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Recreational, scenic wetlands planned for Inner Harbor

Recreational, scenic wetlands planned for Inner Harbor

Three years from now, a green oasis of floating wetlands, bay grasses and terraced edges leading down to the water will greet visitors to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, under a plan unveiled today by officials of the National Aquarium.

The green space, phase 1 in a wide-ranging "campus revitalization" plan aquarium officials hope will see the institution though to the next century, would bring vegetation, interactive exhibits, kayaking, picnic spaces and other educational activities to the water and waterfront between piers 3 and 4, in the middle of the aquarium's campus off Pratt Street. The 2.5-acre area would be free and open to the public. Plans call for work to begin by...

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