On Saturday, November 5, volunteers all around Philadelphia will gather to clean and green their local parks (find your nearest park here). When you participate in this weekend's Love Your Park day, you're also helping out your watershed by clearing debris and litter that might otherwise end up in a storm drain. And at Vernon Park in Germantown, where the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership recently led an effort to install a rain garden (volunteers preparing the ground are pictured above), the clean-up effort will be joined by Mayor Michael Nutter, Parks & Recreation Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis and PWD Commissioner Howard Neukrug. Vernon Park is at 5818 Germantown Ave., and the event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
News Stream: Mt. Airy Rain Barrels
The Philadelphia Water Department and the Mt. Airy Business Improvement District are rolling out the rain barrels along Germantown Avenue this spring.
Happy Birthday, Green City, Clean Waters!
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PWD Director of Laboratory Services to EPA: Update Drinking Water Standards!
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Good Economy Challenge to Candidates Features Green City, Clean Waters
The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) has stepped into the fray of this year’s city elections to offer up the “Good Economy Challenge” to all of the candidates for mayor an...