A sewer overflow discharging brown sewage into a local waterway.

Action Alert: Speak Out About Sewer Backups

Matt Stocker and three USDA scientists on a silver pontoon boat in a shallow green colored water body.

From Boats to Drones: A Former Intern's Journey to the USDA

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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.

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News & Updates

Action Alert: Speak Out About Sewage Backups

September 18, 2019 —

Sewage doesn’t belong in our streets – or our homes. When it rains in Baltimore, millions of gallons of sewage flow into our streams, rivers, Inner Harbor, and even our homes. Sewage backups in homes and buildings are a big…

From Boats to Drones: Matt Stocker’s (’11) Journey to the USDA

September 17, 2019 —

It’s not often that you hear of drones being used to measure water quality. That’s exactly what former Blue Water Baltimore intern Matt Stocker (’11) is doing. A Research Associate at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), Matt Stocker is…

Marbles and Molecules: Play-based Summer Learning Works

September 4, 2019 —

“Children are our future” is an old adage because it’s true. And like the exclamation “tag, you’re it!” during a game of tag, it will continue to be said for generations to come.   Adults are not just responsible for passing…