Tag: Patapsco River

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

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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.

You Can Help Name Baltimore’s Third Trash Wheel

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Professor Trash Wheel. Photo via Healthy Harbor Initiative/Waterfront Partnership.

State officials are giving the public an opportunity to help name the next member of Baltimore’s growing trash wheel fleet.

Feds To Award $1 Million for Removal of Deadly Defunct Dam in Catonsville

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Courtesy Maryland DNR

The federal government plans to award $1 million to a river-restoration business to help remove a pesky dam from Patapsco Valley State Park.

The Patapsco is Set to Get 5 Million New Oysters in 5 Years

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Patricia Campbell oyster restoration boat (CBF)
Patricia Campbell oyster restoration boat (CBF)

In Maryland, oysters are normally associated with the Chesapeake Bay. But, much closer to Baltimore, the Patapsco also once enjoyed a bumper of bivalve. Over the next five years, a pair of environmental groups are looking to resurrect the oyster habitat.

Boat Accident in Baltimore Kills Two, Injures Six

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Photo via U.S. Coast Guard Twitter feed
Photo via U.S. Coast Guard Twitter feed

On Saturday night, a group of women were enjoying themselves at the Hard Yacht Cafe in Dundalk, where they met a man with a boat. After a bit more bar-hopping, a group of 8 boarded Timothy Wilson’s 37-foot boat and went for a cruise down the Patapsco River, the Baltimore Sun reports

Mama Duck Leads Day-Old Ducklings from Medstar Harbor Hospital to Patapsco River

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It’s so flapping sweet. They were born last Saturday, 10 fuzzy baby mallards, in the quiet refuge of the MedStar Harbor Hospital fountain enclosure. Hospital staff had been totally supportive and invested in the mother duck’s preceding nesting process, especially Mr. Bob Decker, the man in charge of facilities for the hospital, who’s now nicknamed Bob Ducker, incidentally… Following Decker’s compassionate lead, MedStar staff secured the courtyard location from trespass and provided food and water to honor the baby birdlings’ arrival.

Said arrival would bring big new maintenance challenges because ducklings can’t yet fly away home!

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