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Give Water Some Respect with Watershed Wit!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015  |  Brian.R

At the start of the month, we lamented in the Philadelphia Inquirer that water infrastructure, which is often underground and out of sight, just doesn’t seem to get the same attention or funding as things that we see daily, like roads and bridges....

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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 Bill Encourages Green Roofs, Density

Thursday, October 8, 2015  |  Brian.R

Green City, Clean Waters is the biggest plan in the U.S. designed to manage stormwater with green infrastructure, and that means Philadelphia Water will take all the help it can get from developers who want to add value to their properties while also lessening the negative environmental impacts with green stormwater tools....

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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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Through Rain, Sleet, Snow and Papal Madness, We'll Be Here

Tuesday, September 22, 2015  |  Brian.R

With Pope Francis just days away from his historic visit to the City of Brotherly Love, you can almost feel the excitement in the air. Like other city agencies and utilities, we've been engaged in months of planning to make sure the visit goes smoothly....

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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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