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  • StormwaterPA - Green Jobs
    be the start of your own journey into the exciting world of community greening a journey that could lead to a rewarding career Greening Cities Cleans Water Improves Health Creates Jobs Image from Gray to Green Jumpstarting Private Investment in Green Infrastructure There has been debate about the effectiveness of green infrastructure apprehension that all GSI efforts are expensive and misinformation stating that investing in Clean Water costs communities jobs As more urban areas adopt green practices there s a growing body of evidence showing that greening does improve water quality while providing multiple community benefits that it s often cheaper than grey alternatives in the long run and that it actually boosts local economies by creating jobs not driving them away Don t just take our word for it Check out some of these reports The Value of Green Infrastructure A Guide to Recognizing its Economic Environmental and Social Benefits Banking on Green A Look at how Green Infrastructure Can Save Muncipalities Money and Provide Economic Benefits Community Wide Water Works Rebuilding Infrastructure Creating Jobs Greening the Environment Gray to Green Jumpstarting Private Investment in Green Stormwater Infrastructure Related News from our Blog Film Screening this Thursday March 20 2014 Tuesday 18 March 2014 Free screening of Green City Clean Waters in Philadelphia this Thursday followed by a panel discussion with TTF Watershed Partnership Green Stormwater Infrastructure Partners and PowerCorps PHL Read Full Post Green Infrastructure film screening events green city clean waters philadelphia water department green stormwater infrastructure partners sustainable business network tookany tacony frankford watershed partnership powercorps phl citycoho philly nexus philadelphia Comments 0 Infill Philadelphia Soak it Up Video Screening Thursday 21 March 2013 InFill Philadelphia s Soak It Up competition brought out some inspiring community designs Our documentary captures the exciting process which will be

    Original URL path: http://stormwaterpa.org/green-jobs.html (2016-04-30)
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  • StormwaterPA - Clean Water: A Long Journey from the Source to Our Tap
    rarely think about the fact that it s been through a complex journey and many changes before it gets to our home Pennsylvania s source water comes from surface water like our rivers lakes and streams or from groundwater the aquifers that lie beneath the earth Water suppliers tap into these sources and treat the water before delivering it to us ready to drink This source water is affected by what happens on the land around it and although we don t mean to our daily activities often end up polluting our most essential resource Polluted runoff is the number one cause of water quality problems today This video was created to start the conversation and is being used as an educational tool all over the State including through GreenTrek s great Teacher s Resource Center EcoExpress org Feel free to embed it on your blog social media pages and websites and send us a note to let us know how you ve put it to use The video was made possible thanks to support from the William Penn Foundation the Water Resources Education Network WREN and other partners and supporters of StormwaterPA For an alternate version focused on Pennsylvania

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  • StormwaterPA - Stormwater Bumpouts: Calmer Community, Cleaner Creek
    public meetings the PWD team designed a stormwater management system to control runoff and cars The innovative storm water bumpouts that lie upstream of storm drains are designed to manage runoff from sidewalks and streets AND to create a traffic calming effect We don t just come in and do a stormwater project says PWD s Jessica Brooks we meet with the community and try to tailor a solution to their needs The bumpouts make a visual impression on a driver giving the perception of the road narrowing so a driver slows down That s a real win win good for the community and good watershed health Like What you See Want to spread these ideas Share a Mobile Friendly Snippet Check out this mobile ready short from the case study Share it directly via newsletters and social media by embedding the Vimeo code Use the QR Code image on signs postcards posters and other cool stuff You can learn more about how you can use QR Codes in our QR Code Guide Whatever you do please let us know what technique you use and send us your own great ideas for getting these videos out This excerpt shows how

    Original URL path: http://stormwaterpa.org/stormwater-bumpouts (2016-04-30)
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  • StormwaterPA - A Healthy Wissahickon: We All Have a Part to Play
    Philadelphia the Wissahickon Creek is a designated trout stream The park areas and trail systems alongside the creek provide recreational opportunities for thousands of residents habitat for wildlife and protect the quality of water upon which so many rely Despite all the value the Wissahickon provides it s under constant stress inconsistent water flow erosion flash flooding and polluted runoff are threats that many dedicated groups are working hard to control GreenTreks has partneed with the key stewards of the Wissahickon watershed the Friends of the Wissahickon FOW and the Wissashickon Valley Watershed Association WVWA to help everyone who values the Wissahickon to recognize they play a role in protecting and improving the health of the creek Check out this trailer from the mini documentary about the Wissahickon or go to the Video page to learn more watch short excerpts from the film and download the full version Comments 0 Name Email Website Notify of New Replies Allowed tags b i br Add a new comment Preview Post RSS Feed Tags green infrastructure education Green City Clean Waters schuylkill water quality watershed philadelphia water department stormwater runoff events pollution Categories Education Green Infrastructure Chesapeake Bay National Guest Commentary Funding Regulations

