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German Engineering: Tempelhof Wasserpark

Monday, September 19, 2011  |  MFritch

Last week, the American Society of Landscape Architects announced the winners of the 2011 Student Awards, and a conceptual design for Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany, caught our eye....

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This Place Is BMPing: Wises Mill Run Stormwater Wetland

Friday, September 9, 2011  |  MFritch

Wises Mill Run, a tributary of Wissahickon Creek, is a waterway that's severely impacted by stormwater flows. After storms, the nearby neighborhood's storm sewers discharge a large volume of water into Wises Mill Run, resulting in erosion of the creek's bed....

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News Stream: WHYY Speaks for the Trees

Wednesday, September 7, 2011  |  MFritch

On yesterday's edition of Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, the topic of discussion was trees—planting and protecting Philadelphia's trees from pests and diseases....

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Philly's First Porous Street 1, Hurricane Irene 0

Tuesday, September 6, 2011  |  MFritch

We'll have a more detailed post in the coming week concerning the performance of Philadelphia's green stormwater infrastructure during Hurricane Irene, but the preliminary report from Percy Street—the city's first porous street, unveiled in June—indicates a unanimous victory for this green project:...

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Wrecking The Rec Center

Thursday, September 1, 2011  |  MFritch

Even if you don't care about stormwater management (and it's our sworn duty to insist you really should), who doesn't like to watch stuff get wrecked?...

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This Place Is BMPing: PA DEP Southeast Regional Office

Thursday, August 25, 2011  |  webmaster

It's not unexpected that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection would have a BMP or two at its regional headquarters—it's kind of like seeing a garage next to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s house, or pink flamingos on John Waters' lawn....

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