BALTIMORE (AP) — Swimming and fishing aren’t activities that often come to mind when most think about Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

However, Baltimore city officials are hoping to change that.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to unveil the city’s Healthy Harbor plan next week along with students at the Living Classrooms Foundation, a hands-on educational campus on the city’s waterfront. The goal of the plan is to make the harbor swimmable and fishable by 2020.

The Healthy Harbor Plan is part of an initiative by Waterfront Partnership and contains solutions for dealing with issues such as trash, sewage leaks and storm water runoff that carries pollutants into the waterway. The partnership promotes and helps maintain the city’s waterfront.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (6)
  1. willie joe says:

    The mayor wants to grow the city by 10k in ten years. No problem with all the black teen pregnancies in the city. The inner harbor won’t be clean until the people stop throwing trash in the streets from black neighborhoods which are the worst & then they empty into the harbor via the storm drains.

  2. Jason says:

    Does the clean up include getting rid of the OWS trash there???

    1. doesn't matter says:

      Love it!

  3. Rick Rozay says:

    Here’s a clean up plan for the harbor- Get rid of the thugs, get rid of the fat cops that harass teenage skate boarders and get some hotter girls to work at hooters. I’m out
    – Boss

  4. robertryan says:

    Cleaning the trash up starts at city hall. S ….t flows donhill people & black trash is pollution.

  5. M.M. says:

    My, my, now aren’t we just a wee bit racist. Miss. & ‘Bama would jest love to have all ah y’al come on down now y’a he and move on inta one of dem vacant trailerers. Fit right in there, ya would. Just remember to get your passport stamped.

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