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China and Japan Visit Philadelphia's Green Infrastructure

Wednesday, October 2, 2013  |  PublicRC

Philadelphia’s stormwater management and stream restoration projects reached international ears this month! On September 17th government representatives from Beijing toured the Big Green Block in the Kensington/Fishtown area and two days later members of the Japanese Ecosystem Conservation Society visited Wises Mill in Andorra and the Bells Mill tributary to Wissahickon Park....

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Join Us for the Soak it Up! Exhibition

Monday, September 30, 2013  |  PublicRC

The Green City, Clean Waters program is bringing green stormwater infrastructure to neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. Have you wondered what these projects will look like or how they work?...

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Fishing for Some Fun

Wednesday, September 25, 2013  |  PublicRC

Saturday, September 7th was a picture –perfect fall day for the 9th annual Fish Fest. Over 100 anglers of all different ages came out to Schuylkill Banks to compete for Smallest Fish, Largest Fish, and Most Fish Caught....

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Early Registration for the VUSP Stormwater Symposium is now open!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013  |  PublicRC

The Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership Symposium will host over 50 concurrent technical presentations on all phases of stormwater management. This year’s symposium, “Stormwater from the Ground Up,” is the 7th of its kind to be held at Villanova and it boasts a plethora of speakers....

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Gardens Save Dollars and Make Sense

Thursday, September 5, 2013  |  PublicRC

This Saturday, September 7th, you can explore the green garden oases of South Philadelphia with the South Philadelphia Food Co-op. The Co-op is hosting their 3rd annual South Philly Self-Guided Garden Tour from 1 to 5pm. This past month they’ve been counting down the days with all of the different ways gardens save the city dollars and benefit our well-being....

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Last Call For Philly Fishers!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013  |  PublicRC

Don't forget - the last day to register for this year's Philly Fun Fishing Fest is this Thursday, September 5th! The festival, which will take place this Saturday the 7th, is a catch and release event that doesn't require a fishing license....

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Upcoming - Green City, Clean Waters Info. Session

Thursday, August 29, 2013  |  PublicRC

The Water Department will hold the monthly Green City, Clean Water Information Session next Wednesday, September 11th, from 6pm to 7pm in the Municipal Services Building, 16th Floor, Room C. The Municipal Services Building is located at 1401 JFK Blvd, near City Hall....

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PWD Represented at the 2013 LID Symposium

Thursday, August 22, 2013  |  PublicRC

The Water Department is making waves! Earlier this week we mentioned Erik Haniman working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and today we’d like to feature, Maggie Wood, an Environmental Planner with the Public Affairs department....

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