Baltimore formed in 2010, it was through the merger of five watershed groups protecting all four of Baltimore’s watersheds. Jones Falls Watershed Association, Herring Run Watershed Association, Gywnns Falls Watershed Association, Baltimore Harbor Watershed Association, and Baltimore…

Give Back To Clean Water on #GivingTuesday

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, but we know that our supporters are always looking for a way to make a lasting difference in our communities. Today, a national effort is underway to put the focus back on…

Vote “Yes” on Question J

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Stormwater is the single greatest source of water pollution in modern cities like Baltimore, and in this year’s Baltimore City election you can do something to remedy it. Voting “Yes” on Referendum Question J to create a new stormwater utility…