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RSVP Now to Join 10,000 Friends in Honoring Green City, Clean Waters

Monday, January 16, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

The Philadelphia Water Department is thrilled to receive the 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania's Excellence in Public Infrastructure Award in recognition of the success of the Green City, Clean Waters program. Commissioner Debra A. McCarty will accept the honor at the 2016 Commonwealth Awards......

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Thank You, MLK Day of Service Volunteers, for Helping Philly Rivers

Monday, January 16, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

While MLK Day doesn't have the same environmental focus as say, Earth Day, the fact is, a lot of the work being done in King's honor during today's Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service—an event being touted as the biggest MLK Day volunteer effort in the nation—will help Philly's rivers and creeks......

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PSA from Your Dog: Smart Deicing Tips to Protect the Environment and Pets

Thursday, January 5, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

Did you know using too much salt and other ice-melting chemicals can hurt pet paws? Smart use of deicing products can also help minimize impacts on our watersheds. If you're the kind of person who thinks about the health of our urban watersheds, you've probably wondered if using too much salt on driveways and sidewalks can hurt Philly's rivers and creeks....

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Nominations Wanted: 2017 'Excellence in GSI Awards'

Wednesday, January 4, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

What projects and people are making an impact on green stormwater infrastructure in our region? Last year saw the first-ever Excellence in GSI Awards, an effort by the Sustainable Business Network's Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners to answer that question and highlight the best in local green stormwater projects and the people making them happen......

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Tour Two Point Breeze Vacant Lots Targeted for Green Improvements

Friday, October 14, 2016  |  Brian.R

We kicked off October with a ribbon cutting at a formerly vacant lot at 55th and Hunter streets in West Philadelphia that is now a vibrant green space featuring a rain garden and hidden storage trench that manage stormwater and protect local waterways while adding a whole new asset to the neighborhood....

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