Haverford Reserve Stormwater Education and Rain Garden Installation Program

Haverford Reserve Stormwater Education and Rain Garden Installation Program

Description

Through a Water Resources Education Network (WREN) grant, Haverford Township Parks and Recreation Department received a grant to install a 1,400 square foot rain garden in the largest and most popular park in the Township. 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

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

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Stormwater Management Techniques

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Stormwater Management Techniques

Description

The development of a green roof on the main education building of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education adds a stormwater component to the Center’s education curriculum. Continue reading

Philadelphia University Independence Plaza Stormwater Management Techniques

Philadelphia University Independence Plaza Stormwater Management Techniques

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In March 2008, staff of Philadelphia University’s Physical Plant approached the Landscape Architecture Program and Environmental & Conservation Biology Program to request help with the design of a buffer planting at the Independence Plaza Apartments, located at the edge of Philadelphia University’s campus in Philadelphia’s East Falls neighborhood. Continue reading

Penn Alexander School Stormwater Management Techniques

Penn Alexander School Stormwater Management Techniques

Description

The Penn Alexander School, located at 43rd Street and Locust Street in West Philadelphia, sought to mitigate storm runoff from buildings being constructed onsite by implementing stormwater best management practices. Continue reading