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All posts tagged: Environmental Stewardship

blog entries tagged "Environmental Stewardship"

Submersible Science: Philly Students Launch Underwater Drone with PWD

Thursday, June 15, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

While most Philadelphia students were heading home early due a heat wave this past Tuesday, four 11th grade students from Mariana Bracetti Academy were busy suiting up in full-body chest waders, a necessary piece of gear for the mission at hand: launching a submersible, camera-equipped drone in Frankford Creek....

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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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PPD Project Would Protect and Serve... Philly's Rivers

Monday, February 20, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

At the Philadelphia Water Department, we're always looking for ways to team up with sister departments like Parks and Recreation, Streets, the Dept. of Public Property and non-profits to build new Green City, Clean Waters tools that manage stormwater on public property......

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PSA from Your Dog: Smart Deicing Tips to Protect the Environment and Pets

Thursday, January 5, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

Did you know using too much salt and other ice-melting chemicals can hurt pet paws? Smart use of deicing products can also help minimize impacts on our watersheds. If you're the kind of person who thinks about the health of our urban watersheds, you've probably wondered if using too much salt on driveways and sidewalks can hurt Philly's rivers and creeks....

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Nominations Wanted: 2017 'Excellence in GSI Awards'

Wednesday, January 4, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

What projects and people are making an impact on green stormwater infrastructure in our region? Last year saw the first-ever Excellence in GSI Awards, an effort by the Sustainable Business Network's Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners to answer that question and highlight the best in local green stormwater projects and the people making them happen......

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New Filling Stations, 12,000 Free Reusable Bottles to Fight Plastic Bottle Litter

Thursday, October 22, 2015  |  Brian.R

Mayor Michael Nutter will join partners in this campaign at Kelly Drive and Fountain Green Drive on Friday, Oct. 23 at 12 p.m. in announcing a new network of water bottle filling stations that will stretch along Kelly Drive from East Falls to Boathouse Row, providing convenient access to free drinking water on one of the region’s most popular recreational trails....

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Fish Fest: Inspiring Life-Long Watershed Stewards

Friday, August 28, 2015  |  Brian.R

There’s something about fishing—the wonder, perhaps, that you inevitably experience when you cast your line into the water and hope that something will appear, alive and fighting, on the other end—that makes it an especially potent way of getting people hooked on "watershed stewardship."...

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DC Reminds Us: The 'Why' Behind Green City, Clean Waters

Friday, May 22, 2015  |  Brian.R

We couldn't help but notice all the buzz down in Washington this week as they made the case for green to residents and unveiled revised stormwater plans relying heavily on green infrastructure. We congratulate DC Water on a big step in the right the right direction! Their debut also reminded us of our Green City, Clean Waters rollout way back in 2011, and got us thinking about the "why" behind gre...

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