Overbrook Environmental Education Center Stormwater Management Techniques

Overbrook Environmental Education Center Stormwater Management Techniques

Description

Juveniles Active in Science & Technology (JASTECH) Development Services, Inc. has reinvented a 2-acre former quarry brownfield site into an education center for ecological design and sustainable technologies. Continue reading

Monestary Stables Runoff Control Project

Monestary Stables Runoff Control Project

Description

Wissahickon Creek was suffering from erosion damage and pollutant overload near the site of Monastery Stables in the Wissahickon Valley Park until 2005, when the Philadelphia Water Department and Fairmount Park Commission intervened and applied for grants to fund projects to mitigate the problem. Continue reading

Models for Stormwater Management on Reclaiming Vacant Land

Models for Stormwater Management on Reclaiming Vacant Land

Description

A partnership between The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) and The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) led to the formation of a plan in 2005 to incorporate stormwater management techniques into the Greenway Project, which sought to stabilize abandoned inner city lots. Continue reading

Mill Creek HOPE IV Site Redevelopment Stormwater Management Techniques

Mill Creek HOPE IV Site Redevelopment Stormwater Management Techniques

Description

In 2002, the Philadelphia Housing Authority partnered with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) on the redevelopment of the Mill Creek housing project, a 12.6 acre site located in West Philadelphia. Continue reading

Haven in the Goodlands Stormwater Management Plan

Haven in the Goodlands Stormwater Management Plan

Description

Centro Nuevo Creacion (New Creation Community Center) serves as the site for an after-school program and community workshops, classes and summer enrichment programs in Philadelphia’s West Kensington neighborhood known as the Badlands. Continue reading

Friends Center Stormwater Management Techniques

Friends Center Stormwater Management Techniques

Description

The Friends Center in Philadelphia encompasses 3 buildings and 2 exterior courtyards that span 1.26 acres. A new renovation project is currently underway and includes the restoration of the historic Meeting House and a four-story office building. Continue reading

Awbury Arboretum Watershed Restoration Project

Awbury Arboretum Watershed Restoration Project

Description

The landscape preserved by the Awbury Arboretum is important because a spring located on the grounds is a first-order tributary to the Wingohocking Creek, which is otherwise completely buried under the urban infrastructure of the city. Continue reading

Cobbs Creek Corridor Stormwater Management Plan

Cobbs Creek Corridor Stormwater Management Plan

Description

To improve a corridor of Cobbs Creek upstream from the existing Marshall Road restoration site, A.D. Marble and Company designed a site plan in 2005 for the Philadelphia Water Department.  Continue reading