Fort McHenry Field Days

Published September 23, 2009

The National Aquarium’s Conservation Team once again hosted several Fort McHenry Field Days throughout the year to tackle Chesapeake Bay pollution on the home front.  Thanks to an outpouring of hard work and support from 304 volunteers, we were able help the small marsh by removing debris that would eventually choke out native plants and reduce the habitat value for the animals that make the marsh their home.  In all, roughly 33,000 pieces of debris were removed from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  These Field Days involve more than just clean-up, and in 2009 volunteers also helped maintain native rain and butterfly gardens and plant trees. This wetland at Fort McHenry is one of the only living shoreline areas in the Harbor, and it is heavily utilized by many Bay dwellers and migrating birds.  We thank all of you who came together to make this a cleaner and safer place for these animals. The Aquarium's conservation team will hold more clean-up events in 2010. For details on how you can participate, please click here.
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