BY 2020

Shouldn’t our children feel safe playing around our harbor and streams? And shouldn’t we all feel connected to the natural habitat that surrounds us?

Waterfront Partnership’s Healthy Harbor Initiative works to restore and protect our City’s most valuable asset—the Baltimore Harbor. Millions of gallons of sewage, hundreds of tons of trash, and stormwater runoff are polluting the harbor and streams every year. These conditions are threatening the lives of the fish, crabs, turtles, birds, and river otters that are part of the harbor, and even simple contact with the water can be dangerous due to the threat of waterborne diseases.

We believe the human affinity for nature, fostered by a direct emotional connection with the marine environment, will restore the balance between our city and our bay. Through our Healthy Harbor projects, programs, and partnerships, we are educating the public about what lives beneath the surface and how we can all fight for the urban ecosystem through actions we take.

Clean water means cleaning and greening neighborhoods, and a healthy harbor equals a healthy city.


Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership
Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership
Healthy Harbor Photo Contest
Healthy Harbor Photo Contest
Baltimore Businesses Donate Over $30,000
Baltimore Businesses Donate Over $30,000 Toward New Canton Water Wheel
Join the Rally, Pass the Bag Ban!
Join the Rally, Pass the Bag Ban!

Timeline Photos
Get on the bus to Ban the Bag! Bus leaves from Baltimore at 7am for the Bag Ban Rally in
Only YOU can prevent plastic bags from ending up in the harbor. Support the bag ban today!
MrTrashWheel 5 13
Who's going to perform with @coldplay during the Super Bowl halftime? I'll give you three guesses. MrTrashWheel 11 19
Oysters Are Munching On Our Microplastics : DNews
"Tiny pieces of plastic may endanger Pacific oysters by adversely affecting their reproduction, according to a new study. They may
NEW LOCATION: Ban the Bag with Delegate Brooke Lierman
$25 bucks supports a great cause and gets you food and drink! Pratt Street Ale House, tonight. See you there
Want to party with me? Celebrate Mardi Gras by joining me in the fight against plastic. MrTrashWheel 4 10
None taken! I'd love to be able to cut back. MrTrashWheel 0 4
Timeline Photos
Standing strong with our environmentalist friends to support #banthebagMD
Healthy Harbor with Cheryl Bryant and 5 others at Maryland Senate.
NEW LOCATION: Ban the Bag with Delegate Brooke Lierman
One more way to support the Plastic Bag Ban... HAPPY HOUR! See you at Alewife on Thursday.
Please join Maryland
Bag Ban Sign Making Party
If you can't make the Rally on the 9th -- -- do not fear! You can still contribute by
Waterfront Partnership
We can't feel our toes but we loved plunging for Special Olympics Maryland!
Healthy Harbor shared Waterfront Partnership's photo.
In Peru, Vultures Go High-Tech to Fight Garbage
Vultures - the Batmen of the sky.

“[The birds] can, as per the title of the campaign, warn us where