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All posts tagged: Wissahickon Watershed



Earth Day Exhibit Reveals Philly’s Trash Problem

April 21, 2015  |  Public Affairs

Anyone who’s taken the time to enjoy the many scenic opportunities afforded by Philly’s waterways has had that moment—you’re soaking in the green and sunshine, marveling at the natural beauty of a river or stream cutting through the urban landscape. And then, some ugly piece of litter breaks the mirage, reminding you that you are, indeed, still in a very big city. One with a trash problem.

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This Place Is BMPing: Saylor Grove

January 6, 2012  |  Matt Fritch, Environmental Engineer

Before the Philadelphia Water Department constructed a stormwater wetland at Saylor Grove in Fairmount Park, the area received an excessive amount of runoff that drained into Monoshone Creek, a tributary to the Wissahickon, resulting in erosion of the Monoshone and impaired water quality.

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