Baltimore’s harbor is one of the most polluted sites in the Chesapeake Bay – with water that's often unsafe for swimming and for eating many of the fish that local anglers can catch.
An ambitious effort is under way to turn centuries of abuse around, and make the harbor safe for swimming and fishing by 2020. It's one of the stiffest local challenges in the entire Bay restoration effort. A team of students at American University in Washington, D.C., undertook a film to document the harbor’s condition and the status of the cleanup effort.
“Healing Baltimore’s Harbor: A Pipe Dream” begs the question of whether it’s do-able. Their answer, after interviewing me and others: Yes, but it’s going to take a lot of work.