Clean Up Baltimore's Inner Harbor
  • Petitioned Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

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Baltimore Mayor
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Clean Up Baltimore's Inner Harbor

    1. Jenna Lowenstein
    2. Petition by

      Jenna Lowenstein

      Washington, DC

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is an iconic city landmark, where residents and visitors can experience the historic seaport while exploring surrounding streets jam-packed with local attractions, restaurants and shops.

But the area’s prosperity is tied directly to the health of the harbor, and decades of pollution and mistreatment have left it ailing.

The Inner Harbor area was rated “poor” to “very poor” in nearly every measure of ecological or human health in a report card recently issued by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

Such unhealthy water kills native wildlife, makes the harbor less appealing, and limits the activities that can take place in and around the water.

Local activists have had enough, and they set an ambitious goal: they want the harbor to be safe for swimming and fishing by 2020.

A healthier harbor will do great things for the community and the businesses that ring the harbor, but it’s not going to come easily. Changes this big will require significant investment from local government.

Join the fight for a cleaner Inner Harbor by urging Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to commit to the 2020 deadline.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Megan Brinkman COLUMBIA, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      I care about the marine environment.

    • jeffrey osgood CERES, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I have been to baltimore numerous time and its a wonderful city Although I agree the inner harbor does need to be cleaned up.

    • Karen Christian VAIL, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      One would think that there would be some civic pride.

    • Vivianne Mosca-Clark WILLIAMS, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      All parties responsible for the pollution of the area needs to be responsible for the cleaning up of it. Don't wait until 2020 to get it cleaned up.

    • Jeanne Sutton SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I grew up in Maryland and the Harbor is a source of pride for the whole state! The health of our waterways effects the health of the wildlife and the people, not to mention their happiness. Please help clean up the harbor!

      Thank You,

      Jeanne Sutton

      San Francisco, via Harford Co. MD


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