2020 was our year of coming together.

Our 10th birthday was certainly a year to remember. We mourned together as a staff, embraced uncertainty, and received overwhelming love from our members and partners. Virtual celebrations turned out to be wonderful opportunities to connect with old friends, and we had a unique setting in which to reflect on our first decade.

Despite the immense challenges of this year, we emerged stronger than ever. The generosity, dedication, and passion of the Blue Water Baltimore community has not been defeated by injustice, illness, or separation.

From all of us who love our watershed and our neighbors, thank you for your support.

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It’s hard to capture everything that happened in 2020. Here are few of our favorite memories and updates from the field.

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2020 FINANCIALS


A complete audited financial report is available online here or by writing to:
Director of Finance,
Blue Water Baltimore,
2631 Sisson St,
Baltimore, MD 21211


OUR DONOR COMMUNITY

It takes a village to protect our environment. From $1 to $100,000, every donation adds to our cleaner, healthier future. Additionally, every donor becomes a member of Blue Water Baltimore for the next 365 days, building our standing in legal actions and elevating our messages with local leadership.

Thank you.

Individuals and Families

Ellen and Jim Adajian
Brennan Adams
Abdul Adaranijo
Kim Agah
Mary and Peter Agre
Anayezuka Ahidiana
Jenn Aiosa and Rich O’Brien
Demilt Aitken
Francsico Aldarondo
Pat and Priscilla Alexander
Margaret Allen and Philip Perkins
Sarah Allen
Linda Ames
Haley Amini
Molly Amster
Laurie Anderson
Evy and Judd Anderson
Ronnie Anderson
Phyllis and Jack Anderson
Tracey Andrew
Donor Anonymous
Chelsea Anspach
Andrea Appleton
Ruth and George Aranow
Martha and Robert Armenti
Susan and Lawrence Artes
Carol Auerbach
Gregory and Anne Avis
Susan Avjian
David and Deborah Bacharach
Nicholas Bader
Rob Bader and Karen Edsell
Cristin Bailey
Richard Balducci
Michael Barberio
Richard and Kimberly Barnes
Howard Barr
David Barrett
Bill Barry and Joan Jacobson
Robert Poirier and Martha Barss
Kevin Bass
Kimberly Battista
Kelly Baxter
Kirk Bechdel
Maureen Beck
John and Mary Ann Beckley
Colin Beckman
Libby Bryce Bell
Patrick Bell
Elizabeth Bellinger
Christopher Bellmyer
Anonymous
Alec Bennet
Andy Bennett
David and Andy Berman
Nechama Bernhardt
Jen Betkey
Dawn Beveridge
Bev Bickel
James Biddle
Bernadette Bindewald
Jean and William Blair
Jeanea Blair
Carole Blake
Lee Blaney
Brian and Sara Block
Mia Blom
Bradley Boban
Jill Bobbitt
Brenda Bodian
Shelley Bohlen
Carolyn and John Boitnott
Mark and Jennifer Bolster
Suzanne Boltz
Mark Borak
David Bosser
Peter Bouxsein and Jodi Dunn
Andrea Bowden
Mary Lynne Bowman
Michael Boyes
Jack Boyson
Lauren Brandow
Deb Branner
Kathy Brauer
Bernadette Fowlkes Bridges
Cathy Brill and Louis Carlat
Keeve and Carissa Brine
Michael Broida
Ann Marie Brokmeier
Robert W. and Karen Brown
Ellen Brown
Felix Brown
Priscilla Brown
Robert and Mrs. Annie Brown
