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Want One of These Beauties? We WOODn’t Wait!

Friday, June 1, 2018  |  Brian Rademaekers

If you’ve been considering getting a wood downspout planter for your home through Philadelphia’s Rain Check program, now is the time to act! Beginning on July 1, 2018, the participant cost for the wood downspout planter will increase...

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Join Us in Making Germantown's Bringhurst Park Greener

Monday, March 26, 2018

As part of ongoing efforts to involve residents in designing these planned green improvements, we are currently working with neighbors and others who use Bringhurst Park to revamp the space and add stormwater management features. A meeting to discuss the project and collect feedback about possible improvements will be held at the park on Wednesday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m....

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Calling Changemakers: Follow this AmeriCorps VISTA's Lead

Friday, March 23, 2018  |  Sam Boden

by Sam Boden, current VISTA | I jumped into my AmeriCorps VISTA service year with no idea what to expect. Even though I was provided with a project description and ample training from the city and CNCS (Corporation for National and Community Service), I wondered how I would make an impact while working for a municipal water utility....

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Wanted: West Phila. Students for Watershed Stewardship Training

Monday, March 5, 2018  |  Brian Rademaekers

In a recent talk hosted by the TTF Watershed Partnership, acclaimed author Richard Louv urged Philadelphia parents to make sure their kids are getting enough “Vitamin N”—as in nature. Thanks to the new Philadelphia Watershed Stewardship program, West Philadelphia youth can get a healthy dose of nature along with valuable life and career skills. There’s even a stipend to sweeten the pot....

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1,000 Greened Acres (So Far): It Took a City

Monday, October 30, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

As we've seen over the last six years, to really transform Philadelphia's landscape on a scale that's big enough to have a real impact on our rivers, it takes more than just Water Department crews and contractors building rain gardens. In fact, it takes a whole city working together, not to mention supportive partners......

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