18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Eyeing the Environment in Charm City

A fixture of the Baltimore Inner Harbor, Mr. Trash Wheel pulls pollutants from the water while exciting children about caring for the environment with his googly eyes. The structure is powered by solar and water power, and acts as an interceptor to consume materials from the water. Remarkably effective, it has cleaned up over a million pounds of trash in a manner that leaves no doubt as to why “Charm City” is the perfect nickname for Baltimore!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Photo Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Copyright: © Deborah Beth Medows