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Today we are thrilled to announce the Healthy Harbor Oyster Partnership, a collaboration between the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, local businesses and area schools, but more on that in a second.
First, did you know how incredible oysters are? Not only do they provide habitat for native Chesapeake Bay critters like blue crabs and striped bass, they also have the ability to clean the water as they feed. That’s why we’re bringing oysters back to Baltimore Harbor. But they’re not for eating; they’re for restoring our Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay.
The Healthy Harbor Initiative sees the Inner Harbor as a Living Laboratory of demonstration projects that foster a sense of stewardship for our marine ecosystem while also helping to...Read More »
What: Inner Harbor Kayak and Canoe Adventure
When: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday, October 13th
Sunday, October 20th
Where: Living Classrooms Campus, 802 S. Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD
RSVP: Reserve your space by emailing Molly.Gallant@baltimorecity.gov
Although trash, bacteria, and other land pollutants are dirtying the Harbor, those aren’t the only contaminates. There is actually a close link between air pollution and water health too.
According to the Cheasapeake Bay Foundation, up to one-third of the nitrogen that pollutes the Bay and its rivers come from sources of air pollution like cars, industries, and power plants. That’s why it is so important that areas near the Harbor seek ways to reduce air emissions and become more energy efficient.
For the past thirteen years, the Harbor East district has been using a centralized cooling and heating plant to help reduce energy usage. This Trigen/Harbor East Central Heating & Cooling Plant provides chilled and hot water to cool and heat buildings in the district like the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront and...Read More »