Clean Water Archive

Nomination period open for Smart, Green & Growing award for Innovations in Stormwater Management

Media contacts: Samantha Kappalmansamantha.kappalman@maryland.govJay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov410-537-3003 Nomination period open for Smart, Green & Growing award for Innovations in Stormwater ManagementWinners to Be Announced at MDE’s 3rd annual Clean Water Innovations Trade Show  BALTIMORE, MD (November 13, 2013) – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Smart, Green & Growing Award ...Read More

Herald Mail: Stream in Boonsboro park gets natural buffer to ensure a healthy waterway

BOONSBORO — About 35 people helped create a natural buffer Sunday along a stream in Shafer Park, a project that is aimed to keep the waterway healthy in future years and in turn help protect the Chesapeake Bay, town officials said. The stream that meanders through the park next ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Cleaner air helps Chesapeake Bay

Study finds reduced power plant, vehicle emissions ease nitrogen pollution in streams   Tim Wheeler 8:00 p.m. EST, November 6, 2013   Reducing air pollution has given an unexpectedly big boost to long-running efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, a new study finds. Resarchers at the University of Maryland Center ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Bay cleanup gets $9.2 million in grants

Tim Wheeler 11:44 a.m. EDT, October 30, 2013   Projects funded to deal with farm, urban runoff, restore streams, wetlands The Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort got a $9.2 million injection of funds Wednesday, as the Environmental Protection Agency and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced grants to 40 projects to reduce storm-water and farm ...Read More

Bay Journal: Now’s the time to take action against urban/suburban runoff

  We are making progress reducing pollution from agricultural lands and sewage treatment plants. But polluted runoff from urban and suburban streets, parking lots, rooftops, and other impervious surfaces keeps increasing. Polluted runoff from urban and suburban areas creates flooding, can threaten human health and carries toxic chemicals into ...Read More

MDE recognizes 41 years of clean water progress and reminds Marylanders to do their part to Reclaim the Bay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BALTIMORE, MD (October 18, 2013) – Today marks the 41st  anniversary of the signing of the Clean Water Act, legislation that has been instrumental in improving the health of rivers, lakes, streams and coastal waters throughout Maryland and the nation. This landmark legislation ensured that all Americans ...Read More

Department of Environment issues enforcement actions

Press Release Media Contacts: Samantha Jay 410-537-3003   Department of Environment Issues Enforcement Actions Agency Seeks Penalties, Corrective Actions for Alleged Violations of Land, Air and Water Regulations  BALTIMORE, MD (October 9, 2013) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced major enforcement actions in recent months for ...Read More

SHA planting trees to help Reclaim the Bay

The Carroll County Times describes how Reclaim the Bay partner the Maryland State Highway Administration will be planting tens of thousands of trees in Carroll, Frederick and Howard counties. All of us who live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are linked to the Bay by many pathways. Whether we ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

Press release Media contacts: Samantha Kappalman Jay Apperson 410-537-3003 Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure   BALTIMORE, MD (October 2, 2013) – The Maryland Board of Public Works ...Read More

EPA encourages homeowners to care for their septic systems during SepticSmart Week

WASHINGTON – Proper septic system care and maintenance is vital to protecting public health and preserving valuable water resources. During the first-ever SepticSmart Week, September 23-27, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging homeowners to take action to ensure their septic systems are functioning properly. Nearly one quarter of ...Read More