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

Warwick County Park Stormwater Management Techniques

Warwick County Park Stormwater Management Techniques

Description

The BMPs incorporated into the Warwick County Park Day-Use Area Improvements Project were needed in order to effectively manage the runoff contributed from construction of additional asphalt parking areas, a new pavilion and a new park office and administration building, as well as from the large drainage area surrounding the park. 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