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Floatilla in harbor raises awareness for water quality

Floatilla in harbor raises awareness for water quality

Tiara Barnes knows the Baltimore harbor is dirty. The 26-year-old used to lead youth groups in canoes and kayaks to remove trash from the water as part of the city Department of Recreation and Parks' "Canoe and Scoop" program.

Her advocacy for clean water motivated her to paddle her kayak in the Inner Harbor on Saturday as part of the first Baltimore Floatilla for a Healthy Harbor, which organizers hope will become an annual event. Barnes and hundreds of others in kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards and dragon boats paddled more than two miles from Canton Waterfront Park to near the

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