88 rain barrels~23 classrooms~975 participants
The Baltimore Project launched in June 2015 engaged hundreds of students in Baltimore City Public Schools and surrounding private schools who painted 50 rain barrels for the community. Additionally, youth attending the Living Classroom and the Baltimore Zoo summer programs painted rain barrels that are limiting stormwater runoff enter the Chesapeake Bay. Even Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland joined the youth to paint a rain barrel for Baltimore!
Sponsors: The Coca-Cola Company, K&B True Value, Whole Foods, James T. Warring Sons, Inc., Baltimore Zoo
July 25, 2015
Barrels by the Bay Hopes to Lower Bay Pollution via WJZ-13
BALTIMORE (WJZ) –Saving our waterways is a priority for one local non-profit, who is placing rain barrels around the city. WJZ’s Tracey Leong explains. The rain barrels, which have been donated by Coca-Cola, will help reduce the storm water runoff that’s been harming the Chesapeake Bay. The fastest growing source of pollution to the Chesapeake Bay is storm water runoff. Annapolis non-profit Barrels by the Bay is working to change that.
“The bay has been named to sometimes ‘one of the dirtiest bay waters in America’ list, and rain barrels like these are going to help the cause,” said Elizabeth Rosenberger, Executive Director of Barrels by the Bay.
It’s a cause these summer camp kids at the Maryland Zoo support.
“We kind of trashed it and we need to fix it,” 13-year-old Marta said. “Cause that’s a big problem and we get so much things from the Chesapeake Bay and that’s a problem.”
The barrels will limit the debris, chemicals and trash that typically flow into the bay.
Teaming up with Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and the Maryland Zoo, Barrels by the Bay is spreading their mission to preserve our natural resources.
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