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All posts tagged: Sourcewater/Watershed Protection

blog entries tagged "Sourcewater/Watershed Protection"

You Won't Believe These Deals!: Shockingly low prices on river-saving rain gardens – all year 'round

Friday, November 23, 2018

Since people are on the hunt for holiday steals, we thought this would be a good time to tell you what a great deal Philly residents can get on rain gardens, one the most cost-effective tools for residential sustainable stormwater management, throughout the year. This is no Cyber Monday deal, but now really is the ideal time to start your rain garden by taking one of our free workshops!...

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Coming up: Join Us to Discuss Ideas for Growing Private Green Infrastructure

Friday, December 29, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

We recently issued an official "Request for Information," or RFI, supporting the City's efforts to grow the footprint of green stormwater infrastructure on private and non-City property. To help answer any questions and provide more details about why we issued this RFI, we're hosting an information session on January 10, 2018....

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Latest Philadelphia Water Quality Data Out Now

Monday, June 26, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

Philadelphia residents have 24/7 access to top-quality water, a fact that they check themselves thanks to annual reports the Philadelphia Water Department releases detailing a year's worth of data. This transparency is a defining quality for public water providers like PWD, and we take pride in the tremendous effort that goes into the constant monitoring done at our labs......

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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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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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RSVP Now to Join 10,000 Friends in Honoring Green City, Clean Waters

Monday, January 16, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

The Philadelphia Water Department is thrilled to receive the 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania's Excellence in Public Infrastructure Award in recognition of the success of the Green City, Clean Waters program. Commissioner Debra A. McCarty will accept the honor at the 2016 Commonwealth Awards......

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Thank You, MLK Day of Service Volunteers, for Helping Philly Rivers

Monday, January 16, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

While MLK Day doesn't have the same environmental focus as say, Earth Day, the fact is, a lot of the work being done in King's honor during today's Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service—an event being touted as the biggest MLK Day volunteer effort in the nation—will help Philly's rivers and creeks......

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