New Canton trash wheel's gender revealed

Posted at 11:26 PM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 23:26:00-04

It's a girl! And her name is Professor Trash Wheel.

The new Canton trash wheel was celebrated tonight at a gender reveal party. The community came together to raise the remaining $12,000 for the trash wheel. She'll be located at the end of Harris Creek.

"She has a degree in trash studies with a focus on the Chesapeake Bay and her dream is to educate Baltimore kids about what they can do to help clean up the Baltimore Harbor," said Adam Lindquist, director of the Healthy Harbor Initiative.

Professor Trash Wheel is expected to be in place by the end of the year. The first trash wheel, aka Mr. Trash Wheel, has collected more than 483 tons of trash since taking his place at the Inner Harbor in May 2014.

You can follow Professor Trash Wheel on Twitter for updates on the project.

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