Clean Water Community

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

The Clean Water Community Initiative is a collaborative effort which encourages Baltimore community leaders to identify actions they can take to improve water quality and quality of life in our neighborhoods.

Initiative Goals

  • Raise Awareness About Stormwater Pollution in Baltimore

  • Engage People to Take Action and Improve Baltimore’s Waterways

  • Mobilize Citizen to advocates for Clean Water and Healthy Neighborhoods

  • Connect Neighborhoods to the Healthy Harbor Plan

The plans build on community assets such as schools, associations, art organizations, and health centers to integrate clean water projects into existing neighborhood programming.

Four Clean Water Communities in Baltimore

  • Sharp Leadenhall

  • Reservoir Hill

  • McElderry Park

  • Greenmount West

Get Involved

The Clean Water Community Initiative is part of a call to action that everyone must do their part to ensure our waterways are fishable and swimmable. What makes it so exciting is that these efforts will help Baltimore to be a more vibrant, beautiful, and healthy place to live.

Partner neighborhoods are eligible to apply for small grants to implement one of the projects identified in the plan. Email our Education and Outreach Coordinator for more information.

Betty Bland-Thomas (center), a leader for clean water and a strong community in the Sharp-Leadenhall neighborhood, proudly stands alongside neighbors and Blue Water Baltimore staff.
Betty Bland-Thomas (center), a leader for clean water and a strong community in the Sharp-Leadenhall, proudly stands alongside neighbors and Blue Water Baltimore staff.