Clean water Is a Human right.

We drink it. We bathe in it. We play with it.

Water is essential to our lives. As one of the largest environmental nonprofits in Baltimore, Blue Water Baltimore serves as a trusted watchdog and engaged protector of Baltimore’s waterways.

One of the most impactful nonprofits in Baltimore

Blue Water Baltimore’s Mission

These problems do more than harm our environment — they threaten the health and well-being of our residents, communities, and local businesses.

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. Subscribe for updates and get involved to help!

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Our History

In 2010, five local, grassroots environmental organizations joined forces to collectively address water quality issues in Baltimore

These five “legacy organizations” included:

  • Jones Falls Watershed Association
  • Gwynns Falls Watershed Association
  • Herring Run Watershed Association
  • Baltimore Harbor Watershed Association
  • Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper

We knew that we could accomplish far more together than we could as separate entities. With the support and dedication of our staff, board, amazing volunteers, and generous donors, we are now one of the largest environmental groups in Maryland.

In 2021 Blue Water Baltimore:

Help us to protect Baltimore’s water.



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The Blue Water Baltimore Team

Blue Water Baltimore’s dedicated team of scientists, arborists, horticulturalists, and advocates work every day for clean waterways and healthy neighborhoods in our city.

Get involved to make a difference!

Here are the best ways to get involved in the fight for clean water with our Baltimore nonprofit

Our mission is to restore the quality of Baltimore’s rivers, streams, and harbor to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy, and thriving communities.

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Stay Informed

Join our mailing list to get updated information on water qualities, on opportunities for making impact, and for special invitations to local events.

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Volunteer with us

Meet new people, explore Baltimore, and lend a helping hand as a Blue Water Baltimore volunteer to protect and improve our city!

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Become a member

A donation of any size makes you a member of Blue Water Baltimore and part of our fight for clean water and strong communities.

Annual Reports & Financials

Blue Water Baltimore annual reports and financial records give us the opportunity to report to you! Our annual reports include program highlights, staff features, budget information, and more.

To request a complete, audited financial report, please write to:

Director of Finance
Blue Water Baltimore
1801 E. Oliver Street
Baltimore, MD 21213