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Greening Lea Playground

Friday, October 17, 2014  |  PublicRC

Congratulations to Lea Elementary School which recently completed phase I of its playground transformation project! Previously an asphalt lot, the Greening Lea project will revitalize the school’s 41,000 square foot playground and convert it into a vibrant, fun educational space for the school and the larger community....

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Meet the 2014 Philadelphia Spokesdog Winners!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014  |  PublicRC

Congratulations to the winners of our 2014 Philly Water’s Best Friend Spokesdog Competition: Daisy Ann, a hound dog from Lower Moyamensing and Gracie, a corgi from Juniata! These two eco-friendly pups and their guardians will teach neighbors about the importance of picking up after their pets to keep our waterways clean....

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Venice Island is Opening!

Friday, September 26, 2014  |  Brian.R

After years of hard work and collaboration between the Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia Parks and Recreations, and the Manayunk community, Venice Island will open to the public!...

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For the Love of Water FLOW

Friday, September 19, 2014  |  PublicRC

This Sunday, September 21st, show your affection for water by joining the Fairmount Water Works for FLOW, a festival for the Love of Water....

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A Fishing Success on Schuylkill Banks

Friday, September 12, 2014  |  PublicRC

On Saturday, September 6th, the Philadelphia Water Department, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and PA Fish & Boat convened at Schuylkill Banks for the 10th Annual Philly Fun Fishing Fest. With sunny, perfect weather it was a great opportunity for family and friends to unwind by the water and try their hand at fishing....

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A Greener Hackett Elementary Brings Excitement to the Neighborhood

Tuesday, September 9, 2014  |  PublicRC

Horatio B. Hackett Elementary School is lucky to have a large schoolyard—nearly an acre of land in the middle of the city—but many people describe it as a “sea of pavement.” As it stands, the schoolyard is almost completely covered in asphalt but will soon transform into a lush green space with benefits for students, the neighboring communities and the environment....

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Upcoming Rain Barrel Workshops

Wednesday, September 3, 2014  |  PublicRC

Great news! We have eight new rain barrel workshops scheduled. Visit our webpage to learn more about the program and sign up for a workshop....

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