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The Name of Baltimore’s Newest Garbage-Eating Machine: Captain Trash Wheel

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Mr. Trash Wheel eats his 1,000,000th pound. Courtesy of Waterfront Partnership.

Keeping in line with his predecessors, Baltimore’s newest trash wheel has assumed an honorific title with some authority.

June ‘Floatilla’ Expanded to Include Rally to Support the Chesapeake Bay Program

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A shot of last year’s Floatilla, via the Healthy Harbor Initiative

A scheduled fundraiser to support Baltimore’s Healthy Harbor Initiative has been broadened to include a land-based rally in support of the Chesapeake Bay Program, which the Trump administration has proposed to eliminate.

Professor Trash Wheel Arrives in Canton in Early December

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Professor Trash Wheel

Mr. Trash Wheel will finally get a female companion on December 4, when Professor Trash Wheel starts spinning in Canton.

Mr. Trash Wheel Has Officially Consumed 1,000,000 Pounds of Garbage

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Courtesy Waterfront Partnership
Courtesy Waterfront Partnership

Baltimore’s favorite trash-eating machine has now swallowed up more than one million pounds of the city’s waste in just two-and-a-half years in existence.

Canton Trash Wheel Set to Churn By the End of the Year

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Professor Trash Wheel.
Professor Trash Wheel.

Baltimore’s harbor is getting a second trash-collecting water wheel, and it’s a girl.

A Fishable, Swimmable Harbor by 2020?

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Can you imagine having a harbor you could swim in and fish from? One that provides a great habitat for crabs and herons? Okay, fine, you probably can. But can you imagine our harbor getting to that point in just eight years?

That’s the goal of Healthy Harbor initiative: a fishable, swimmable harbor by 2020. It’s ambitious to say the least. The initiative’s website assigns letter grades to the current condition of the Inner Harbor. Categories include trash, bacteria, nutrients, dissolved oxygen, and water clarity. All told, we’re working on a C, two Ds, and two Fs.

So we’re currently flunking, but Healthy Harbor has a multi-pronged attack that includes education and outreach, trash clean-up, coordination with other organizations, and bugging elected officials to make it a priority.

It certainly would be interesting if the biggest attraction at the Inner Harbor were the Harbor itself.

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