Tag Archive: stormwater

Philly Water Department Highlights Local Stormwater Pioneer

This month, the Philadelphia Water Department announced that the very first Stormwater Pioneer award has been given to my local Stanley’s True Value Hardware. You may remember I recognized the effectiveness of the… Continue reading

Rails-to-Trails Project Comes to Manayunk

The Schuylkill River is an economic, environmental, recreational, and aesthetic asset to southeastern Pennsylvania. The River’s industrial past can be seen in it’s canal, towpath, railroad, and bridges – all of which are… Continue reading

Implementation Innovation

Not only is the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) pursuing innovative and green stormwater management techniques and tools, but they are also thinking outside-of-the-box and coming up with innovative implementation techniques that gather community… Continue reading

Complete Streets for Philadelphia: “Making it Happen”

As I mentioned last week, Philadelphia just recently released a Complete Streets Design Manual in draft form. This document is in response to a Complete Streets Executive Order from June 2009 that made… Continue reading

How to Combat West Nile – the Green Way?

Sometimes I wonder why I bother to read the news… last week I read about a medical study that found that the West Nile Virus can slowly destroy your kidneys even if you… Continue reading

What Philadelphia is Not Doing

Portland, Oregon is a great proponent of sustainable development and stormwater management through their advancements with green streets and eco-districts. But, they have also decided to invest a LOT of time and money… Continue reading

Eco-Districts Abound

Today I went to the presentation “Patchwork: Reconnecting Urban Neighborhoods to Natural Systems” as part of the Academy of Natural Sciences’ Urban Sustainability Forum and was slightly surprised to find that the “Patchwork”… Continue reading

On Location: Green Parking in AP

Biking around Asbury Park, New Jersey this weekend I discovered a great example of a green parking lot. It would have been much easier to just blacktop the entire space, but instead the… Continue reading

Scoop That Poop!

Scoop That Poop! It’s that simple. As harmless and “natural” as it may seem, your dog’s poop, if gone unchecked can cause serious problems for your local waterways, even if it’s just in… Continue reading

What Lies Beneath

Green stormwater management (slow it down… soak it in) fascinates me in general with its applications for art, education and fun but its ability to help older cities address problems that arise from… Continue reading