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blog entries tagged "Advocacy Groups"

Happy #WorldTurtleDay, Philly!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  Brian Rademaekers

The American Tortoise Rescue organization has hosted this special day all about our shelled friends for the last 17 years to help people “celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world.” That mission strikes a cord with us because we often see (and occasionally interact with) turtles in our daily efforts to protect and improve Philadelphia waterways...

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Love Your Park: Celebrate the Green Spaces Protecting Your Water

Friday, May 12, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

From the very beginning, the Fairmount Park system has been an important tool for protecting Philadelphia's rivers and streams, and to read the history of our park system is to read a story of city planners striving to create natural buffers to protect rivers and streams from industry and development.....

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Flood Risk Management Task Force: Manayunk Public Meeting

Friday, April 28, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

Members of the Manayunk community and Philadelphia residents are invited to join City officials for a special meeting highlighting ongoing efforts to protect neighborhoods from the impacts of flooding and storms. The talk is being hosted by the City of Philadelphia's Flood Risk Management Task Force......

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Bartram's Mile Opening + More Earth Day Events for Philly Watershed Advocates

Wednesday, April 19, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

Since a big part of our mission at the Philadelphia Water Department includes protecting and advocating for our rivers and streams—our drinking water sources—Earth Day is a natural fit for us. Earth Day 2017 will be celebrated this Saturday, April 22, and we'll be there for one of Philly's biggest green events......

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Philadelphia Water Department's Kelly Drive Water Stations Set to Return

Wednesday, April 12, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

With the return of warmer weather, we're preparing to restore service at our four Schuylkill River Trail/Kelly Drive water stations and plan to have them online by the end of April. The stations made their debut in spring 2016 and were winterized and closed in late November 2016 to protect the internal......

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Adopters Welcome New Green to Roxborough

Monday, April 10, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

The members of the Friends of Upper Roxborough Reservoir Preserve seen here held a cleanup and planted wildflower meadow seed mix at a green stormwater swale located along Summit Avenue in Roxborough. The group maintains the site with support from a mini-grant provided through our Soak It Up Adoption program......

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Paint Day at Smith Playground: Learn About Green Improvements and Send Connor Barwin a Message

Tuesday, March 14, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

While Philly is mourning the news that Eagles defensive end and super citizen Connor Barwin is headed to another team, his Make the World Better Foundation has pledged to continue its good work and is moving forward on projects the fan-favorite helped to fund. One of those projects is the renovation of West Passyunk's Smith Playground......

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