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Sixty Square Feet of Inspiration

Monday, July 25, 2011  |  None

It's been almost a month since we last mentioned PWD's green roof bus shelter at 15th and Market, and now that the novelty has died down, you might be wondering what all the fuss was about. After all, it's only 60 square feet of green roof—how much of a difference can it really make?...

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Pottsville Says: No Dumping!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011  |  MFritch

Beginning next week, storm drains in Pottsville—approximately 120 river miles upstream of Philadelphia—will be marked with the "No Dumping! Drains To River"...

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You're Invited: Green Home, Clean Waters

Monday, July 18, 2011  |  None

PWD's Green City, Clean Waters plan isn't just about the city installing porous paving and constructing stormwater tree trenches—you can get involved with the effort by undertaking projects on your own property....

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We've Been Shad

Tuesday, July 12, 2011  |  None

Our post from earlier this month about American shad ascending the Schuylkill above Norristown for the first time in nearly 200 years contained a fish story of a different sort, as we mentioned that George Washington (pictured above, on the banks of some other river besides the Schuylkill) may have fed his troops Schuylkill shad during trying Revolutionary times....

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