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.


Baltimore Floatilla for a Healthy Harbor
Baltimore Floatilla for a Healthy Harbor
Are you in it to swim it?
Swimmable Cities Report
Swimmable Cities Report

Healthy Harbor
"Sunny Day Out"
Mallard in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore
by Susan Arnett
Healthy Harbor updated their profile picture.
Chesapeake Bay Program
Happy Shark Week from our finned friends in the Chesapeake Bay!
At least 12 species of sharks can be found
Beer, food, & moi? Join me on Thursday at @brewersart for dinner and 25% of proceeds will help build trash … MrTrashWheel 11 11
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Journal of Ocean Technology: Baltimore’s Mr. Trash Wheel
Mr. Trash Wheel will be featured in the July issue of The Journal of Ocean Technology, authored by the Director
OH MAN! It was amazing when Daenerys invaded Westeros with a bunch of flying trash wheels. Or did I just … MrTrashWheel 18 69
Patterson Park Neighbors turn alley into artwork
“Eighty neighbors came out – children, adults, old folks, new neighbors, everyone took part and we did something amazing together
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Mr. Trash Wheel
Happy #LetItGoDay from Mr. Trash Wheel!
I was told it was #LetItGoDay. Apparently, it has nothing to do with Elsa,
Timeline Photos
Mark your calendars! Join us at The Brewer's Art on June 30th - 25% of all proceeds benefit Mr. Trash
Incredible sighting of a cownose ray in the Baltimore Harbor!

📷: Canton Resident Amy Houck, @amyhouckceo
Why have there been so many sightings of cownose rays in the Inner Harbor recently? We have an explanation thanks