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Greenlaurel: The Skinny on Eco Grants Funded by those Pretty Bay License Plates

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Chesapeake Bay license plate owners also get lots of discounts through the “plate perks” program.

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?

City Approves $430M ‘Headworks’ Project Designed to Fix Baltimore’s Underground Sewage Backup

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

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.

Greenlaurel: Beneath the Surface of Baltimore Harbor’s Failing Clean-Up Grade

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The Waterfront Partnership and Baltimore City have joined paddles to expand the affordable public kayaking program.

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.

Despite One Violation, Annual Report from DPW Says Baltimore’s Drinking Water is ‘Excellent’

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Photo by Ángelo González

Officials say Baltimore’s drinking water is in good working order in a new annual report.

Mt. Vernon Intersection Reopens After More than Six Months of Sinkhole and Road Repairs

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Photo via Baltimore DPW/Twitter

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.

DPW Meets With Mt. Vernon Dwellers, Councilman Costello Over Construction Conflicts

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Courtesy Councilman Eric Costello/Twitter
Courtesy Councilman Eric Costello/Twitter

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.

Poor Baltimoreans Need More Help As Water, Sewer Rates Keep Climbing, Report Says

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Photo by Ángelo González
Photo by Ángelo González

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.

Oyster Shells Piling Up in City’s Bay-Friendly Recycling Program

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Oyster Shells

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.

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