Ronald Brown
Steve Brown
Cheryl Bryant
Mary Catherine Bunting
Bill and Judith Burch
Colleen Burge
Mercedes Burns
Angus and Dana Burton
Bill and Pamela Cady
Debbie Cameron
Mark Cameron
Tanya Campbell
Nina Beth Cardin
Kathleen and Gregory Carmean
David Carroll
John Carroll
Paul Carroll
Michael Carson
Cheryl Casciani
Beth and Thomas Casey
Dana Casparriello
Neil Castine
Rebecca Castle
Lynn Cazabon
Jill and Jon Cecil
Paul Cerino
Frederic Chalfant
Bambi Chapin
David Chapin
Adam Chen
Steven Chow
Dawna Cobb
Sandra Cobb
Kim Coble
Griffin Cohen
Stephanie Coldren
Amanda Colianni
Andrew Collins
Charlie Conklin
Peter Conrad and Myra Brosius
Paul Converse and Wienshet Teklu
Linda Cooke
Anonymous
Charles Cornell
Kimberly Coronado
Katy and Keith Couch
Mark and Susie Counselman
Jody Couser
Cheryl Creamer
Caroline Creeden
Kelly Creighton
Barbara Cross
Dena Crosson
Anonymous
Tanaira Cullens
Anne and Neil Curran
Anne Currie
Christopher Czarra
Paul and Sandra Dagdigian
Gislin Dagnelie and Brenda Rapp
Elizabeth Dahl
Andritia Dailey
Michael Dalto
Barry and Jane Daly
Denise Davis
Jeff Davis
Kurt Davis
Nancy Davis
Randolph Davis
John Dawes
Evan Dawley
Gabrielle Dean and Tim Teigen
Ginny Deardorff
Patrick DeArmey
Leslie Deickman
Nicole DeJarnette
Megan Dematteo
Erica Denner
Rupert Denney
Nathan Dennies
Michelle Denoncourt
Barbara Dent
Rebecca Derry
Brian and Kelly Dettmann
Caprice Devereux
Tracy Devine
Amanda and Blake Dewey
Rebecca Dezube
Mike Dick
Becky Diehl
Erik Dihle
Katie Dix
Heather Dize
Katarzyna Donaldson
Michael Donnenberg
Sharon Donovan
Ami Dougherty
Patty Dowd
Shannon Downey
Sadie Drescher
Blythe Drewer
Paula Dube
Margo Duesterhaus
Jennifer and Kenny Duffy
Mary Dunn
Anonymous
Bonny Eisenbise and Peter Hinderberger
Kathleen and Todd Elliott
Gregory Emerson
Mike and Cathy Emig
Colline Emmanuelle
Robert English
Roger Hartley and Melissa English
Anonymous
Linda Eustis
Barbara Ewing
Linda Ewing
Laura Fabian
Maureen Fahey
Donna and Ronald Fallon
Jeannette Fanning
Patricia Fanning
Carol and George Fanshaw
Aiden Faust
Catherine Felter
Glenn Ferenschak
Yenny Fernandez
David and Rosemary Fetter
Elizabeth and Robert Fetter
Bruce and Lisa Field
Victoria Fields
Alex Fisher
Fran and John Flanigan
Karen Fletcher
Judith Floam
Laurence Fogelson
Lisa Forbes
Eileen and Mike Franch
Anna Francolino
David Frank
Samantha Frank
John Franken
Galen Frazer
Jonathan Freedlander
Marianne Freedman
Jason Freeman
Eric Freidly
Frederick Frey
Ruth Frey
Ellen Frketic
Judith Fulton and Mark Howard
Phyllis Fung
Anonymous
Abigail Gadbois
Joanna Gadsby
Katherine Galbreath
Evangeline Gallagher
Thomas Gamper
Amey Garber
Adriane Garnreiter
Susan Gauvey
Megan Gauvey-Kern
Barb and Thomas Gayler
Carol Geidt
Patricia Ghingher and John Ghingher III
Jim Giantomasi
Joseph Giglio
Phoebe Gilchrist
Thomas Gilhuley
Phil Gilman
Yury and Anat Gimburg
Ilana Ginsberg
William Glass
Cindy Glinowiecki
Meghan Gloyd
Nikita Gokhale
Katherine Goodrich
Katherine Gordon
Robert Goren
Hannah Goszkowski
Jackie Goulet
John Grace
Ben Graeff
Anne Gray
Jefferson Gray
Nancy Greene
Susan Gresens and Mark Wolfire

