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We will begin our own biweekly monitoring in multiple locations in Back River starting April 1, 2024, until November 1, 2024, to be analyzed for E. Coli. The results will be posted with a map of all locations under the water quality tab.  The testing will be done at the cost of BRRC to help keep our community aware of the true health of our river. We thank all of you who have supported our mission in restoring Back River.  We hope you consider helping with the cost of this monitoring by clicking "Donate Now" below and select Water Quality Monitoring Program.  

Donation goal

Goal: $3,000.00
Collected: $940.00

Upcoming Events

We offer service learning and community service hours.  For more information, call (410) 241-0259 or email


In 2009, stakeholders for the Tidal Back River Watershed worked together to create a plan for improving the health of the watershed.  Many individuals and groups were involved in order to address a variety of areas that relate to the health and well-being of the Tidal Back River Watershed.  In February 2010, a final report regarding the SWAP (Small Watershed Action Plan) for the Tidal Back River Watershed was created.  BRRC was a significant stakeholder in this report along with various community groups and governmental agencies.  One strategy for improving the tidal basin was the installation of a boom/trash collector south of the beltway.  Efforts began to implement this strategy and the Boom at I-695 was operational by April 2011.  Over Six million pounds of litter and debris have been captured and removed by our dedicated boom crew since its inception.  This strategy has made a significant impact on the health of the tidal portion of Back River and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay.  For detailed information about the SWAP and our boom, check out our Boom Stats page.

fundraising events

There are many ways in which BRRC gains financial support such as donations and memberships.  But we also host fundraising events throughout the year to bring everyone together for our cause, celebrate our victories, and recognize those whose efforts are changing the face of the Tidal Back River.  Our fundraising events include a Golf Tournament held in June, a Fishing Tournament held in September, and a Holiday Festival held in November.  Hosting these types of events are critical in supporting our efforts to cleanup Back River and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay.  We also attend several events throughout our watershed in support of our community.  Check out our Photo Album for pictures of past fundraising events.  As always, we thank our attendees for their continued support and enjoyment!

cleanup efforts

The locations for our cleanup efforts are determined by the communities in which the Tidal Back River Watershed exists.  We also target areas of repetitive litter and debris to maintain these areas from becoming worse over time.  Without our volunteers and members, our cleanup efforts could not be accomplished.  Members of Baltimore County government as well as local businesses also assist and identify areas of concerns.  Check out our Photo Album for pictures from previous cleanup efforts.  As always, we thank our volunteers, members, local government and businesses for their unyielding effort in helping us cleanup Back River and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay!  Our cleanup events are open to people of all ages and abilities.  We offer service learning hours and community service hours at every cleanup event.




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In loving memory of  Larry Farinetti. 

Larry was a past chairman of the board and board member for BRRC as well as the chair for the BRRC Annual Rockfish Tournament for 11 years.  He has been a large part of this organization since the beginning, and we will all miss him dearly. He had a passion for this river that was contagious.  He and Sue have been constant figures in our community fighting for the health of Back River.  He will forever be in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.  And for Larry, we will continue to fight for what is right and fight for our river, every single day.

Obituary for Lawrence Edward Farinetti Sr. | Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A.



  • Support for our mission to clean up the Tidal Back River Watershed which ultimately protects the health and well-being of the Chesapeake Bay
  • A membership ID card to carry proudly in your wallet
  • 10% off of items for sale in our online store
  • Recognition of your years of commitment to our cause


Midge Reporting

New Crowdsourcing Tool offered to Baltimore County residents to identify nuisance midge "hot spots".

Click here to read more about this new tool.

To identify a "hot spot" area of midge nuisance, click on the tool below:

Baltimore County Environmental Reporter Tool

  *For sunken boats, please call DNR at (410) 260-8888.

Copyright 2020

Back River Restoration Committee, Inc.

Back River Restoration Committee, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

EIN: 26-2595058

Phone: 410.241.0259


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