Baltimore To Unveil Healthy Harbor Plan

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.)

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