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

Tredyffrin Township Green Streets/Sidewalks

Tredyffrin Township Green Streets/Sidewalks

Description

Tredyffrin Township’s Green Streets/Sidewalks incorporated several innovative stormwater management measures, also known as Best Management Practices (BMPs), which are designed to manage stormwater runoff produced by the installation of sidewalks, as well as manage some additional roadway runoff currently affecting the area. Continue reading

Warwick County Park Stormwater Management Techniques

Warwick County Park Stormwater Management Techniques

Description

The BMPs incorporated into the Warwick County Park Day-Use Area Improvements Project were needed in order to effectively manage the runoff contributed from construction of additional asphalt parking areas, a new pavilion and a new park office and administration building, as well as from the large drainage area surrounding the park. Continue reading

Stony Creek Farms Development Stormwater Management Techniques

Stony Creek Farms Development Stormwater Management Techniques

Description

Stormwater BMPs were installed to mitigate some of the environmental impacts associated with the construction of Stony Creek Farms, a planned residential community for active adults aged 55 and older. Continue reading

Overbrook Environmental Education Center Stormwater Management Techniques

Overbrook Environmental Education Center Stormwater Management Techniques

Description

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

Monestary Stables Runoff Control Project

Monestary Stables Runoff Control Project

Description

Wissahickon Creek was suffering from erosion damage and pollutant overload near the site of Monastery Stables in the Wissahickon Valley Park until 2005, when the Philadelphia Water Department and Fairmount Park Commission intervened and applied for grants to fund projects to mitigate the problem. Continue reading

Metroplex Shopping Center Naturalized Basin

Metroplex Shopping Center Naturalized Basin

Description

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

Awbury Arboretum Watershed Restoration Project

Awbury Arboretum Watershed Restoration Project

Description

The landscape preserved by the Awbury Arboretum is important because a spring located on the grounds is a first-order tributary to the Wingohocking Creek, which is otherwise completely buried under the urban infrastructure of the city. Continue reading

Temple University – Ambler Healing Garden

Temple University – Ambler Healing Garden

Description

The Ernesta Drinker Ballard Memorial Healing Garden exemplifies Temple University Ambler Landscape Arboretum’s three educational tenets: the historic role of women in horticulture, agriculture and design, the health benefits of gardens, and the concept of sustainability. Continue reading