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Scenes from the Fishing Fest!

Thursday, October 13, 2011  |  MFritch

As they say, good things come to those who wade! After two rain checks, the Philly Fun Fishing Fest turned out to be the perfect day to enjoy the Schuylkill Banks....

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From The Archives: Seals at the Fairmount Aquarium, 1924

Wednesday, September 28, 2011  |  MFritch

In case you missed last week's presentation at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center (From Turbines To Tanks, a history of the Fairmount Aquarium by guest speaker Samantha Muka), here's hard evidence that seals were once among the residents of the Water Works....

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Notes From The LID Symposium

Tuesday, September 27, 2011  |  MFritch

The Philadelphia Low Impact Development Symposium kicked off yesterday with a keynote presentation by Philadelphia Water Department Commissioner Howard Neukrug; the speech focused on Philly's green infrastructure, its relationship to recent flooding conditions, and PWD's focus on helping low-income customers manage stormwater....

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Fishing Fest Postponed...Again

Friday, September 23, 2011  |  MFritch

Sorry, folks—the 2011 Philly Fun Fishing Fest has again been postponed due to rain. Make-up date to be determined; we'll post rescheduling information as soon as we can....

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PARK(ing) Shots

Tuesday, September 20, 2011  |  MFritch

Meetings were held. Lunches were eaten. Books were browsed. PARK(ing) Day 2011 was a huge success throughout Philadelphia, as approximately 30 organizations installed temporary parks in metered parking spaces on Friday....

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