TreeVitalize Urban Reforestation Program

TreeVitalize Urban Reforestation Program

Description

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

Philadelphia University Independence Plaza Stormwater Management Techniques

Philadelphia University Independence Plaza Stormwater Management Techniques

Description

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

Blair Mill Elementary School ‘Watershed Day’ BMP Installation

Blair Mill Elementary School ‘Watershed Day’ BMP Installation

Description

On Saturday, April 25th, 2009, Blair Mill Elementary School held its first Watershed Day event. There were hands on activities for the children to get involved in as well as displays from many local environmental agencies. Continue reading

Cobbs Creek Corridor Stormwater Management Plan

Cobbs Creek Corridor Stormwater Management Plan

Description

To improve a corridor of Cobbs Creek upstream from the existing Marshall Road restoration site, A.D. Marble and Company designed a site plan in 2005 for the Philadelphia Water Department.  Continue reading