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Blue Water Baltimore Partnership to Invest $2.5 Million in Five Neighborhoods

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Blue Water Baltimore’s community organizer, Elise Victoria, helped plant a block of trees in Highlandtown. Deep Blue enlarged each tree’s dirt pit which helps collect rain water, and also keeps trees healthy. Credit: Blue Water Baltimore

The term “partnership” seems to be so ubiquitous lately, that it’s a bit stale. But five Charm City neighborhoods may soon love the new and well-capitalized Deep Blue partnership when their entire neighborhood is planted with native trees, pocket parks, and urban forests. Add a few rain gardens, and the Deep Blue team, including residents, will design, fund, and install an entire neighborhood’s worth of green infrastructure. The goal is greener neighborhoods that better manage stormwater runoff, and also create prettier and healthier cityscapes. Deep Blue is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Baltimore City’s Department of Public Works (DPW), and the non-profits Blue Water Baltimore and the Neighborhood Design Center.  

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