Tag: Blue Water Baltimore

Baltimore waterways score poorly on Blue Water Baltimore’s annual report card

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Photo by soomness.

Baltimore’s waterways remain in poor health with high levels of salts and chemicals in streams, but bacteria trends are showing signs of improvement in some locations, according to Blue Water Baltimore’s annual report card.

Blue Water Baltimore, a waterway restoration nonprofit, on Wednesday released its 2020 Water Quality Report Card analyzing water quality at 49 monitoring stations in the Baltimore region.

Blue Water Baltimore, volunteers plant 477 trees in median along ‘Highway to Nowhere’

Photo courtesy of Blue Water Baltimore

There’s life anew in “The Ditch,” “The Highway to Nowhere” or whatever else you like to call the 1.39-mile, six-lane freeway that runs through part of West Baltimore, thanks to Blue Water Baltimore and partner organizations and state agencies.

Event Pick: Get out and celebrate Earth Day

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For all of its environmental challenges, Baltimore has some pretty breathtaking natural spaces, and plenty of enthusiastic environmentalists to help take care of the them. Today is your day to get out and join them with some cleaning and greening, or even just hanging out.

Event Pick: Learn how to make informative art out of your neighborhood’s storm drains

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As Patterson Park has shown us, even an alley can be fully beautified with the right tools. Tonight, local nonprofit Blue Water Baltimore will kick off a series of workshops teaching city residents how to make their neighborhoods’ storm drains come to life in a visually appealing and educational way.

Lube Oil, 41,000 Gallons of Sewage Leak into the Jones Falls Over Weekend

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Baltimore’s Jones Falls and Inner Harbor took a beating this weekend and on Monday, with an underground sewage leak and a 50-gallon oil spill to boot.

Greenlaurel: Free Native Trees at Herring Run Nursery this Sunday


If you live in Baltimore City or Baltimore County and are looking to add trees to your yard, definitely plan on visiting Blue Water Baltimore’s Herring Run Nursery this Sunday to grab yourself a free one.

Greenlaurel: Herring Run Nursery is Your Go-To for a Huge Selection of Native Plants

Herring Run is a 31-square-mile watershed. It starts in Towson and flows into the Back River, which empties into the Chesapeake Bay.

Tucked away on the Mount Pleasant Golf Course is a one of Charm City’s best-kept-secrets: Blue Water Baltimore’s Herring Run Nursery. The native plant nursery is an ideal spot for landscaping enthusiasts seaching for an extensive variety of trees, shrubs, grasses and flowers native to the Chesapeake Bay region.

Blue Water Baltimore Appoints Board Member Jenn Aiosa to be New Executive Director


The waterway-restoring nonprofit Blue Water Baltimore has hired one of its board members with decades of environmental advocacy and policy experience in Maryland to be its new permanent director.

Blue Water Baltimore Gets A New Waterkeeper, Appoints Interim Director

Blue Water Baltimore’s offices in the Belair-Edison neighborhood, Courtesy Google StreetView

Some changes are taking place in the top ranks of Blue Water Baltimore, the local nonprofit devoted to restoring Baltimore’s waterways.

Jones Falls River Remodeled With Trout In Mind



Did you notice the big construction project on Falls Road just south of the Brooklandville Fire Station? Trout Unlimited and Blue Water Baltimore just completed a massive stream restoration at the site. Soon, brown trout will have a peaceful home inside the beltway. With a key section of the Jones Falls River now restored to its natural glory, Jim Gracie, a legend in the stream restoration world, says it best, “the fact that Baltimore has a stream of this high quality in an urban area is a rarity. We’re blessed.”