Waterfront Partnership Plans Harbor Flotilla

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

The Baltimore Flotilla for a Healthy Harbor is a first-of-its-kind event. Organizers at the Waterfront Partnership are looking for paddlers with canoes, kayaks and rowboats to gather at Canton Waterfront Park at 8 a.m. on June 11.

From there, they will paddle the 2.5 miles to Inner Harbor to send a message for a cleaner harbor. It’s basically a floating rally urging protection for the largest body of water from sewage and other pollution. After sending a message, they will paddle back to Canton and get some food and music from Tongue in Cheek.

“Every year thousands of people paddle in the Baltimore Harbor, but each year millions of gallons of sewage and polluted stormwater also flow into the City’s streams and Harbor,” said Adam Lindquist,  director of Healthy Harbor initiative. “We are calling on paddlers from Baltimore and around the region to rally on the Inner Harbor to show their support for stopping this flow of pollution and cleaning up the Baltimore Harbor.”

Participation in the event costs $10 per person, and proceeds will benefit the Healthy Harbor initiative.

Participants must have access to their own vessel and must pre-register at BaltimoreFloatilla‘s website by June 5, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Ed Gunts contributed to this story.



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