Augusta Gribetz
Cordelia Grimm
Anna Grothe
Joel Grove
Phani Gudimetla
Donna Gugel
Judi Guralnick
Shannon Light Hadley
Sean Haggerty
Don Halligan
Jon Halperin
Catriona Hanley
Ingrid Harding
Kate Hardy
Angela Haren
Robert Harrell
Pamela Harris
Katherine T Hartig
Janet Hartka
Michael Haskell
Ed Hatcher
Jennifer Haythornthwaite
Scott Heacock
Sybil Hebb
Kevin Hebbel
Richard and Peggy Heffern
Rebecca Heidkamp
Ray Heil and Marcia Metzler
Bruce and Mary Ann Henderson
Shauna Henderson
Natalie Hendler
Hunt and Joan Hendrickson
Polly Heninger
John Hennegan
Laura Hesselton
Keith Heyde
Andrew Hinz
Kathleen Hise
Chris Hoagland
Jamison Hodges
Kim and Judy Hodgson
Gregory Hoffmann and Elizabeth Houghton
Patricia Hoffmann
Daniel Hogan
Patricia and Norman Hogeland
David and Teri Hollander
David Hollens
Sarah Holter
Barbara Hopkins
Rebekah Horowitz
Heather Hostetler
Melanie Hotham
Margaret Howard
William Howard
Barbara and David Howell
Ms. Phaan Howng
Sarah Hoyt
Elissa Hozore
Cynthia Hudson
Tess Hudson
Karen and Steven Hughes
Anders Hulleberg
Jill Huppert
Reed and Kathleen Hutner
Lois and Albert Hybl
Elisabeth and Matthew Hyleck
Rebecca Iacia
Francis and Harriet Iglehart
Eric Jack
Eric Jacobson
Henry Jacoby
Laura and Daniel Jacoby
Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Debby Jencks
McKay and Katherine Jenkins
Rob and Melissa Jenkins
Mesa Jetton
Amy Johanson
Dominic John
Benjamin Johnson
Daniel Johnson
Katie Johnson
Kirsten and Dwight Johnson
Robert Johnson
Toby Johnson
Joyce Johnston
Martha Johnston
Patricia Jonas
Gregory Jones
Julian Jones
Annette Jones-Wilson
Jill Jonnes
Darryl and Mary Jurkiewicz
Lindsay Kahn
Mary and Bob Kambic
Doris Kamenetz
Sarah Kanchuger
Deana Karras
Robert Karrs
Richard Kasputis
Aaron Kaufman
Roberta Kavanaugh
Linda and John Kay
Linda Keely
Andrew and Jennifer Keir
Cassandra Kelly
Ellen Kelly
Anonymous
Donald Kent
Alison Keroack
Moe Khalil
Grady Kidder
Helen Kiefert
Brent Kim
Tiffany Kim
Christopher Kindig
Jennifer Kirby
Jeff Kirwan
Laurel Kiser
Mitchell Kleckner
Mark Klotzbach
Nadine Knoche
Miriam Knuth
JoHannah Kohl
Kathleen Kohl
Lisa Kohl
Sarah Kohl
Leila Kohler-Frueh
Adrienne Kols and John Boronow
Anne and Tomek Kott
Davida Kovner
Alyssa Kozlowski
Liz Krug
Allen and Pamela Krum
Roman Kuebler
Iris and Brian LaChapelle
Colleen Lacy
Betsy and Steve Lafferty
Barb and Bob Lagas
Patricia Laibstain
George Lambert
Kimberly Landes
Geri Langan
