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Triangle Park New Stormwater Management Practices

PEC helped Rutledge Borough install porous pavement basketball courts and rain gardens during park improvements.
July 16, 2009

RUTLEDGE BOROUGH - The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) celebrated Rutledge Borough's Triangle Park Stormwater Demonstration Projects at a green ribbon cutting ceremony 4 p.m. Thursday, July 16 at the park, Swarthmore and Rutledge avenues.

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Grid Magazine features East Coast Greenway

Grid Magazine looks at the East Coast Greenway, including PEC's efforts to bring the trail through Southeastern PA
July 29, 2009
Click the "open publication" link below to read the magazine online. Click through to page 18 to read the article on the East Coast Greenway coming through Philadelphia.

Bicycle route through Center City planned

Philadelphia Inquirer reports on proposed bike lanes through Center City Philadelphia, creating new East Coast Greenway connections through the city.
July 15, 2009
A bicycle route through Center City is planned
By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer

In a bid to increase bicycling in Philadelphia, the city plans to designate one lane along two major streets - Spruce and Pine - for bikes, leaving the other lane for all vehicular traffic.

City workers will paint new lines along both streets, from river to river, officials said, with the pilot project beginning around Labor Day.

Golf courses explore environmentally friendly practices

Handbook helps golf courses reduce costs by saving water and other sound operations, and how to add value through wetlands and natural floodplains.
July 22, 2009
From the Pottstown Mercury

By Brian McCullough, Journal Register News Service

2009 Delaware River Sojourn and Free Kayaking announcement

Click here to see video from Day 7 of the 2009 Delaware River Sojourn, and comments by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter during the announcement of a free kayak program coming to Penn's Landing this summer.

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PEC launches free kayak program at Penn's Landing

PEC and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation host a free kayak program at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia this summer.
July 9, 2009

Join us for kayaking this summer!

This program is a free walk-up, first-come, first-served kayak program where people can learn a little about kayaking and paddle around the Penn's Landing Marina in Philadelphia for about 20 minutes under the supervision of trained kayak staff. It's a chance to experience Philadelphia like you've never seen it before - from the water!

Urban Sustainability Forum

Event Date: 
2009-06-18
Join us for a look at Philadelphia's sustainability framework - Greenworks.

The recent launch of Greenworks, Philadelphia's sustainability framework, sets the goals and strategies for making Philadelphia the greenest city in America.

Join us at the Urban Sustainability Forum for an overview of Greenworks and its five topics - Energy, Environment, Equity, Economy, and Engagement.

Agenda:

I. Welcome- Roland Wall, Academy of Natural Sciences

II. Christine Knapp- unveil new USF logo and website

III. Mark Alan Hughes- Overview of Greenworks process and status

IV. Greenworks Presentation

Hatboro applies for funding to reduce flooding

Hatboro applies for PennVest money to support projects PEC identified to decrease flooding impacts.
May 12, 2009

The Public Spirit/Willow Grove Guide/Montgomery News

By Nick Malinowski
Staff Writer


After expressing concerns about the lengthy legal requirements and the inflexible grant application guidelines, Hatboro Borough Council voted unanimously to apply for $879,000 in stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which will be directed toward storm-water management in the borough.