With the weekend upon us, there are events happening in the city aimed at enlisting residents in improving their neighborhoods while also cleaning up Baltimore harbor. Oh, and participants will be getting a little fresh-air exercise in the process.
There's a block-by-block trash cleanup Saturday in East Baltimore from 1-3 p.m., starting at the corner of Patterson Park and Eastern Ave., ending at the square in Fells Point. Held in conjunction with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's 25th annual "Clean the Bay Day," it's organized by a Patterson Park activist. For more, check out "Baltimore Trash Talk" on Facebook.
On Sunday there's a bike tour of the "Harris Creek Watershed," a big wedge of East Baltimore that's all connected by an underground network of storm drains that all empty into the harbor at Canton. The ride's from 2 to 5:30 p.m. starting at Real Food Farm, a hoop-house urban agricultural project in Clifton Park and winding up at St. Casimir's Park in Canton. They'll be painting some "don't dump" slogans on storm drains on the way. For more info go here.