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. 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.
Clean Water Communities, a part of the Healthy Harbor initiative, 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.