HEALTHY HARBOR PLAN
Released in 2011, the Healthy Harbor Plan is a ten-year strategy for making the Baltimore Harbor safe for swimming and fishing. The plan outlines goals for city and county government, residents, and businesses. Although no specific entity alone is responsible for implanting the Healthy Harbor Plan, Waterfront Partnership works towards these goals through partnerships with government, businesses, neighborhood groups, and other area non-profits.
Recommendations for goals fall into three categories:
- Fecal Bacteria
- Trash and Litter
- Polluted Stormwater Runoff
HOW YOU CAN HELP
REDUCE FECAL BACTERIA
- Always properly dispose of pet waste by placing it in a trash receptacle.
- Never pour fats, oils, or grease down your drain.
- Support increased funding for infrastructure repairs.
REDUCE TRASH & LITTER
- Trash should go into trash cans! Please always properly dispose of garbage and recycling.
- Why not participate in a neighborhood or stream clean-up event?
- Talk to your friends and neighbors about what to do with recycling and bulk trash.
- Make sure both your trash and recycling bins have tight-fitting lids.
- Support legislation aimed at eliminating plastic bag and beverage container litter.
MANAGE STORMWATER RUNOFF
- Plant a tree at your home, business, or place of worship.
- Install rain barrels to capture stormwater from your downspouts.
- Plan a rain garden to capture stormwater, and allow it to seep into the ground.
- Support increased funding for stormwater infrastructure repairs, such as your local stormwater management fee.
ABOUT THE HEALTHY HARBOR PLAN
HEALTHY HARBOR PLAN SPONSORS
The Healthy Harbor Plan was made possible by grants from following