Clean Water Archive

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: Thoughts from Sec. Ben Grumbles

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT While 2015 is now officially in the rear view mirror, it’s good to keep in mind past accomplishments and experiences as we drive to new destinations and opportunities in 2016. Here are some of 2015’s top environmental accomplishments: 1 Phosphorus ...Read More

Maryland Water Quality Trading Advisory Committee to hold first meeting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Maryland Department of the Environment Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Department of Agriculture Jason Schellhardt (410) 841-5744 jason.schellhardt@maryland.gov Maryland Water Quality Trading Advisory Committee to hold first meeting Baltimore, MD (January 20, 2016) – An advisory group formed to help Maryland develop a nutrient trading policy to ...Read More

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

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve water quality, save energy Baltimore, MD (January 6, 2016) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $1.2 million in funding ...Read More

Algae-produced toxin found to be cause of Middle River fish kill

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Algae-produced toxin found to be cause of Middle River fish kill Baltimore, MD (December 7, 2015) – A fish kill last month in the Middle River area of Baltimore County was caused by toxins produced by algae, a Maryland Department of the Environment ...Read More

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

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grant will reduce pollution, improve water quality Baltimore, MD (December 3, 2015) – The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved more than $6 million in funding to improve water ...Read More

Department of the Environment investigates fish kill

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Department of the Environment investigates fish kill Largest fish kill of the year appears to be caused by toxin released by algae, no indication that toxin is harmful to people or animals other than fish Baltimore, MD (November 13, 2015) – The Maryland ...Read More

eMDE – preventing lead poisoning, restoring the Bay, going green at school and the holiday table

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Leadership on lead poisoning prevention Lead poisoning cases at lowest ever, 98 percent reduction since 1994 As Baltimore City Deputy Housing Commissioner Ken Strong left the press conference announcing the Hogan Administration’s plan to have all of Maryland’s children ages ...Read More

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

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants will reduce pollution, improve water quality BALTIMORE, MD (November 4, 2015) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved $2 million in funding today to upgrade a wastewater treatment ...Read More

MDE hosts 2015 Clean Water Business Expo in Baltimore

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov For Immediate Release: MDE hosts 2015 Clean Water Business Expo in Baltimore Expo featured learning sessions and examples of best practices in stormwater management BALTIMORE, MD (October 15, 2015) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) today hosted the ...Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY: MDE to host Clean Water Business Expo, present learning sessions

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov For Immediate Release:   MEDIA ADVISORY: MDE to host Clean Water Business Expo, present learning sessions BALTIMORE, MD (October 14, 2015) – The Maryland Department of the Environment will host the 2015 Clean Water Business Expo, an event that brings ...Read More
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