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Learn about the threats to our water quality, and how to move forward with protecting and restoring our watershed.

For too long, Baltimore’s rivers and streams have been dumping grounds for contaminated stormwater, toxic pollution, trash, and sewage. This pollution not only harms our environment, it also threatens our citizens’ health and the vitality of our local economy that works in and around the Chesapeake Bay. Discover how you can become part of a growing and active movement to help protect and restore our local waterways.

We have a unique set of experiential programs designed to deliver educational content to all age groups and types of organizations. Check out and book one of Ecoliteracy Programs today.

Our blog posts are packed with the latest news, stories, and ways you can take action to help restore our waterways. Subscribe to our blog for seasonal environmental tips, information, and ways you can get involved in the clean water movement.

The Baltimore Harbor Water Alert features an interactive map that tracks water quality throughout Baltimore’s watersheds to show whether bacteria counts make it risky or relatively safe to go near the water. Learn about the bacteria counts around the Inner Harbor and Middle Branch of the Patapsco and make informed decisions before kayaking or swimming in local rivers.

Blue Water Baltimore advocates before the Maryland General Assembly for important bills that are critical to protecting our streams and rivers, ensuring public health and safety, and improving quality of life for all Maryland residents. Learn about the four areas where we focus on major advocacy.

Blue Water Baltimore works in watersheds located in Baltimore City and a portion of Baltimore County. Together these watersheds encompass 194 square miles of land, 454 miles of stream, and more than 1 million residents. Learn about the watersheds that Blue Water Baltimore protects.

In our publications, you can find stories and news from our work to restore water quality and make an immediate difference in the health of your local watershed.

Our actions on land throughout the watershed directly impact water quality in the rivers that feed the Baltimore Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay. Learn about the ways Blue Water Baltimore is actively working with citizens and local authorities to prevent and remedy four major sources of pollution.