A Blue View: The Streams of Maryland

Clean a Stream Near You!
Blue Water is hosting Project Clean Stream on Saturday, April 6. In 2012, this cleanup event had more than 4,600 volunteers at 214 clean-up sites remove more than 244,000 pounds of trash! Get details here.

Patapsco Valley Heritage Greenway has numerous events through the spring. Find a calendar of events with more information here.

Get information on National Aquarium’s own cleanup and restoration events! Details are located here.

How Do Streams in Your Area Measure Up?
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources developed the "Stream Waders" program to collect valuable data on the health of Maryland streams. Since 2000, Stream Wader volunteers have sampled more than 6,000 sites! To find out how streams near you measure up, click here.


REFERENCES
Freshwater Use Trends in Maryland, 1985-2000
What Is a Healthy Stream?
The Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Get Involved! Help Restore Your Stream

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