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Fishin' Around

Tuesday, March 11, 2014  |  PublicRC

Ever wonder what kinds of fish are fishin’ around in the Schuylkill River? Take a peek into the underwater world at the Fairmount Water Works’ lab to learn how fish can be biological indicators of the health of the river....

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Greening Philadelphia: Short Films Screenings at Temple University

Wednesday, February 26, 2014  |  PublicRC

GreenTreks is sharing stories that change the world! GreenTreks, a Philadelphia based non-profit communications firm, created some recent shorts focusing on the exciting neighborhood greening programs that are changing the face of the City and improving the quality of our waterways....

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The Art of Stormwater

Thursday, February 20, 2014  |  PublicRC

Once again, PWD will participate in the world’s largest indoor Flower Show – this year focusing on the “Art of Stormwater.” The Pennsylvania Horticulture Society’s Philadelphia Flower Show is coming to the Convention Center March 1st through March 9th....

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EPA Briefing: A Chance to Connect it all Together

Tuesday, February 18, 2014  |  PublicRC

Members from the Community Design Collaborative (CDC), Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gathered together on January 21st to share their expertise around plans for the implementation of green stormwater infrastructure in Philadelphia and other cities across the country....

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PWD Updates Development Regulations

Tuesday, February 11, 2014  |  MWood

Every time land is developed in Philadelphia we can improve the water quality in our rivers and streams. Since 2006, PWD has been regulating some private land development in the City....

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Philly Green Opportunities

Wednesday, February 5, 2014  |  PublicRC

Join the Tookany/Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) for breakfast and coffee! Next Tuesday, on February 11th, TTF will host an information and networking breakfast....

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Residential Stormwater RFP Opportunity

Monday, February 3, 2014  |  MWood

The Philadelphia Water Department recently posted a request for proposal (RFP) for the management of two of our residential stormwater programs: Rain Check and Rain Barrels....

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