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Baltimore County launches online tool to crowdsource data on environmental problems, projects

The new Environmental Reporter online tool allows people to record rain barrels and tree plantings and report midge issues throughout Baltimore County. Image courtesy of Baltimore County Government.

A new online tool will allow Baltimore County residents to have a hand in tracking environmental data by reporting environmental problem areas throughout the county as well as projects aimed at mitigating some of those issues.

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr., announced the “Environmental Reporter” tool Tuesday as a way to increase public engagement, make county environmental data easier to access, and improve quality of life for community members.

Hogan Prods Kamenetz While Announcing $330K to Fight Midge Swarms on Back River

Waste “digesters” at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

In a breaking point in a standoff over flies between Gov. Larry Hogan and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, the governor’s office now says it will pay to spray a biological insecticide in “hot spots” of the Back River to fight off pesky midge swarms.