Floatilla of Kayakers to Paddle Baltimore Harbor for Clean Water

An army of kayaks will take to the Baltimore Harbor Saturday morning, all in the name of cleaning up harbor pollution. It's the second annual "Baltimore Floatilla."

Baltimore Floatilla 2016

Baltimore Floatilla 2016

Experienced paddlers from around the region will complete a five-mile course from the Canton waterfront in Southeast Baltimore to the Inner Harbor, beginning at 8:00 a.m. There, participants will gather for a rally at 10:30 a.m., pushing for improvements to Baltimore's aging stormwater and sewer infrastructure.

Then the floatilla [sic] will paddle the 2.5 miles back to Canton Waterfront Park for an after-party with food and live music at noon.

baltimorefloatilla.com

baltimorefloatilla.com

Millions of gallons of sewage and polluted stormwater runoff that flow into Baltimore's streams and harbor every year.

Floatilla organizers say, "We are coming together in solidarity to support the environmental restoration of this ecosystem because we value the health of our city, our harbor, our bay, and our oceans."

Megan Viviano