Tag: Waterfront Partnership

Mr. Trash Wheel’s secret society recruiting third pledge class of environmental stewards

The Order of the Wheel is recruiting its third pledge class. Image via Mr. Trash Wheel Instagram.

The Order of the Wheel has emerged once again to recruit new pledges dedicated to protecting local waterways and the environment, the Waterfront Partnership announced Monday.

The not-so-secret society, which was formed in 2018 in the name of Baltimore’s beloved Mr. Trash Wheel and his fellow garbage-gobbling, water-dwelling, googly-eyed friends, is recruiting members for its third pledge class.

Waterfront Partnership Expands to Fells Point with Safety Patrols, ‘Beautification,’ Marketing

Photo by Eli Pousson/Baltimore Heritage, via Flickr.

The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore will now be a regular presence in Fells Point, with staff working to beautify, market and patrol the neighborhood under an agreement reached with local businesses.

Greenlaurel: Check Out the Super-Cool Inner Harbor Kayaking Tours on Sundays


Another round of house guests this month? Kids getting underfoot? Looking to try something new in town?

Here’s a fun outdoor activity to consider if you’re looking to see Baltimore from another vantage point: Kayak around the Inner Harbor on a summer Sunday morning or afternoon. Get some exercise and enjoy some cooler breezes while taking in what our harbor has to offer. Plus, you can learn why and how our harbor is finally getting cleaned up.

Inner Harbor Kayak Tours Start this Month



Tour guides say Baltimore is a good city to explore by water. Starting this month, residents and visitors can explore it by kayak.

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

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.

Second Annual Baltimore ‘Floatilla’ to be Held this June

A map of the event, via BaltimoreFloatilla.com

Two hundred and fifty paddlers took part last year in the Baltimore Floatilla, a rally to support clean water, so this year, the organizers want to double the number.

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

Professor Trash Wheel.
Professor Trash Wheel.

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

What You Need to Know About the Harbor’s ‘F’ in Water Quality


Screen Shot 2016-05-12 at 12.51.08 PMThe 2015 Healthy Harbor Report Card is out and it came as no surprise that the Inner Harbor’s water quality received a failing grade. Again. We recently outlined seven big ideas underway to reduce the Baltimore-area’s sewage, trash, and stormwater pollution that flows into the Inner Harbor. Here’s what you need to know about this year’s report card.

Blue Water Baltimore’s Executive Director Halle Van der Gaag summed it up the best at the report card’s unveiling, “It used to be lonely working to clean up our waterways; it felt as if it was just us. But since the 2010 launch of the Healthy Harbor Initiative, which  brought government, nonprofits, and the community together, the team has built in expertise, focus, finances and resolve. While we must ensure a lot of infrastructure work happens before 2020, we just may be swimming this harbor after all.”

7 Big Ideas That Just May Clean Up Baltimore’s Inner Harbor


Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 3.15.04 PMWith its pedestrian-friendly waterfront that boasts museums, sports stadiums, dining and shopping, Baltimore City’s Inner Harbor is a unique asset. But recent waterfront news has focused on our town’s aging sewage systems struggles and the continued sewage effluence and pollution that flows into the harbor.

Yet, a pretty interesting story has been developing underfoot, literally. When combined, the seven projects outlined below support a clear vision for a cleaner and healthier Inner Harbor. If these efforts are completed, and soon, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor has a fighting chance to be swimmable and fishable in the near future. 

The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore’s Chairman of the Board Michael Hankin sums up the mood, “It’s an important time as green groups, business people and the Department of Public Works all agree that the goals are achievable. We now have a better understanding of what it will take to make the harbor clean. The puzzle pieces are finally in place.”

Waterfront Partnership Plans Harbor Flotilla

via Chesapeake Kayak Adventures
via Chesapeake Kayak Adventures

catch of the day fish (2)A fleet of paddlers are set to sail on Inner Harbor for the cause of a cleaner harbor.