Susan Lange
Jack and Susan Lattimore
Jenna Laube
Katie Lautar
Chris Lavoie and Elise Robbins
John LaVoie
Ann Lawler
Phong Le
Stephanie Leach
Reiko Lee
Gita and Martin Lefstein
Bonnie Legro
Tony Lehman
Ed and Karen Leland
Margaret Leming
Benjamin and Clare Lentz
Robin Leone
Andrew Lepczyk
Roberta Levine
Casey Levitt
Noel Levy
Mary Lewis
Colleen Lindbeck
Nick and Kelly Lindow
Adam and Sarah Lindquist
Matt Lisiecki
Heidi Liu
Ephraim Lo
Frances and Herbert Lodder
Michael Loll
Joyce Lombardi
Meredith Lonberger
Margaret Long
Laura Lorenz
Dawn Loughborough
Heather Lowe
Victoria Lucas
Douglas Lyford
David Macfarlane
Susan Macfarlane
Dr. Carolyn Machamer
Robert Macht
Diane Macklin
Margaret Macleod
Jason Mager
Susan Mahony
Laura Malick
Patrick Mallon
Kirk Mantay
Whitney Marbuary
Bernadette Margel
David Lucas Marin
Clara Marin
William Marker and Nan Tuckett
Josette Markline and Willard Wiggins
Beth and Marc Marrus
Amani Surges Martorella
Tess Marts
Johanna Marvan and Paul Fuchs
Carol Matthews
Corinne Mayers Mayers
John Stolle
Doris McClure
Lindsay McConnell
Alejandra McCord
Meredith McDonagh
Georgia & Daniel McDonald
Jim & Kathleen McGee
Dan and Carla Mcgrain
Joseph McGrain
Rachel and Rachel McGrain
Gregory McGreevy
Margaret McHale
John and Donna McKusick
Marsha McLaughlin
Patrick McMahon
Jeannie McStay
Vicki Raab, MD
Evan Mead-Brewer
Brian Megali
Chris and Jean Mellott
Emily Mendenhall
Casey Merbler
Harry Merritt and Susan Zator
David Meyers and Roberta Strickler
Catherine Mikelson
Andrea Miller
Andrew Miller
Benjamin Miller
Elizabeth and James Miller
Eric Miller
Mark Millspaugh
Julie and Paul Minch
Mike Minervini
Jennifer Missett
Kristen Mitchell
Arman Mizani
Magda and Mark Mobley
John Molino
Margaret Moon
Holly Moore
Joan Moore
Maryanne Moore
Margery Moranz
Matthew Morgan
Tracy Morgan
Will and Kim Morton
TJ and Jennifer Mullen
Sean Mulvihill
charles murphy
Cyndi Murray
Phillip Musegaas
Jeffrey Myers
Linda Myers and Jay Magaziner
Sylvester Myers
Madeleine Mysko
Sharon and Josef Nathanson
Cassandra Naylor
Ginna Naylor and James Potter
Alice Greely Nelson
Brenda Neuman-Sheldon
Fiona Newton and Eric Johnson
Mark Nigro
Erik Nilson
Eric Nuermberger
Bridget Nugent
David Nyweide
Carlie Ockuly
Susan O’Connor
Dan and Cynthia O’Leary
Meg Oliver
Stafford Oliver
Ole Olson
Niall O’Malley
Michael O’Pecko
Jen Osborn
Randall and Mrs. Stephanie Osteen
Peter and Gertraut Palese
Liz Pallia

