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The Land is Ours!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013  |  PublicRC

For the last fifteen years, neighbors cleaned and protected the remaining 6 acres of the Anderson and Woodbrook land not yet touched by development in the Wissahickon. After learning that developers were seeking to build a condominium complex of over twenty five 1,200 square foot houses, neighbors campaigned to save the land....

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Congratulations to Our 2013 Spokesdog Winners!

Monday, October 28, 2013  |  PublicRC

On Saturday, October 19th, fifteen Spokesdog finalists from two participating neighborhoods (Fitler Square and University City) came out to compete for one crown. After careful consideration of which dog would make the best Spokesdog, judges announced and crowned the winners!...

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Marking Storm Drains With TTF and Hackley School!

Thursday, October 24, 2013  |  PublicRC

On Thursday October 3rd, TTF teamed up with 7th graders from Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY to mark 150 stormwater drains with stickers that say “No Dumping, Drains to River” to help raise awareness in the surrounding neighborhood about where litter goes when it enters the drain....

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Coming Soon: Grants for Managing Stormwater on Your Commercial Property

Wednesday, October 16, 2013  |  PublicRC

PWD is happy to announce the next round of Stormwater Management Incentives Program (SMIP) grants. The Water Department works with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) to provide funding to stimulate investment in stormwater best management practices to mitigate the impacts of stormwater runoff....

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The Legacy of the Spokesdog Continues!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013  |  PublicRC

When pet waste is left on the ground, rainwater or melted snow washes it into our storm drains and into the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers, harming the health of the water. But the Spokesdog is out to change that! Philly Water’s Best Friend is on a mission to keep our waterways clean by encouraging dog owners to pick up after their pets....

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Last TTF Block Party TONIGHT

Wednesday, July 31, 2013  |  PublicRC

Tonight the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership will host their final block party! Free water ice and soft pretzels, as well as nature walks, hands-on activities and educational opportunities will be in abundance!...

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Vote for the Next Spokesdog -- Only Three Days Left!

Monday, July 29, 2013  |  PublicRC

et your votes in! The Spokesdog Competition closes on Thursday, July 31st. Be sure to cast your vote here, up to one vote per hour, until Thursday. The top 15 dogs from both Fitler Square and University City will be nominated to participate in a Community Competition Day! After each day, a Spokesdog will be crowned for their respective neighborhood!...

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"The Oval" to Open

Wednesday, July 10, 2013  |  PublicRC

This summer, the familiar oval parking lot in front of the Art Museum will become Philadelphia’s ““new shape of fun.”...

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