Baltimore County continues push to clean up Back River

ESSEX, Md. - In its continued effort to reduce stormwater pollution running into Back River, Baltimore County celebrated the completion of a $2 million project that replaced impervious areas with vegetation, planted tree buffers and installed permanent stormwater treatments.

County officials said Wednesday that the project is part of an overall strategy for the restoration of the Tidal Back River watershed.

Developed the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, the project is designed to satisfy environmental program requirements while also meeting citizen needs for a healthy environment, clean water, and an aesthetically pleasing community. 

The project was funded jointly by Baltimore County, a Maryland DNR Trust Fund grant, an MDE Green Grant from the Water Quality Financing Administration and a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust. 

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