From arts and education, to stormwater management, we effect change on the ground.


Our programs focus on ways to get the community involved. Each year we increase our scope of work in order to reach more neighborhoods, residents, and volunteers.

What We Do

Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper monitors water quality, organizes cleanups, advocates for government responsibility, and takes legal action. Herring Run Nursery sells native trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses to help reduce pollution.

One Water Partnership works with faith congregations to identify and implement pollution reduction projects such as rain gardens, removing impervious surfaces, planting trees, installing rain barrels, and educating parishioners. Deep Blue engages targeted neighborhoods representing a diverse mix of under-served communities to comprehensively address stormwater, greening, and targeted public health goals in each area.

Our Community Forestry program increases Baltimore’s tree canopy reducing and filtering stormwater runoff, improving air quality, and increasing wildlife habitat. Our Storm Drain Art program stencils drains to inform the public that everything that enters a storm drain flows untreated into a nearby waterway.

Volunteers smile at our fall tree planting event held in Towson, Maryland. It only takes an hour to plant a tree that will improve the health and beauty of our neighborhoods and environment for generations to come.