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This Saturday: Green Roofs 101

Wednesday, January 4, 2012  |  MFritch

Want to know the basics behind green roofs? Join master gardener Stephanie Alarcon on Saturday, January 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Horticultural Center in Fairmount Park for a discussion on the fundamental issues in green roof planning....

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11 For 2011: The Media Sends the Message

Wednesday, December 28, 2011  |  MFritch

When it comes to spreading the word about Green City, Clean Waters—Philadelphia's 25-year plan to protect and enhance our watersheds largely through green infrastructure—PWD had a lot of help in 2011....

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11 For 2011: Hunting Park Tree Trenches and Planters

Monday, December 26, 2011  |  None

PWD's Watersheds blog closes out the year with a list of 11 green missions accomplished in 2011, from innovative stormwater management projects and stream restorations to groundbreaking policy agreements and energy-generating solar arrays....

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11 For 2011: Queen Lane Bumpouts

Friday, December 23, 2011  |  MFritch

Philadelphia's first stormwater bumpouts debuted this summer on Queen Lane in East Falls. Stormwater bumpouts are just one of PWD's green stormwater infrastructure tools to reduce runoff and prevent combined sewer overflows into our rivers and streams....

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11 For 2011: Venice Island Groundbreaking

Thursday, December 22, 2011  |  MFritch

On Nov. 1, city officials broke ground on Venice Island in Manayunk, the site of a $46 million project whose main component is a large underground storage basin that will prevent stormwater runoff from entering the Schuylkill River....

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