Anand Pandian
John Papagni
Catherine Papantonio
Felicia Park
Maggie Park
Jon Parker
Fred T Parks
Corrie Parks
Stephanie Parry
Jenn and Michael Paulson
Ben and Emarie Payne
Jeff Pearl
Ben Peeters
Alan Penczek
Nancy and Bob Pentz
Susan Perkins
Marshall Perrin
Matthew Peters
Daniel Petrus
Margaret Phenicie
Samuel Philipp
Bruce and Helen Phillips
Mark and Samira Phillips
Rebecca Phillips
Jessica Pierre-Louis
Steven Pingel
Mary-Ann and Wally Pinkard
Wally and Jillian Pinkard
Stephen Pirpiris
Rocco Policarpo
Sarah Polk
Jacob Pomerantz
Bobbi Ponce-Barger and Curtis Barger
Matt Post
Leanna Powell
Jonna Pratt
Joshua Pratt
Joyce Ann Pressley Ph.D.
Carmen Price
Stuart Proctor
Lisa Pupa
Susan Putnam
Conor Quinn
Marian Raben
Steven Ragsdale
Anne Raines
John and Marsha Ramsay
Jeremy Randol
Ian and Laura Rashkin
Steven and Nancy Raskin
Tate Redding
Emily Avis Redwood
Matthew Reid
Eric Rice
Martine Richards
William and Eleanor Richards
Katherine Richardson
Peta Richkus
Laura Ridler
Pat and Stuart Rienhoff
Matthew Riggin
Vernon Roberts
Angie Brickhouse and Troy Robinson
Lydia Robinson
Sarah Robinson
Steven Robinson
Richard and Diane Roca
Ashley Rodriguez
Jane Rogers
Lilly Rogers
Daniel Rohn
Katherine Rorschach
Jodi Rose
Mike Rose
Nancy Rose
Daniel Rosen
Micah Rosenblum
Scott Rosenfeld
Jann Rosen-Queralt and Phillip Campbell
Carla Rosenthal and Alan Schwartz
Debra Rostov
Tommy Rouse
Geoffrey Rowland
Kristin Rowles and Paul Ferraro
Stephen Rudow
Susan Rudy
Johna Ruffo
George Ruppert
Beth Rushworth
Andrew Russell
Craig and Jeanne Russell
Courtney Ryder
Katharine Rylaarsdam
Edward Sabin
Nancy and John Sacci
Terence McBride and Stephanie Safran
Felix Sage
Elise, David and Daniel Saltzberg
Edyth Sanford
John and Sarah Savage
Brough Schamp and Dr. Carol Newill
Scott Scheine
Garrett Schiele and Lisa Nguyen
Caitlin Schilkie
Charles Schlauch and Ellen Udovich
Brad Schlegel
Carol and Charles Schlemm
Brian Schleter
Daniel Schlozman
Christianne Schoedel
Scott Schools
Anonymous
Ana Maria Schwartz
Bonnie Scott
Theodore Scott and Jennifer Rauhofer
Pat Scully
Robert Seidel
Priya Sekar
Scott Sewell
Carlton and Betsy Sexton
Thomas Sexton
Virginia Seyler
Scott Shane and Francie Weeks
Alex Shangraw
Carl Shapiro
David Shapiro
Kevin and Jennifer Shea
Robert and Linda Shedlock
Carolyn Sheffield
Amy Sheridan
Jay Sherman
Christopher Shipley
Michael Shirey
John Shkor
gerrit shuffstall
Lisa Sicilian
Madelyn Siegel
Barrie Siemek
Sophia Silbergeld
Carl Simon and Kathleen Dailey
Marjorie Simon
Sally Simpson
Charles and Megan Skinner
Wayne Skinner
Deborah Smith
John Smith
Rachel Smith
Ann Snoeyenbos
Dena Snyder
Jake Solyst
Emily Somach
John Sondheim & Emily Greenberg
Emily Soontornsaratool
Ana Sosa
Andrew Sottile
Jeffrey Soulen
Sandy Sparks
William Spengler
Philip and Melissa Spevak
Bonnie and Stuart Stainman
Sally Stanfield
Terry Staudenmaier and Daniel McCarthy
Tammi Stauffer
Mary Stein-Cascio
James Stevenson
James Stierhoff
Kathy Stolle-McAllister
Michael Stopford
Nina Storch
Lauren Stranahan
Doug Streaker
Christopher Streb
Kate Stritzinger
Jerry Stuckey
Amy Stump and Erik Sorensen
Donald Michael Suica
Claudia Sumler
Robert Summers
Robert and Mary Summers
Jane Sundius
Mark and Nancy Supik
Lynn Supp
Katie Sutton
Maureen Sweeney
Kathryn Tafelski
James Tagliaferro
Susan Talbott
Tiffen Tapia
Gwendolyn Tate
Guy Tawney
Tom Taylor
Edward Terry
Test.peter Test.weitzmann
Donn Teubner and Louise Teubner-Rhodes
Carolyn Theiss
Barbara Thomas
Frances Thomas
Cynthia Thompson
Margaret Thompson
Bonnie Thomson
Carrie and Jerry Thornbery
Laia Tiderman
Stephen Tillinghast
Cathy Tipper
Andrew Todd
Sara Tomlinson
Robert Tracy
Ashley and Kate Traut
Cornelia and Edward Trimble
David Truax
Collin Tydings
Amanda Ulevich
David and Laura Urban
Elisabeth Vaeth
Dorothy Valakos and Scott Larson
Patrick Vaughan
Kathleen Vazquez
Tommy Ventre and Krissy Golden Ventre
Debbie Veystrk
Meredith Vienneau
Stephanie Violante
Kristin Vogel
Beth Volk
Alice Volpitta and Alex Arguello
Greg Volpitta
Elisabeth Wadsworth
Cynthia Wagner
Louise Wagner
Alex Walinskas
Clare Walker
Cynthia Wallace
Mike Waltz
Jonathan Wangsvick
Gay Warshaw
Nettie Washburn
Amelie Weaver
Kelsey Weaver
Catherine Webb
Carolyn and Don Weglein
Anonymous
Emily wein
Matthew Weinstein
David, Laurence, Adriel and Michael Weis
Margaret Weiss
Peter Weitzmann and Leslie Procter
April Welch
Nancy C West
Lars and Stephanie Westby
Magda Westerhout
Anonymous
A Renee Whelehan
Adeline Hutchinson
Richard White
Jennifer Wilkerson
Elisabeth Filar Williams
Luke Williams
Richard Williams and Martha Donovan
Valerie Williams
Natalie Wilson
Shari Wilson
Peter Winch
Thomas Witt
David Wood
Jason Woody
Skip Wright
George Wylesol
Anne Yastremski
Julia Yates
Alison Hatfield Young
Danielle Young
Eric Young
Nancy Young
Hannah Zinnert
Olivia Zug and Joel Spano

