From restoring our watershed to expanding our tree canopy and preserving rural lands, Baltimore County prides itself on its commitment to environmental stewardship. Read below for details on upcoming green events and volunteer opportunities, as well as resources to help you reduce your environmental impact.
@CleanGreenBaltCo on Facebook
Visit the Clean Green Baltimore County Facebook page, which publishes tips, news and information for residents, businesses and organizations looking to improve their environmental protection and sustainability efforts.
- @CleanGreenBaltCo—Find details about green events and volunteer opportunities throughout the region.
- University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore County—Discover educational programs covering topics such as home gardening, watershed health, the Chesapeake Bay, and environmental and natural resources.
- Blue Water Baltimore—Discover education and volunteer opportunities to reduce pollution and improve water quality in the Baltimore region. Participate in workshops, cleanups and other events to help keep our waterways clean.
Get Involved, Get Outdoors
You can participate in the Clean Green effort by planting trees, participating in community cleanups, recycling, switching to renewable energy and more.
Baltimore County is working hard to achieve its 50 percent countywide tree canopy goal by 2025. You can participate in this effort by planting trees on your property and volunteering for community tree plantings. In partnership with EPS and TreeBaltimore, Blue Water Baltimore works with volunteers to increase the tree canopy and improve tree survival.
Follow the steps below to take part in 15-minute trash pickups and help your local Baltimore County public school earn an environmental grant.
- You and your group determine the time and location,
- Tell us how much you picked up.
- We’ll track the amount of trash collected as part of EPS’s Chesapeake Bay restoration goals.
Check out the programs and volunteer opportunities available through Baltimore County's watershed associations.
News and Updates
- Subscribe to "The Resource" Newsletter—The Resource is Baltimore County's solid waste reduction, reuse, recycling and refuse disposal monthly e-newsletter.
- Sign up for Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Plan Updates—A committee of local citizens, elected officials and government staff is creating a blueprint for constructing pedestrian and bicycle facilities over the next 20 years.
Learn more about the following topics from local resources.
Learn ways to reduce the amount of food you waste, such as:
- Maryland Energy Administration (MEA)—Offers grants, loans, rebates and tax incentives designed to help attain the state's goals in energy reduction, renewable energy, climate action and green jobs. MEA helps Maryland residents, businesses and nonprofits implement energy efficiency upgrades and install renewable energy systems.
- Septic System Upgrade Grants—Grants are available for septic system users to upgrade onsite systems with the Best Available Technology (BAT) for nitrogen removal. Apply online to see if you are eligible.
- County Parks and Nature Centers—offer year-round opportunities to enjoy and learn about the great outdoors, wildlife and the environment.
- Tree-Mendous Maryland—Offers reasonably priced trees for planting on public lands, including parks, public schools, community colleges, government facilities, rights-of-way and homeowner association open spaces.
Add your business to the Maryland Green Registry today—A free, voluntary program that showcases sustainability efforts by local governments and businesses. The Green Registry offers resources to help organizations and businesses meet sustainability goals.