Green Towson Alliance Volunteers Remove 6.75 Tons of Trash from Local Streams

In the last two months, Green Towson Alliance (GTA) volunteers have cleaned out 6.75 tons of trash from local streams in Towson neighborhoods. Everything from car bumpers, cinder blocks, chairs, seats from cars, a table umbrella, a shopping cart, a 10 foot length of steel pipe and a downed power pole to a 100 pound … Continue reading “Green Towson Alliance Volunteers Remove 6.75 Tons of Trash from Local Streams”

GTA Probe Finds Evidence of Leaky Sewers in Towson

A 15-month investigation by the Green Towson Alliance (GTA) into Baltimore County’s sewer system has uncovered major problems in Towson and west of Towson, including bacteria levels in local streams that feed into Lake Roland that indicate probable sewage leaks during heavy rainstorms. GTA volunteers who have extensive experience in water resources, infrastructure planning, sewer … Continue reading “GTA Probe Finds Evidence of Leaky Sewers in Towson”

2.5 Tons of Trash Removed at Green Towson Alliance Stream Cleanups

At eleven locations along the Herring Run and Jones Falls streams and watershed areas in Towson, volunteer crews removed tons of trash at events organized by the Green Towson Alliance on March 25, April 8 and April 22. Over 250 people came to help, including neighbors in those 11 communities, students from Towson University’s Big … Continue reading “2.5 Tons of Trash Removed at Green Towson Alliance Stream Cleanups”

Downtown Towson Zoning Overlay Is Disappointing

The Green Towson Alliance, (GTA) a non-profit coalition of Towson area environmental volunteers, is disappointed in the Downtown Towson Zoning Overlay Bill passed by the Baltimore County Council on Monday, August 1, finding it to be shortsighted.  GTA sought requirements in the Overlay to preserve mature trees, replant shade trees, allow for a small amount … Continue reading “Downtown Towson Zoning Overlay Is Disappointing”

Green Towson Alliance Monitoring Development Process in Towson

A large group of Towson environmental activists has joined forces to create the new Green Towson Alliance. This non-profit collaborative coalition, comprised of local Towson area environmental volunteers, is already monitoring Towson’s development process in an effort to increase greenness and open space in downtown Towson. The Alliance, created in May, 2015, is moving quickly … Continue reading “Green Towson Alliance Monitoring Development Process in Towson”