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Love Your Park: Celebrate the Green Spaces Protecting Your Water

Friday, May 12, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

From the very beginning, the Fairmount Park system has been an important tool for protecting Philadelphia's rivers and streams, and to read the history of our park system is to read a story of city planners striving to create natural buffers to protect rivers and streams from industry and development.....

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Paint Day at Smith Playground: Learn About Green Improvements and Send Connor Barwin a Message

Tuesday, March 14, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

While Philly is mourning the news that Eagles defensive end and super citizen Connor Barwin is headed to another team, his Make the World Better Foundation has pledged to continue its good work and is moving forward on projects the fan-favorite helped to fund. One of those projects is the renovation of West Passyunk's Smith Playground......

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PPD Project Would Protect and Serve... Philly's Rivers

Monday, February 20, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

At the Philadelphia Water Department, we're always looking for ways to team up with sister departments like Parks and Recreation, Streets, the Dept. of Public Property and non-profits to build new Green City, Clean Waters tools that manage stormwater on public property......

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Thank You, MLK Day of Service Volunteers, for Helping Philly Rivers

Monday, January 16, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

While MLK Day doesn't have the same environmental focus as say, Earth Day, the fact is, a lot of the work being done in King's honor during today's Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service—an event being touted as the biggest MLK Day volunteer effort in the nation—will help Philly's rivers and creeks......

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Make Your Block Pop: Get Watershed Markers for Your Sidewalks!

Thursday, May 5, 2016  |  Brian.R

Last year, Philadelphia Water crews cleaned over 100,000 storm drains in neighborhoods all over the city. While that number is impressive, we still need your help—and not just in the never-ending effort to keep storm drains clear of trash, leaves, snow and other debris....

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Guerin Rec Recap: We're Here to Listen

Friday, October 30, 2015  |  Brian.R

We hold lots of neighborhood meetings for our Green City, Clean Waters projects because we value feedback from residents. Our meeting Monday at Guerin Recreation Center caught a lot of attention—over 90 people came to voice their opinions on the stormwater management project proposed for the site. We work hard to get community members involved, so we appreciate that kind of turnout....

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Urban Trees: Study Says They're Really, Really Good for Us

Thursday, September 17, 2015  |  Brian.R

We came across an interesting read recently that looks at a study in Toronto that sought to determine the economic and health benefits associated with trees in urban settings. Here's a summary of the study that appeared in a July 23 New Yorker article titled "How Trees Calm Us Down":...

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