EVENT RESCHEDULED FOR 9/23/20
Ten years ago, Waterfront Partnership stood alongside business leaders, environmental organizations, and elected officials to launch the Healthy Harbor Initiative and set the goal of making the Baltimore Harbor safe for swimming and fishing by 2020.
Today, Mr. Trash Wheel has picked up over 1,100 tons of trash, the City is spending a billion dollars on sewer repairs, and over a million oysters call Baltimore their home. The Harbor is cleaner now than it's been in a hundred years, but how clean is it?
To answer that question and inform our next steps, Waterfront Partnership is hosting the Fishable Swimmable Summit. Join us to reflect on the progress that's been made, learn from other cities, and join the discussion about where we should go from here.
Attendees will also get to tour Baltimore's most cutting-edge environmental restoration projects including Floating Wetlands, an Inner Harbor Oyster Garden and have the chance to walk on Mr. Trash Wheel.
Confirmed speakers (in order of appearance):
A scientific assessment of the current state of Baltimore's Harbor and streams
An update on the Healthy Harbor Initiative and its future goals
Presentations on next steps from other waterfront cities
Onsite tours of environmental restoration projects
8:30am - Networking (coffee and breakfast served)
9:00am - Release of the 2020 Harbor Heartbeat Report Card
10:00am - PANEL: State of Recreation in the Baltimore Harbor
11:00am - PANEL: Water Recreation Lessons from Other Cities
12:00pm - Moderated Discussion
12:30pm - Lunch Served
1:00pm - KEYNOTE: Dr. Mamie Parker
1:30pm - Mr. Trash Wheel Sing-a-long!
1:40pm - PANEL: Ecosystem Health and Aquatic Life in Baltimore
2:45pm - Moderated Discussion
On-Site Project Tours
3:15pm - Project Tours (Mr. Trash Wheel, Oyster Gardening, Floating Wetlands)
4:00pm - Summit Ends
How do I get there?
We encourage the use of carpooling, public transportation, scooters and walking. The event is .2 miles from free Circulator bus stop 119.
Who is invited?
Anyone who is interested in the progress towards a fishable and swimmable Baltimore Harbor.
Is the event free to attend?
Yes it is!
What's for lunch?
Lunch is included in your ticket and will be served at Brown Advisory. Vegan and vegetarian options will be available.