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Oysters to be pulled from Inner Harbor and relocated to reef

June 29, 2015

Partnership between local businesses, Waterfront Partnership and Chesapeake Bay Foundation makes strides toward swimmable, fishable Harbor by 2020

Corporate volunteers from Brown Advisory, Constellation, Legg Mason, T. Rowe Price, BGE and Whitman, Requardt & Associates who have been tending to oyster gardens in the Inner Harbor for the past nine months will pull their oysters out of the Harbor and plant them on a reef near Fort Carroll in the Patapsco River on throughout the month of June as part of the Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership. 

This past October, local business leaders, students, and volunteers planted eight oyster gardens around the Inner Harbor, containing 150 cages of spat-on-shell (baby oysters), with the goal to grow them until they were mature enough to survive in the open...

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Healthy Harbor announces campaign for new Canton Water Wheel

June 11, 2015

The Healthy Harbor Initaitive is thrilled to announce the launch of a crowd funding campaign with the goal of bringing a second Water Wheel to Baltimore's Canton neighborhood.

If funded, the new Water Wheel would be located at the Harris Creek outfall near Boston Street Pier Park and the Canton Safeway.  Baltimore is currently home to the only Water Wheel in the world, located at the end of the Jones Fall in the Inner Harbor.  The Jones Falls Water Wheel has collected over 250 tons of trash since being installed in May 2014.  Check out this before and after photo showing the impact that just one Water Wheel has had on the Inner Harbor:

The existing Water Wheel only addresses trash at one out.  There are several major outfalls in Baltimore Harbor that contribute to the trash...

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New Healthy Harbor Report Card Released!

June 4, 2015

Click here to download the new Healthy Harbor Report Card: