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Support the National Aquarium on Election Day!

Published October 27, 2010

Dear Citizens of Baltimore, Support the city in preserving and improving a Baltimore icon by voting YES on Question H.

Wings in the Water Exhibit

On this year’s election ballot, a number of bond issues will appear before City voters.

One of those is Question H, which would authorize a $1 million grant to the National Aquarium to restore its original central atrium and the 265,000-gallon open water exhibit that is home to stingrays, sharks and an endangered green sea turtle named Calypso.

Originally built in 1981, the concrete structures in and around the Wings in the Water exhibit are corroding from 30 years of contact with salt water and the wear and tear of 1.4 million visitors every year. These funds will be put toward the $6 million total cost to reinforce the concrete in and under the exhibit and improve the exhibit lighting for the animals and our visitors.

Improving the National Aquarium will ensure that we can be a centerpiece of Baltimore pride for years to come. Help us to preserve and improve this Baltimore icon by voting YES on Question H!

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