Clean Water Archive

Cecil Daily: Maryland needs to be a leader in Bay’s restoration

In a Letter to the Editor, Secretary Robert M. Summers explains that while each Chesapeake Bay Watershed state has played a role in the deterioration of the Bay, “Maryland is also a major contributor of pollution to the Bay and it would be irresponsible of us to blame others ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman Jay Apperson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure BALTIMORE, MD (December 4, 2013) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $128 million in funding today to upgrade a large sewage treatment ...Read More

**MEDIA ADVISORY** MDE Secretary to kick off Stormwater Innovations Tour at Real Food Farm in Baltimore City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: **MEDIA ADVISORY** MDE Secretary to kick off Stormwater Innovations Tourat Real Food Farm of Civic Works in Baltimore City BALTIMORE, MD (November 18, 2013) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers will kick off the MDE Stormwater Innovations Tour at Real Food Farm of Civic Works in ...Read More

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