Stuart S. Schwartz, Urban Environmental Research and Education, in the Baltimore Sun

As Baltimore officials begin to tackle the polluted runoff fouling the harbor and the Chesapeake Bay, they are turning to a technique long used by farmers. At Yorkwood Elementary School in Northeast Baltimore this week, a tractor plowed deep into a half-acre patch of playground that until recently had been covered in asphalt. The farm vehic earth le towed a claw-like contraption with long curved blades that slice far into the packed. “That’s what Freddy Krueger would have done if he was trained as an agricultural engineer,” said Stuart Schwartz, a senior scientist with the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education.

The article, “Farm Technique Aids Urban Runoff,” ran in the Baltimore Sun on August 20.

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