Mr. Trash Wheel’s ‘Secret Society’ of Environmental Stewards to Welcome New Inductees

For the first time in three years, the Order of the Wheel will induct a new group of devotees of Mr. Trash Wheel, Baltimore’s original garbage-gobbling water wheel.

The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore’s Healthy Harbor Initiative, which oversees Mr. Trash Wheel and the rest of the trash wheel family, is recruiting new members for the Order as a way to encourage stewardship of local waterways.

“We wanted to create a club for people who love the trash wheels and the environment,” said Adam Lindquist, vice president of the Healthy Harbor Initiative, in a statement. “In the past, when we ask people to pick up litter maybe a couple of people did it, but when we asked them to join a secret society and pick up litter, we engaged thousands!”