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

Baltimore’s Bag Ban: What Will It Do? What’s Next?

January 13, 2020 —

Eight attempts at a Baltimore plastic bag ban have come and gone since 2006. Today, nine times proved to be the charm.  This morning, Mayor Jack Young signed the Comprehensive Bag Reduction Bill into law. The signing drew dozens of…

Maryland needs to explore better ways to manage storm runoff

January 9, 2020 —

I was grateful to see front page coverage of a critical and growing issue in Baltimore — how we effectively deal with urban stormwater (“As Maryland pours millions of dollars into its ailing streams, research shows some projects don’t help…

They did the mash… they did the F.O.G. Monster Mash!

January 8, 2020 —

This November, myself and John Marra of Blue Water Baltimore’s Ecoliteracy Team spent an evening in doing the mash…the F.O.G. monster mash!  What does that mean exactly? We gave a great hands-on presentation on fats, oils, and grease at Mama…