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Healthy Harbor

Inspiring the City to explore, love, and clean the Baltimore Harbor.

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. 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 the actions we take.

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

Baltimore Floatilla


Shiver me timbers!

This year’s Floatilla theme is Treasure Hunt! Paddlers will be given a treasure map that will include environmental and historic locations in the Inner Harbor. Participating paddlers must follow the map and collect tokens at each stop. Collect all six tokens and return them to Canton Waterfront Park to get your event t-shirt. We encourage all paddlers to decorate their boats, boards, or bodies in their most seafaring pirate gear. Yo ho ho! ☠️

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Mr Trash Wheel


Using The Power Of Nature To Keep Our Harbor Clean

Mr. Trash Wheel is a semi-autonomous trash interceptor that is placed at the end of a river, stream, or other outfalls. Far too lazy to chase trash around the ocean, Mr. Trash Wheel stays put and waits for the waste to flow to him. Sustainably powered and built to withstand the biggest storms, Mr. Trash Wheel uses a unique blend of solar and hydropower to pull hundreds of tons of trash out of the water each year.

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Eastside Community Beautification Grants


Waterfront Partnership aims to distribute $25,000 in small grants ($1,000-$5,000) to projects located in targeted communities on Baltimore’s east side. The program awards funds for projects that will clean and beautify public spaces and reduce the amount of trash and other pollution ending up in the Harbor.

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