Green Port Water Quality

Environment: Water Quality


MPA works with many
community partners to plant trees in neighborhoods.

The MPA works with many community partners to plant trees in neighborhoods and along shorelines, like those shown here at Hawkins Point. Trees are critical for reducing the amount of polluted stormwater that reaches streams and rivers. Photo/Bill McAllen​

MPA is a lead
funder in support of the Inner Harbor Water Wheel.

The MPA is a lead funder in support of the Inner Harbor Water Wheel, which traps and removes litter flowing down the Jones Falls toward the harbor. Photo/Bill McAllen​

The MPA’s Water Quality Master Plan guides a wide range of activities that prevent or reduce water pollution. On-the-ground practices include stormwater management on port terminals, widespread tree plantings in neighborhoods and along shorelines, and demonstration projects to advance new pollution reduction strategies.

The MPA is also working to reduce water-borne trash. Along with by improving recycling and clean-up programs on terminals, the agency is providing substantial financial support for the Baltimore Inner Harbor Water Wheel, which traps and removes litter flowing down the Jones Falls toward the harbor.

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