Restore Sewage Rainwater Hazard Waste

Blue Water Baltimore’s purpose is to use community based restoration, advocacy, and education to achieve clean water in the Baltimore watersheds.

Much of our work is around helping communities plant trees, cleanup streams and other greening practices. Together, community efforts are transforming and addressing the pollution in our waterways. Become part of the community solution and help protect Baltimore’s waterways, wildlife, and recreation they support.

Become part of the community solution and help protect Baltimore’s waterways, wildlife, and recreation they support.

You can help increase Baltimore’s tree canopy and improve long-term tree survival by joining us for community tree plantings across our watersheds. Blue Water Baltimore plants trees on park and school grounds, and on private property with institutions and homeowners.

Community members can also join us for seasonal tree maintenance! When we aren’t planting, we are pruning in winter, removing invasive species and mulching in spring, watering in summer, and installing deer protection in early fall.

One of the best and most effective ways you and your community can reduce water pollution and restore the natural function of our watersheds is to reduce the amount of pavement. Reducing pavement and replacing it with native landscaping, pervious pavers, or lawn will allow water to more naturally filter into the ground, instead of rushing to the nearest waterway.

Help keep local waterways beautiful by coming out on a cleanup paddle along the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River. With many hands and just a few hours of work, it is possible to make our streams health and beautiful again!

Learn what kinds of pollutants are entering our streams and Harbor, as well as what you can do to prevent pollution. Participants will learn how to identify illicit discharges, report pollution, and engage their community in restoration events.