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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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Call for Artists! Sculpture on the Circuit

Monday, August 25, 2014  |  PublicRC

An estimated one million people use the Schuylkill River Trail throughout the year. The Fairmount Water Works is looking for artists to create prototype art installations for the Schuylkill Trail as part of the Circuit, a 250-mile long series of trails used by joggers, cyclists, commuters and more....

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2014 Philly Fun Fishing Fest

Wednesday, August 20, 2014  |  PaulF

Enjoy the last bit of your summer with family and friends at the 2014 Philly Fun Fishing Fest, where everyone is welcome to catch and release fish on Saturday, September 6th from 7 A.M. to 11 A.M. Anyone can take part in this friendly competition held on Schuylkill Banks (by the Walnut Street Bridge) and have a chance to win prizes in multiple categories during the award ceremony at 11:30 A.M....

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A Clean River Attracts the Bass

Monday, August 11, 2014  |  ChrisA

From river testing to Bassmaster – the Delaware River is in the spotlight. Starting last Thursday, Philadelphia welcomed Bassmaster Elite to the banks of the Delaware....

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