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All posts tagged: Schuylkill Watershed

blog entries tagged "Schuylkill Watershed"



Mural, Pocket Park Being Celebrated Earth Day Weekend

Friday, April 20, 2018

Last summer, we joined artist Paul Santoleri and Roxborough and residents for a community painting event that laid the foundation for Watershed, the mural that now overlooks the neighborhood’s newest community green space–Roxborough Pocket Park. Just in time for Earth Day weekend, Santoleri’s work is finished and will be celebrated with a dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. this Saturday, April 21st....

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With help from Residents, Point Breeze Vacant Lot Is Becoming a River-Protecting Green Space

Thursday, June 22, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

Members of the Philadelphia Water Department's Public Engagement team joined the local non-profit Diversified Community Services and area block captains on June 10 to clean the publicly-owned lot at Point Breeze Avenue and Mifflin Street—the future home of a rain garden that will soak up stormwater and bring regular maintenance to the site through Philadelphia's Green City, Clean Waters program....

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Start a Conversation About Protecting Water: Add Wildlife Markers to Your Block

Thursday, June 1, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

Adding our storm drain markers—each with a unique type of aquatic wildlife depending on your watershed—to your block can start a conversation with neighbors about how communities can protect local waterways. Many people don't realize that what goes down storm drains can harm local animals like otters, turtles, herons, endangered fish and more......

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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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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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10 Days Left to Apply for Schuylkill River Restoration Fund Grants

Monday, February 6, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

The 2017 Schuylkill River Restoration Fund Grant Round is now open! The Schuylkill River Restoration Fund provides grants to government agencies and non-profit organizations for projects that improve the quality of water in the watershed—a watershed that provides millions of people with their daily drinking water and acts as a major economic generator......

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