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

Wayne Art Center Stormwater Management Techniques

Wayne Art Center Stormwater Management Techniques

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The stormwater management improvements at Wayne Art Center include three rain gardens and a pervious asphalt parking lot with a subsurface storage and infiltration system. Continue reading

Waterview Recreation Center Stormwater Management Techniques

Waterview Recreation Center Stormwater Management Techniques

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Meliora Environmental Design, LLC and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, funded by the Philadelphia Water Department, designed stormwater improvements at the Waterview Recreation Center to increase the amount of greening on the site, which will help reduce the combined sewer overflow problem in Philadelphia. Continue reading

Sheridan Street Housing Site Stormwater Plan

Sheridan Street Housing Site Stormwater Plan

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Sheridan Street Housing is affordable, environmentally sustainable housing that seeks to support neighborhood linkages between the Temple University and Northern Liberties neighborhoods, as well as diversify the housing offerings in the neighborhood. Continue reading

Second Ward Park & Playground Stormwater Management Techniques

Second Ward Park & Playground Stormwater Management Techniques

Description

The objective of the retrofit project was to incorporate stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) into the recreational improvements being planned by the Township with an overall goal of improving water quality and water resource conditions in the Darby-Cobbs Creek watershed as well as controlling local flooding. Continue reading