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

Thomas Jefferson University Runoff Capture and Reuse System

Thomas Jefferson University Runoff Capture and Reuse System

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The Thomas Jefferson University’s new Dorrance H. Hamilton building, an educational center for the campus, is accompanied by a 1.6 acre public plaza that includes features designed to reduce stormwater runoff to Philadelphia’s sewer system. Continue reading

Monestary Stables Runoff Control Project

Monestary Stables Runoff Control Project

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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