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Watershed History: Roxborough Water Works

Thursday, May 19, 2011  |  MFritch

By the end of the 1850s, it was already apparent to Henry P.M. Birkinbine, chief engineer of the Philadelphia Water Department, that the northwestern section of the city—including Roxborough, Manayunk, and Chestnut Hill—would need to be served by its own water works....

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You're Invited: We Are Our Water

Thursday, May 19, 2011  |  MFritch

Join us at the Urban Sustainability Forum tonight from 6:00 to 6:30 at the Academy of Natural Sciences' Main Auditorium for We Are Our Water: How to Protect Our Health, Communities, and Pocketbooks by Using Water Wisely....

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Race Street Pier Opens Today

Thursday, May 12, 2011  |  MFritch

The Race Street Pier—a one-acre public park that extends into the Delaware River near the Ben Franklin Bridge—debuts today at 2 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mayor Michael Nutter....

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Life Aquatic: American Shad

Thursday, April 28, 2011  |  Brian.R

In honor of Shadfest—Penn Treaty Park's annual celebration of arts, music, food, craft beer and the Delaware riverfront's past and present—this week we're featuring the American shad....

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Cobbs Creek 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, April 24, 2011  |  MFritch

Rain didn't dampen the first annual Darby-Cobbs 5K Run/Walk on April 23rd—approximately 150 participants and mayors from three municipalities (including Philadelphia's own mayor, Michael Nutter) showed up for the event....

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