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

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

Mill Creek HOPE IV Site Redevelopment Stormwater Management Techniques

Mill Creek HOPE IV Site Redevelopment Stormwater Management Techniques

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In 2002, the Philadelphia Housing Authority partnered with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) on the redevelopment of the Mill Creek housing project, a 12.6 acre site located in West Philadelphia. Continue reading

Haven in the Goodlands Stormwater Management Plan

Haven in the Goodlands Stormwater Management Plan

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Centro Nuevo Creacion (New Creation Community Center) serves as the site for an after-school program and community workshops, classes and summer enrichment programs in Philadelphia’s West Kensington neighborhood known as the Badlands. Continue reading