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The Big Green Block

Tuesday, May 31, 2011  |  Brian.R

Philadelphia Water continues to work with a coalition of local nonprofits and community groups on the Big Green Block, a multi-component sustainability project at and around Shissler Recreation Center and the Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts....

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Our Solar System

Tuesday, May 24, 2011  |  MFritch

In April, the City of Philadelphia unveiled its first solar photovoltaic system (above), located at PWD's Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant....

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Boats On Parade

Friday, May 20, 2011  |  MFritch

Forget the Dad Vail Regatta—this Sunday, the Tidal Schuylkill Festival wraps up with a non-motorized boat parade, with awards being handed out for "creativity, gall and garishness."...

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Tree Planting Tips

Thursday, May 19, 2011  |  MFritch

Trees are not only beautiful, they also clean the air, stabilize soil and create habitats for birds and other critters....

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You're Invited: We Are Our Water

Thursday, May 19, 2011  |  MFritch

Join us at the Urban Sustainability Forum tonight from 6:00 to 6:30 at the Academy of Natural Sciences' Main Auditorium for We Are Our Water: How to Protect Our Health, Communities, and Pocketbooks by Using Water Wisely....

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Race Street Pier Opens Today

Thursday, May 12, 2011  |  MFritch

The Race Street Pier—a one-acre public park that extends into the Delaware River near the Ben Franklin Bridge—debuts today at 2 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mayor Michael Nutter....

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Life Aquatic: American Shad

Thursday, April 28, 2011  |  Brian.R

In honor of Shadfest—Penn Treaty Park's annual celebration of arts, music, food, craft beer and the Delaware riverfront's past and present—this week we're featuring the American shad....

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