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Green Infrastructure on the Evening News?! Yes Please.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015  |  Brian.R

So, we were naturally thrilled when 6ABC ran a short clip about the new “living wall” project on 3rd Street in Independence Park! Since this project is designed to inspire others to think about green infrastructure as something that can be beautiful AND good for the environment, we certainly think this stunning billboard for green tools deserves its (at least!) 15 seconds of fame....

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Join Us: Updates on E. Poplar and Point Breeze Green Infrastructure Improvements

Monday, October 12, 2015  |  Brian.R

We have two community meetings coming up this week to update residents on plans for green infrastructure improvements in their neighborhoods. These meetings are designed to provide important information about upcoming construction and to get feedback from neighbors, so if you live near one of these projects, please come out to learn more!...

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New Video: Philly Water Art Strengthens River Connections

Wednesday, September 23, 2015  |  Brian.R

Since the dozens of colorful vinyl pieces created by artist Eurhi Jones for Waterways were designed to act as steppingstones linking Pretzel Park to a vastly improved Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center with tons of important stormwater features, we wanted to know how many people knew about those improvements....

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Urban Trees: Study Says They're Really, Really Good for Us

Thursday, September 17, 2015  |  Brian.R

We came across an interesting read recently that looks at a study in Toronto that sought to determine the economic and health benefits associated with trees in urban settings. Here's a summary of the study that appeared in a July 23 New Yorker article titled "How Trees Calm Us Down":...

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Hooked: Great Turnout for Philly Fun Fishing Fest

Tuesday, September 15, 2015  |  Brian.R

A few clouds and some high water weren't enough to keep people from enjoying some fine Schuylkill River fishing on Saturday, and the Philly Fun Fishing Fest saw one of its biggest crowds ever during the 11th annual event....

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Northeast Residents Learn About New Green Sites

Friday, September 11, 2015  |  Brian.R

Philadelphia Water held two community meetings in the Northeast in late August to talk about upcoming Green City, Clean Waters projects. Both projects will bring green infrastructure tools that manage stormwater to neighborhood recreation areas—the Max Myers Playground at Busleton and Magee avenues and Moss Park at Torresdale and Cheltenham avenues....

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Community Meeting for Lanier Park Stormwater Improvements

Thursday, September 10, 2015  |  Brian.R

This project is part of Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters program which works to improve the health of our local rivers. By storing rain water under the park and then letting it soak into the ground through natural processes, we can help keep the Schuylkill River clean. Philadelphia Water’s construction work will start before the overall Lanier Playground Improvement Project planned by Parks...

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