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11 For 2011: Hunting Park Tree Trenches and Planters

Monday, December 26, 2011  |  None

PWD's Watersheds blog closes out the year with a list of 11 green missions accomplished in 2011, from innovative stormwater management projects and stream restorations to groundbreaking policy agreements and energy-generating solar arrays....

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11 For 2011: Queen Lane Bumpouts

Friday, December 23, 2011  |  MFritch

Philadelphia's first stormwater bumpouts debuted this summer on Queen Lane in East Falls. Stormwater bumpouts are just one of PWD's green stormwater infrastructure tools to reduce runoff and prevent combined sewer overflows into our rivers and streams....

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11 For 2011: Venice Island Groundbreaking

Thursday, December 22, 2011  |  MFritch

On Nov. 1, city officials broke ground on Venice Island in Manayunk, the site of a $46 million project whose main component is a large underground storage basin that will prevent stormwater runoff from entering the Schuylkill River....

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Harvard Crimson Meets Philadelphia Green

Wednesday, December 14, 2011  |  MFritch

Earlier this month, Harvard's Graduate School of Design hosted "The Philadelphia Story: Planning, Politics and Reality," a panel discussion led by Loeb fellow and Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron....

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Making News: Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed

Tuesday, November 22, 2011  |  MFritch

Julie Slavet, executive director of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, recently appeared on Comcast's Newsmakers program to talk about the organization's efforts to restore and preserve the health of Tookany/Tacony/Frankford creek....

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