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Catch the film about a fishable swimmable harbor here by 2020

Living Classrooms Heathy Harbor Heroes airs Saturday on local TV

 

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore and Living Classrooms

have just produced a half-hour film Healthy Harbor Heroes

which is set to air 9:00 am  Saturday, May 26th as part of the

campaign to make the harbor fishable and swimmable by 2020. 

 

Here are the channels on which the film can be seen:

 

WBFF Fox Cable -  206

WBFF Fox Digital -  45.2

Comcast -  206

Verizon Fios -  465

Digital -  45.2

Broadstripe -  406

 

From Waterfront Partnership's Healthy Harbor webpage:

 

In less than ten years Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore envisions a

truly recreational Harbor with green edges and running paths; trash-free

open waters for boating, fishing, and swimming; shoreline marsh that

shelters crabs and herons; and a Harbor teeming with fish that are safe

for human consumption. The Harbor should be an overall centerpiece of

city pride, and a resource for citizens and tourists alike. 

 

Securing clean waters for the Harbor also means a future of cleaner,

greener neighborhoods throughout the city, where children can splash and

play in local streams without trash hazards or noxious odors. The value

to Baltimore and its citizens is incalculable.

 

The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore is a coalition of businesses,

nonprofit organizations, city agencies, and citizens. The combined

energy and resources among our partners is bringing new focus to the

restoration potential of the Harbor and the streams that feed it. 

Welcome to our website, now prepare to dive in!

 

http://healthyharborbaltimore.org/ 

 

From Living Classrooms webpage:

 

Our Mission: Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and

inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on

education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources

as "living classrooms."

 

Living Classrooms Foundation is a Baltimore-Washington based non-profit

educational organization with a distinctive competency in experiential

learning*literally learning by direct experience, or what we call

"learning by doing." We apply our skill in three program areas:

 

Educating students through our own charter school, through after-school

and supplemental education programs, and through environmental

experiences, with special emphasis on serving students who live in

high-risk environments 

 

Eliminating barriers to success for young adults and families through

community development, workforce preparation, and life skills training 

 

Educating the general public, and students in particular, about the

significance of the region's maritime heritage and its role in shaping

who we are as a community and nation 

 

While each of our program areas is distinct, in combination they create

a powerful synergy. Our maritime heritage programs create opportunities

for employment training. Our education programs use our environmental

and maritime resources as living learning laboratories. Our

employability programs create stronger communities that are better

prepared to exercise environmental stewardship.

 

http://www.livingclassrooms.org/ 

 

Note from one of the film's talking heads:

 

Don't blink or take a bathroom break and you will see

a Waverly Watershed resident featured in the film!

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Gordon Steen May 25, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Great pic of the old Jones Falls. Who took that?
Joe Stewart May 25, 2012 at 03:30 PM
I took that shot quite a few years ago.
Jamey Hebb May 25, 2012 at 03:50 PM
I think a fishable and swimmable harbor is a nice goal, and I applaud those behind it for their optimism. Sadly, I feel like 2020 is unrealistic. It's ironic that this article appeared on The Patch the same day as the massive fish kill was all over the local news. My concern is that what's happened to the Harbor over centuries of commercial and industrilal use will be extremely difficult to "un-do".
Joe Stewart May 26, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Check out www.nycswim.org! Manhattan Island Foundation New York City Swim Taking Back The Rivers Cross Currents Newsletters evidence what was done in the Hudson, Harlem and East Rivers to make them swimmable. There is a plan in place here beginning in the Middle and Northwest Branches to make this happen!

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