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Mussel Hatchery Returns to Fairmount Water Works: Tiny aquatic animals are revitalizing our local rivers.

July 17, 2023  |  Grace Maiorano

We’re commissioning some unlikely creatures to help keep our waterways clean – mussels. After being closed for more than two years following flood damage from Hurricane Ida, the Freshwater Mussel Hatchery at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center is having a busy spring and summer. This season will mark the third full year PWD is […]

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Wanted: West Phila. Students for Watershed Stewardship Training

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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Submersible Science: Philly Students Launch Underwater Drone with PWD

June 15, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

While most Philadelphia students were heading home early due a heat wave this past Tuesday, four 11th grade students from Mariana Bracetti Academy were busy suiting up in full-body chest waders, a necessary piece of gear for the mission at hand: launching a submersible, camera-equipped drone in Frankford Creek.

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