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A Year in Review: 2021 Water Wins 

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It’s been a whirlwind of a year on all fronts, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. We’ve navigated through many challenges, welcomed new staff members to our BWB family, and we’re working every day to hold polluters accountable. So,…

Water We Reading? Staff Picks from BWB’s Library

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The holidays are a wonderful time to sit back, relax, and explore new topics! If you’re looking to expand your perspective on forest conservation, adopt zero waste practices at home, or enrich your vision for our sustainable future look no…

Celebrating 2020: Restoration

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Featured image: Volunteers pose with their work at College Manor. Courtesy of Shannon Light Jump to:  Policy wins New green infrastructure Community tree plantings 2020 was full of challenges. Despite the tumultuous year, we still managed to carry on our…

How to Plant a Tree with Blue Water Baltimore

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Thank you for volunteering to plant trees with us! We are so excited to create a cleaner, greener Baltimore together. In an effort to reduce in-person gatherings and limit demonstrations, please carefully read these how-to-plant tips before attending our events.…

Support the Stormwater Fee in Three Minutes or Less

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In the Maryland legislative session that starts today, there will undoubtedly be hearings on a variety of bills seeking to weaken, delay or even repeal the stormwater fee. But addressing Baltimore’s urban polluted runoff problem can’t wait, so we need to…

Four Clean Water Rules for Ice Removal

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When it snows or rains ice, people purchase de-icing salt and apply it to their roads and sidewalks. When the salt melts the snow or ice, the salt washes away into our storm drains and streams as untreated polluted runoff. During…