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Blue Water Baltimore Is Looking For An Executive Director
April 29, 2011, 12:37 am
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Blue Water Baltimore Is Looking For
An Executive Director

From Blue Water Baltimore:

Executive Director’s Position: BWB seeks an individual with specialized talents and expertise to lead the operations of the organization. Candidates must have a demonstrated record in non-profit management, solid knowledge of environmental and water quality issues, documented skills in working with staff and boards, the ability to develop and implement strategic plans and policies, collaborative talents to work with other organizations, a commitment to the mission of the organization, documented fundraising successes and financial management expertise.

Blue Water Baltimore’s purpose is to use community-based restoration, education, and advocacy to achieve clean water in Baltimore’s rivers, streams, and harbor, so that citizens of the Baltimore region may enjoy a vibrant, natural environment, livable neighborhoods, and a healthy, thriving Inner Harbor and Chesapeake Bay. We work towards a future when our neighborhood streams are safe for fishing and swimming and our clean harbor is the pride of our city.

For the full job description, CLICK HERE.

Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin’ Mamas

Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin’ Mamas Discussion

Thursday, May 5, 2011
Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin’ Mamas

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: W4030, JHSPH Wolfe St. Building

From the Center for a Livable Future:

Long-time food activist Mark Winne will discuss his latest book, Food Rebels, Guerilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin’ Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture, in which he writes of the urgent need for the creation of a sustainable alternative food system.

Help Clean Up Druid Hill Park

Help Clean Up Druid Hill Park

Friends of Druid Hill Park
Work Day in the Park
April 30th, 3-6 PM

With funding being cut to many of Baltimore cities services, local parks need your help to stay clean and green.  Friends of Druid Hill Park is sponsoring a clean-up event Saturday, April 30th from 3-6 pm and has put out a call for volunteers.

From Friends of Druid Hill Park:

Our next work day will we in a section of the woods across Greenspring from the Disc Golf Course. We’ll meet in the Disc Golf parking area at 3. Please let us know if you plan to attend so that we may provide enough tools and snacks for everyone. We’ll probably meet at a local bar afterward for dinner, join us! 

Click here to register or to see photos from March 19, or contact us at 443-469-8274 or

Baltimore City Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
April 25, 2011, 12:05 am
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Baltimore Hazardous Waste Drop-Off


The Department of Public Works Bureau of Solid Waste is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event:

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

Location: Polytechnic Institute Parking Lot (Corner of Falls Road and Cold Spring Lane) MAP IT

*This event is open to Baltimore City residents ONLY.  In order to participate, you must show proof of residency when you arrive.

Items Include:
automotive fluids, break fluid, button batteries, car batteries, coal tar products, creosote products, floor care products, fungicides, furniture strippers, gasoline, herbicides, household batteries, insecticides, kerosene, laser toner cartridges, oven cleaners, paint, oil based and latex, paint, paint thinners, pesticides, pool chemicals, propane gas tanks (30 gal. only), rust removers, solvents, turpentine, varnishes and stains, weed killers, wood preservers, straight florescent light bulbs.

From the Baltimore City Department of Public Works:

These are materials that absolutely cannot go into the trash or down a drain. These materials must be disposed of by a reputable, licensed contractor. Remember, before you buy hazardous materials, think of less toxic/hazardous alternatives and, if there aren’t any, try to purchase only as much as you will use.

Happy Earth Day And YES They Are Back!
April 22, 2011, 12:02 am
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Happy Earth Day 2011 Baltimore

Yellow-crowned Night Herons return to the Jones Falls.

Something was clearly afoot (or should we say aflight) when last week numerous hits to Baltidome were the result of a search for “Baltimore Night Herons”.  Sure enough, a trip to the west entrance of Druid Hill Park will reveal that a brood of Yellow-crowned Night Herons has indeed returned to their favorite nesting spot in the trees above the Jones Falls.

If you are interested in doing a little Baltimore birdwatching, there will be a good bit of avian theater at this location for the next couple of months  -and no visual enhancement device needed!  These birds are so conspicuous, you can’t miss them.

According to the Atlas of the breeding birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia, the Yellow-crowned Night Heron is “the rarest colonial nesting heron in Maryland” and are generally found in swamps along the coastline.  As “colonial nesters”, they tend to nest in groups with other birds of the same species and so where you see one nest, there are likely to be more close by.  Another unique trait of the Yellow-crowned Night Heron is that both male and female are nearly indistinguishable from one another and both take equal part in building their nests, incubating the eggs and feeding their young.

Apparently this location, where they have returned for at least the last three years, is a hot piece of real estate for these waterbirds.  Last year there were three couples.  This year there are five.

For last year’s posts and pictures on the Night Herons, click on the titles below:

Night Heron Mania Comes To An End
Happy Earth Day Baltimore

Herring Run Nursery Plant Sale
April 19, 2011, 10:48 am
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Herring Run Nursery Native Plant Sales

Herring Run Nursery

Sunday, May 8, 2011, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mt. Pleasant Golf Course (HR Nursery)
6131 Hillen Rd Baltimore, MD

Herring Run Nursery is a native plant nursery in Baltimore City specializing in shrubs, perennials and trees native to Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region. Plants are grown with minimal man-made chemicals and grow most of our own plants.
The Herring Run Nursery sells to both retail to individuals and wholesale to landscapers, community associations, schools, and other environmental groups.  They are open during scheduled plant sales or by appointment only.

Can’t make this sale? More Herring Run Nursery Plant Sales sales can be found on the Blue Water Baltimore Calendar.