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.

Click here to learn more about the Healthy Harbor Plan. 


CARE Community Mural
CARE Community Mural
Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership
Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership
Introducing Professor Trash Wheel
Introducing Professor Trash Wheel
Meet Baltimore's 2nd Trash Wheel!
Swimmable Cities Report
Swimmable Cities Report

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Newly introduced bill could institute statewide ban of Styrofoam in Maryland
"Mr. Trash Wheel at the mouth of the Jones Falls collects an average of 14,000 Styrofoam containers a month, second
Waterfront Partnership
Congrats to the Adam, the Director of the Healthy Harbor Initiative, for being Waterfront Partnership's Employee of the Month!
Baltimore residents see fewer rats with new municipal trash cans (though some say the big…
Thanks to the new city-wide 65-gallon trash cans, requests for rat extermination have reduced by nearly 34% since August
Mr. Trash Wheel
Mr. Trash Wheel wants your help planning his next vacation...any advice?

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Oyster gardeners planted 200 cages of spat on shell along the waterfront! #GreatBaltimoreOysterPartnership… HealthyHarbor 2 4
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RT @WaterfrontPB: The WPB @HealthyHarbor Initiative is cleaning up Baltimore one alley at a time! HealthyHarbor 1 0
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RT @MrTrashWheel: Look! I inspired some pretty cool do gooding Hopkins students to study my favorite subject: trash. HealthyHarbor 3 0