Go on a self-guided walking tour of the Baltimore Harbor’s green infrastructure projects along the waterfront! This sign, located next to Bond Street Wharf, links together eight major projects including two Trash Wheels, three floating wetland displays, rain gardens and oyster gardens.
Titled “The Hankin Healthy Harbor Walking Tour”, it honors former Waterfront Partnership board chair and ardent harbor steward and advocate, Michael Hankin.
Michael Hankin’s Vision
Baltimore is a better place thanks to Mike Hankin, a strong business and civic leader and fervent environmentalist. The environment he loves most is the Baltimore Harbor.
In 2005, he led the creation of the Waterfront Partnership, bringing together businesses, government and other stakeholders to celebrate and restore this jewel of the City.
The Hankin Healthy Harbor Walking Tour is a showcase of restoration projects made possible by Mike’s vision and leadership. Many of these projects, like Mr. Trash Wheel and the Floating Wetlands, have helped to educate thousands of people and received national and even international press and praise for their innovation and design.
After 12 years, Mike stepped down as chairman of the Waterfront Partnership, but he continues to work to restore the waterfront. If one day you take a dip in the Baltimore Harbor, it will be in large part due to the inspiration and tenacity of Mike Hankin and the high expectations he set for businesses, government, environmental groups and the Waterfront Partnership.