Corporations and Organizations

1 North Wealth Services
AGM Financial Services
Amazon Smile
America’s Charities
Babikow Greenhouses
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
Baltimore Magazine
Baltimore Port Alliance
Baltimore Tai Chi
Bank of America
Ben Frederick Realty, Inc.
Best Management Products, Inc.
Biohabitats, Inc.
Bonfire.com
C Steinweg (Baltimore) Inc.
Catalent
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
CityScape Engineering LLC
Claymonster Pottery
Domino Foods, Inc.
Dutch Courage Gin Bar
Earthshare
Ecosystem Investment Partners, LLC
Ecotone, Inc.
ESD Associates
Exelon Corporation
Facebook
Fairtrade America
First & Franklin Presbyterian Church
Frontstream
Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

Green Spring Valley Garden Club
Green Towson Alliance
Greenbrier Garden Club
Guilford Garden Club
Hampton Garden Cub
Hardy Garden Club
Howard Bank
HUB International Mid-Atlantic
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Legg Mason & Co, LLC
M&T Bank
MOM’s Organic Market
Mt. Washington Garden Club
Neighborhood Sun
Network for Good
Paypal
Perchance Bridal
Ports America Chesapeake
Robert Summers, Ph.D.
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Seawall Development
T. Rowe Price
Textron Systems
The Bryn Mawr School
University of Maryland, College Park
UpperJonesFalls.com
Wakefern Food Corporation
Waterkeepers Chesapeake
Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra, LLC
Whole Foods Market
Xylem
YourCause, LLC

Foundations and Trusts

A.C. and Penney Hubbard Foundation, Inc.
Anonymous
Baltimore Community Foundation
Bunting Family Foundation
Chesapeake Bay Trust
Clayton Baker Trust
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Doyle Charitable Fund
Exelon Foundation
Fidelity Charitable
France-Merrick Foundation, Inc.
Fred and Alison Lohr Family Fund
Frances and Howard Schloss Family Philanthropic Fund
Funders’ Network for Smart Growth & Livable Communities
Hagan Family Fund
Halle Family Foundation
Howard Family Fund

Louise W. Cather Charitable Lead Annuity Trust
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Rauch Foundation
Robert and Sally Charitable Gift Foundation
Schwab Charitable
The Abell Foundation
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
The Elizabeth B. and Arthur E. Roswell Foundation, Inc.
The Frier Foundation
The Jim and Patty Rouse Charitable Foundation
The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust
The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment
The Lancelotta Foundation
The RCM&D Foundation
The Rouse Company Foundation
The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust
The Vanguard Group/ Vanguard Charitable
The Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund
Verizon Foundation


Government Agencies

Baltimore City Office of Sustainability
Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
Maryland Port Administration
Maryland Department of Commerce