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Has your group or organization been considering a “greening” project, but wondered where the cash will come from?
Consider attending the how-to-apply-for-grants summer workshops offered by Baltimore City’s Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Chesapeake Bay Trust. The workshops are designed to bring you up to speed on how to write a competitive design and environmental and water quality grant. All those $20 Chesapeake bay license plates and stormwater fees are helping to make Baltimore cleaner and greener. Maybe your group will be part of the solution?
A plan is moving forward to stop the miles-long sewage buildup that causes fecal matter to flow into Baltimore’s waterways nearly every time it rains.
At face value, the 2016 Healthy Harbor Report is pretty depressing. Another year of failing grades in swimming stats and fecal matter and pollutant levels. But if you dive beneath the surface, there’s a clear story of progress, pipes and partnership. If only time could speed up a bit so we could all enjoy — maybe even swim — in a cleaner Baltimore Harbor sooner, rather than later.
Officials say Baltimore’s drinking water is in good working order in a new annual report.
Half a year after a broken sewer main caused a section of Cathedral Street in Mount Vernon to collapse, the city announced today that public works crews have fixed the sinkhole and reopened the road.
Last week, DPW personnel met face-to-face with Mt. Vernon residents at a meeting to address growing frustration over ongoing roadwork. The outcome was a clear timeline for when the city expects to finish work on sewers connected to two sinkholes that have caused disruption in the historic neighborhood.
No one likes a higher water bill. However, ongoing increases in the water and sewer rates in Baltimore could leave Baltimore’s impoverished residents in particularly dire straits without more help from the city, according to a new report from the Abell Foundation.
Who says a spent oyster shell is merely trash? For 10 baby oysters, that shell might be a new house. That’s the inspiration behind an ongoing collaboration between the Baltimore City Department of Public Works and the Oyster Recovery Partnership.