Restoration Spotlight: Urban wetland provides refuge for Baltimore wildlife

Manmade wetland replenishes wildlife habitat and mitigates pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.

Laura Bankey, Director of Conservation at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, guides us through the Fort McHenry Wetland. This 7-acre protected marsh was created in the 1980’s as mitigation for the Fort McHenry Tunnel, and it provides critical habitat for wildlife in this heavily industrialized portion of the Chesapeake Bay. However, trash and debris are a major problem that must be managed through the help of community volunteers.
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  • Produced by Steve Droter
  • Music/Audio: "Ma Maya Zu" by Löhstana David

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