Overbrook Environmental Education Center Stormwater Management Techniques

Overbrook Environmental Education Center Stormwater Management Techniques

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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

Models for Stormwater Management on Reclaiming Vacant Land

Models for Stormwater Management on Reclaiming Vacant Land

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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

Metroplex Shopping Center Naturalized Basin

Metroplex Shopping Center Naturalized Basin

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During the construction of Metroplex Shopping Center, a stormwater management basin capable of retaining 1.6 million cubic feet was built along Plymouth Creek, a tributary of the Schuylkill River, at the request of local townships and the DEP. Continue reading

Mayfield Estates Homeowners Association Basin Naturalization

Mayfield Estates Homeowners Association Basin Naturalization

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The aim of this project was to retrofit seven Homeowner Association-owned stormwater basins from traditional mown grass to provide more natural infiltration, greater uptake of stormwater using vegetation and greater community understanding of stormwater issues. Continue reading