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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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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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World Wildlife Day: Celebrate (and Protect) Philly Watersheds

Friday, March 3, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

Happy World Wildlife Day Philly! We are celebrating Philadelphia's rivers and creeks—which are healthier today than they were even a generation ago—and what that means for the incredible diversity of aquatic wildlife found within them. The investments we're making in Philly neighborhoods through Green City, Clean Waters will make places like the Delaware River and Cobbs Creek even better......

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Get Your Gloves & Grabbers: Spring Watershed Cleanups Are Right Around the Corner!

Thursday, February 9, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

Our first season of volunteer cleanups with local apparel company United By Blue was a huge success, and we're excited to start another round this spring. In 2016, nearly 1,000 volunteers joined PWD, United By Blue, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and other partners at 15 clean ups to remove nearly 33 tons of trash from waterfront green spaces......

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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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Make Your Block Pop: Get Watershed Markers for Your Sidewalks!

Thursday, May 5, 2016  |  Brian.R

Last year, Philadelphia Water crews cleaned over 100,000 storm drains in neighborhoods all over the city. While that number is impressive, we still need your help—and not just in the never-ending effort to keep storm drains clear of trash, leaves, snow and other debris....

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Cleaner Streets = Cleaner Rivers and Creeks

Tuesday, April 19, 2016  |  Brian.R

With more than 900 projects scattered across the city, this Saturday’s Philly Spring Cleanup was the largest ever—and that’s a pretty big deal considering this volunteer-driven event has already been praised as “America’s biggest single-day urban cleanup” for years now....

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