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

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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.

Blue Alleys uses innovative stormwater reduction practices in ultra-urban settings to beautify communities and reduce pollution. Blue Water Congregations provides free technical, design, financial and landscape expertise to identify and implement stormwater reduction strategies at faith-based institutions within our watersheds. 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.

Clean Water Communities, a part of the Healthy Harbor initiatives, helps Baltimore City neighborhoods integrate actions for a healthy community and Chesapeake Bay. 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.