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World Wildlife Day: Celebrate (and Protect) Philly Watersheds

Friday, March 3, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

Happy World Wildlife Day Philly! We are celebrating Philadelphia's rivers and creeks—which are healthier today than they were even a generation ago—and what that means for the incredible diversity of aquatic wildlife found within them. The investments we're making in Philly neighborhoods through Green City, Clean Waters will make places like the Delaware River and Cobbs Creek even better......

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Philly's Latest Green Schoolyard Project Breaks Ground in Fishtown

Wednesday, February 22, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

On Tuesday, February 21, the Philadelphia Water Department joined a broad group of partners, including Fishtown residents, parents, teachers and students from the Adaire School community, City departments, the School District of Philadelphia, the William Penn Foundation and the nonprofit Trust for Public Land to break ground on Philadelphia's latest green schoolyard project....

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PPD Project Would Protect and Serve... Philly's Rivers

Monday, February 20, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

At the Philadelphia Water Department, we're always looking for ways to team up with sister departments like Parks and Recreation, Streets, the Dept. of Public Property and non-profits to build new Green City, Clean Waters tools that manage stormwater on public property......

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Pssst: Tips for the 2017 Green City, Clean Waters Art Contest

Thursday, February 16, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

Philly students: Do you care about protecting our drinking water and aquatic wildlife? Have artistic talent? Want to win prizes for yourself, your teachers and your school? The 2017 Green City, Clean Waters Art Contest is now underway, and the deadline for submissions has just been extended!...

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Get Your Gloves & Grabbers: Spring Watershed Cleanups Are Right Around the Corner!

Thursday, February 9, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

Our first season of volunteer cleanups with local apparel company United By Blue was a huge success, and we're excited to start another round this spring. In 2016, nearly 1,000 volunteers joined PWD, United By Blue, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and other partners at 15 clean ups to remove nearly 33 tons of trash from waterfront green spaces......

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10 Days Left to Apply for Schuylkill River Restoration Fund Grants

Monday, February 6, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

The 2017 Schuylkill River Restoration Fund Grant Round is now open! The Schuylkill River Restoration Fund provides grants to government agencies and non-profit organizations for projects that improve the quality of water in the watershed—a watershed that provides millions of people with their daily drinking water and acts as a major economic generator......

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Don't Be a Member of the Lonely Yards Club: Start Planning a Rain Check Project This February

Thursday, February 2, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

For those Philly residents feeling the winter blues, Punxsutawney Phil didn't exactly bring hope and relief when he popped out of his den on Ground Hog Day and decided we're in for six more weeks of cold weather. But, before you resign and decide to join ol' Phil in another month-and-half of hibernation, let us offer you an optimistic antidote......

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