Trash Bash 2012

Tickets are on sale for the 5th Annual Trash Bash!

Trash Bash 2012 hosted by Blue Water Baltimore

Hosted by Blue Water Baltimore, the Trash Bash is a popular fundraiser that is all about food, live music, and fun.

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2012
Time: 12pm – 5pm
Where: Nick’s Fish House, 2600 Insulator Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21230

  • Grille, pasta and veggie fare
  • Beer, wine, plus a signature cocktail
  • Reusable keepsake glass
  • Live music
  • Silent auction and raffles
  • All with a waterfront view

Blue Water Baltimore’s mission is clean water. They run programs that approach the problem of water pollution from many angles:

  • Education and outreach to youth and communities
  • Helping community groups, churches, schools and businesses with their own clean water initiatives
  • Helping homeowners purchase and install rain barrels and/or rain gardens
  • Trash pickup events
  • Tree plantings
  • Pavement reduction
  • Legislative advocacy
  • Baltimore Harbor’s Waterkeeper
  • Storm drain art and stenciling (to remind the public not to dump waste into storm drains)
  • Herring Run Nursery

But that’s not all they do! Visit their website to learn more.

Help support BWB by buying a ticket and having a good time at Trash Bash 2012.

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Stormwater 2012 – Ohio Stormwater Conference Keynote – 6/7/12

Ted Scott will be the Keynote presenter at the Ohio Stormwater Conference.  He will be discussing the state of Stormwater in 2012 including: past efforts to address stormwater issues, current trends, and a look toward the challenges that lie ahead.

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Where We’ll Be – 5/15/12: White House Council on Environmental Quality

Ted Scott is honored to have been invited to be part of a presentation team at the White House Council on Environmental Quality discussing the economic impacts of Green Infrastructure.  This briefing is facilitated by American Rivers and the Water Environment Federation.

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Is Green Infrastructure Cost Effective?

This new report says it can be.  Check it out here.

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Blue Water Baltimore Gallery Hop – Good Times on May 1, 2012

Get tickets here.

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Chesapeake Dissolved Oxygen Data

Animated graph of dissolved oxygen measured in Chesapeake Bay at Susquehanna Flats during July 2011 by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. This graph also includes water surface elevations measured by NOAA at Tolchester Beach and Chesapeake City, wind speed and direction measured at Chesapeake City, and a solar day / night indicator. This animated graph uses actual continuous data measurements and was programmed in VBA Excel.  Forwarded by John Yagecic of the Delaware River Basin Commission.

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Herring Run Nursery opens this Saturday – Shop Native, Shop Local

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Map to Herring Run Nursery

It has always amazed us how difficult it is to find native plants at local nurseries. From a practical standpoint, it is logical that the plant species that originally grew in specific local areas are the ones that will do the best.  There are many other reasons to consider natives – too many to list here.  Unfortunately, it seems that local nurseries rarely focus on natives, consistently defaulting to sexy exotics to catch the eye of their unsuspecting shoppers.

The good news is that Blue Water Baltimore’s Herring Run Nursery is THE source for Mid-Atlantic natives.  Even better – shopping opens this Saturday.

Check it out here.

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Bioretention Maintenance Presentation by NC State

ImageGreat Powerpoint presentation on maintenance of bioretention systems by Bill Hunt from the NC State Biological and Agricultural Stormwater Engineering Group.  Take a look here.

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Where we’ll be March 13-15, 2012 – National Facilities Management & Technology Conference

Come see us at our booth at the NFMT Conference at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Check it out and register at: http://www.nfmt.com/baltimore/

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Linking Green Infrastructure Maintenance and Jobs

Ted Scott extensively quoted in the lead article of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Stormwater Report.  A good read, check it out here.

 

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