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WHYY: History Explains East Germantown Flood

Thursday, October 27, 2011  |  MFritch

An article earlier this month by NewsWorks' Nicole Juday examines the historical reasons for the flash flooding responsible for the drowning death of a young woman in East Germantown on September 8....

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Venice Island Update

Tuesday, October 25, 2011  |  MFritch

The construction of an underground storage basin at Venice Island is underway, and demolition of the existing recreation facilities is complete....

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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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