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Baltimore County to test midge control treatment process on Back River

ESSEX, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability is preparing to treat a small, targeted area of Back River next week as proof of concept that helicopter application is a feasible option for controlling nuisance midge populations. The department expects to spray a naturally-occurring bacterial larvacide from a low-flying helicopter during daylight hours on or about Tuesday, November …


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Rosedale Center Middle/High School wins Honorable Mention in Team BCPS Clean Green 15 Litter Challenge

ROSEDALE, MD—Rosedale Center Middle/High School has won an Honorable Mention in the 2021 Team BCPS Clean Green 15 Litter Challenge County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams, and Debbie Phelps – Executive Director of The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools – on Tuesday morning announced that 17 public schools were winners in …


Baltimore County plants 11,000 trees to mark Earth Day 2021

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced that Baltimore County residents and property owners exceeded, by more than double, his goal of planting 5,000 new trees for Earth Day 2021. Last fall, he called on property owners to help increase the County’s tree canopy by planting 5,000 trees, either themselves or through the County’s free reforestation programs. More than …

Olszewski sets target of 5,000 new trees by Earth Day 2021

UPDATE: Baltimore County residents planted over 11,000 trees, more than doubling County Executive Johnny Olszewski’s goal. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Exactly six months prior to Earth Day 2021, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday called on Baltimore County homeowners and property owners to convert underutilized lawn space to attractive wooded areas in an effort to reduce greenhouse gasses and …

Baltimore County publishes new online ‘Environmental Reporter’ tool

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced the “Environmental Reporter,” a new online tool that will enable the public to help county officials track environmental data, including “hotspot” observations of nuisance midge populations along Baltimore County waterways, as well as locations where individuals plant trees or install rain barrels. “I pledged to make Baltimore County more data-driven and accessible …

County begins Lower Gunpowder at Seven Courts stream restoration project

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Baltimore County has initiated the Lower Gunpowder at Seven Courts stream restoration project. A community meeting had been held in October 2016 to discuss the project. Baltimore County will be restoring approximately 5,000 linear feet of degraded stream and habitat from Naygall Road to India Avenue along a tributary of the Lower Gunpowder River. The tributary crosses …

Baltimore County anti-litter ad campaign wins international award

TOWSON, MD – County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced on Thursday that the Baltimore County’s anti-litter outreach campaign, “Litter Doesn’t Stop Where it Drops”, won a prestigious international award for its artistic imagery and clear messaging that highlights the connection between litter and its damaging effect on aquatic life, including the seafood that we eat. The ads, designed by the Towson …

Foul smell in White Marsh draws questions from local community

UPDATE: Councilwoman Cathy Bevins has responded, saying that, based on a county investigation, it was determined the source of odor was leaching at the Honeygo Reclamation Center, which may have been caused by recent heavy rains. In response, Honeygo Reclamation Center has added a liquid chemical compound (Sodium Permanganate) to address the odor. After the initial application and a brief …