Clean water. Strong communities.

Blue Water Baltimore’s mission is to restore the quality of Baltimore’s rivers, streams and Harbor to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy, and thriving communities. We work towards a future where our waterways are safe and enjoyable for all.

Featured Programs

Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper, patrols the harbor, takes your calls on the pollution hotline, and holds polluters accountable under the law. READ MORE →
We also run the Herring Run Nursery, selling native plants and providing landscaping and design services. READ MORE →

News & Updates

Tree Care: Summer Watering

July 1, 2020 —

You planted a new tree! This is the beginning of a very long and beautiful friendship. Congratulations! Photo: Mature northern red oak in the woods of Druid Hill Park Care for your tree and it will care for you (and…

Fighting for Clean Water With Baltimore City DPW

June 26, 2020 —

As our 10th birthday celebration continues, we’re shining a spotlight on one of our allies in the fight for clean water, the Waterway Pollution Investigation Team in the Baltimore City Department of Public Works.  This dedicated group of people receives…

Barriers to Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Baltimore

June 22, 2020 —

ENVISIONING A STRONGER CITY Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) is the practice of treating and replacing impermeable hardscape, like roads and roofs, with plant-based and water harvesting systems. Rain gardens, trees, rain barrels, and permeable pavers are all examples of GSI…