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Communications Intern – Internship Description
August 18th, 2014
The Healthy Harbor Initiative seeks to create a swimmable and fishable Baltimore Harbor by the year 2020. A healthy harbor is clean, safe, and accessible to all residents of Baltimore and is fed by clean streams flowing through clean neighborhoods.
The Healthy Harbor Initiative is a project of the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore (WPB), a nonprofit based in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
WPB seeks to hire a Communications Intern to assist with external communications related to our environmental work during the fall of 2014.
The Communications Intern will write and edit a monthly newsletter for the Baltimore environmental community that summarizes current and ongoing...Read More »
Recognizing the connection that clean and healthy communities have to the health of our streams, harbor and bay, WPB seeks to hire an outgoing, dynamic, and independent Community Coordinator to engage with a diverse set of neighborhoods, business professionals, and Baltimore City staff to promote clean and healthy neighborhoods in Baltimore City.
The Community Coordinator will work as part of a team alongside partners from Blue Water Baltimore, Trash Free Maryland, and City government. She/he will collaborate with neighborhood associations, nonprofit organizations, and City staff to track and improve the cleanliness of target neighborhoods and address issues related to trash, litter and public health. The Community Coordinator will work with partners to develop and implement a plan to reduce trash and...Read More »
This week the Waterfront Partnership along with Blue Water Baltimore and EcoCheck issued the 2013 Healthy Harbor Report Card. This report card gives us our first ever comprehensive look at water quality in three specific regions - Baltimore streams, Baltimore Harbor, and the Tidal Patapsco River.
Each of the three regions received a failing grade for water quality. The Baltimore Harbor received the lowest grade: 51%. The Tidal Patapsco received a 55% and the streams received a 57%. The 2013 grades are a small improvement over the 2012 grades in which the Harbor scored 42% and the Tidal Patapsco scored 40%. Streams were not sampled in 2012.
In addition to low water quality scores, the human health assessment was also very poor. Out of all sites sampled, two-thirds of them failed to meet the...