Canton Water Wheel $12,000 away from meeting funding goal

Posted at 2:27 PM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-08 17:48:05-04

Mr. Trash Wheel has been cleaning the harbor for two years. Now, the effort to get him a friend is close to meeting its fundraising goal. 

The Waterfront Partnership is raising money to build a second Water Wheel at the end of Harris Creek near Canton. 

They need $550,000 and have raised nearly $540,000 to date. Check out the fundraising page here.

Adam Lindquist, director of the Healthy Harbor Initiative with the Waterfront Partnership said that if the group can reach its fundraising goal by the end of September, the new water wheel could be in place by the end of this year.

More fundraising efforts are expected to take place to reach that goal.

Since Mr. Trash Wheel was placed at the end of the Jones Falls, it has collected more than 204 tons of trash and debris using only hydro and solar power. 

Mr. Trash Wheel has become famous around the world and even has his own Twitter account.

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