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Baltimore Waterways, The New “It Thing”
Living flotillas, a maxed-out harbor conference and a massive new watershed group are a sign of something brewing (or perhaps purifying) in Baltimore.
With several days still to go before Baltimore’s first healthy harbor conference, the response has been overwhelming and registration for the event is full. The only hope of attendance now, if you haven’t already signed up, is to add your name to a waiting list for State of the Harbor Conference.
There were signs something was afoot when the Inner Harbor was adorned with floating wetlands this fall and a Mastiff-sized water watchdog was formed from Baltimore’s area watershed groups earlier this month.
In January, Blue Water Baltimore premiered, a merger of Baltimore’s five watershed groups whose headquarters will be housed in the former Herring Run Watershed Center (now the Blue Water Baltimore Watershed Center).
The group describes itself as a community based restoration, education, and advocacy organization working to achieve clean water in Baltimore’s rivers, streams, and harbor. Through community greening, the Baltimore Waterkeeper program and public policy and legislative advocacy, Blue Water Baltimore has the potential to make great strides towards their goal.
It looks like the next decade is shaping up to be a pretty good one for Baltimore’s waterways.