Tredyffrin Township Green Streets/Sidewalks

Tredyffrin Township Green Streets/Sidewalks

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Tredyffrin Township’s Green Streets/Sidewalks incorporated several innovative stormwater management measures, also known as Best Management Practices (BMPs), which are designed to manage stormwater runoff produced by the installation of sidewalks, as well as manage some additional roadway runoff currently affecting the area. Continue reading

Hamilton Family Children’s Zoo at the Philadelphia Zoo

Hamilton Family Children’s Zoo at the Philadelphia Zoo

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The new Hamilton Family Children’s Zoo at the Philadelphia Zoo transforms the former pachyderm building and elephant yard into a new indoor/outdoor interactive children’s zoo where water and its role in supporting the environment are a key educational feature. Continue reading

Stroud Water Research Moorhead Environmental Education Center

Stroud Water Research Moorhead Environmental Education Center

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The Stroud Water Research Moorhead Environmental Education Center, a LEED Platinum facility, was designed to “get the water right” by designing a system that would restore a natural (wooded) water balance to the site through an integrated rainwater management system. Continue reading

Swarthmore College Science Center Stormwater Management Techniques

Swarthmore College Science Center Stormwater Management Techniques

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The renovation of Swarthmore College’s Science facilities was recommended by the college’s long-range planning study, completed in 1999. Continue reading

TreeVitalize Urban Reforestation Program

TreeVitalize Urban Reforestation Program

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In March 2003, a partnership between the USDA Forest Service, American Forests, Inc, and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) produced a study that estimates the five-county Philadelphia region lost 8% of its heavy tree cover (34,000 acres) over the past 15 years. Continue reading

Stony Creek Farms Development Stormwater Management Techniques

Stony Creek Farms Development Stormwater Management Techniques

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Stormwater BMPs were installed to mitigate some of the environmental impacts associated with the construction of Stony Creek Farms, a planned residential community for active adults aged 55 and older. Continue reading