    Original URL path: http://stormwaterpa.org/blog-announcing-wissahicon-mini-doc (2016-04-30)
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  • StormwaterPA - Category Tags
    guest blog Paul Klein the Creative Director for the City of Reno discusses a public art project that educates people on preventing water pollution Read Full Post Guest Commentary National Education art storm drain art public art pollution creative solutions reno nevada runoff Comments 0 What Would You Do Neighborhood Involvement Tuesday 20 August 2013 16 15 00 We re in our third week for SummerStormwater Month and we re focusing on Neighborhood Involvement First what would you do if you saw someone in your neighborhood doing an activity that is harmful to watershed health Plus we have some tips videos to share Read Full Post Education summer stormwater summerstormwater neighborhoods communities education what would you do Comments 0 August is SummerStormwater Month Monday 05 August 2013 16 15 00 Summer is the rainiest of seasons here in Pennsylvania So it s a sensible time to be thinking about how to manage all that rain Here at StormwaterPA org August is our SummerStormwater month Each week in August we are going to focus on sending out information videos tools to celebrate different approaches to protecting our water Get involved by sharing your ideas during each theme week Just use the hashtag summerstormwater Read Full Post Education summer stormwater summerstormwater reuse rain water natural neighborhoods communities education schools Comments 0 Water Education Teaching Materials on EcoExpress org Tuesday 25 June 2013 11 00 00 A number of videos recently added to StormwaterPA are also featured on EcoExpress Since these new videos have been popular here on StormwaterPA I wanted to point you all over to the great water education resources being offered for free at EcoExpress org Read Full Post Education water education rain gardens ecoexpress sourcewater environmental education teachers educators schools Comments 0 Networking Together for Action Tuesday 21 May

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  • StormwaterPA - Category Tags
    latest mini documentary to StormwaterPA Read Full Post Education Delaware Estuary TMDL Comments 0 Networking Together for Action Tuesday 21 May 2013 13 15 00 Now more than ever partnerships are KEY to getting things done Inspired by celebrating 10 years of the Schuylkill Action Network I take a look at our latest partnership powered project Read Full Post Chesapeake Bay Education Delaware Estuary MS4 ms4 schuylkill action network san clean your water chesapeake bay cumberland county alliance for the chesapeake bay Comments 0 Celebrating Percy Street at Park ing Day Tuesday 25 September 2012 10 45 00 Last Friday the Philadelphia Water Department showcased their work at their Soak It Up Cafe during Park ing Day They demonstrated porous pavement which was applied to Percy Street this year Have you checked out our freshest video Percy Street Goes Green Another Philadelphia First Read Full Post Education Green Infrastructure Delaware Estuary philadelphia water department green city clean waters parking day percy street soak it up Comments 0 RSS Feed Tags green infrastructure education Green City Clean Waters schuylkill water quality watershed philadelphia water department stormwater runoff events pollution Categories Education Green Infrastructure Chesapeake Bay National Guest Commentary Funding Regulations MS4

    Original URL path: http://stormwaterpa.org/category-tags.html?tag=Delaware+Estuary&key=blog-category (2016-04-30)
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  • StormwaterPA - Category Tags
    in the Chesapeake Watershed Forum in West Virginia I learned quite a lot met some inspiring water advocates and took a few photos of the area as well Read Full Post Education Chesapeake Bay TMDL MS4 chesapeake watershed forum alliance for the chesapeake bay photos reign in the rain Comments 0 Debunking the Job Killer Myth Causing a Stir Thursday 05 January 2012 10 15 00 Earlier this week the Chesapeake Bay Foundation released its latest report Debunking the Job Killer Myth How Pollution Limits Encourage Jobs in the Chesapeake Bay Region is already creating a stir Read Full Post Chesapeake Bay Regulations TMDL water pollution runoff pollution Chesapeake Bay economy green jobs Comments 0 MS4 Permit Workshop Schedule Released Sign up now Friday 30 December 2011 12 00 00 Registration is open for workshops covering The Right Way to Apply for or Renew Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System MS4 Permits The Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors are presenting these FREE workshops across the state with DEP and EPA presenters but space is limited so it s best to sign up now Read Full Post MS4 NPDES Regulations TMDL MS4 permit training application PA DEP Comments 0 RSS Feed

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  • StormwaterPA - Film Screening this Thursday, March 20, 2014
    Partners Tookany Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership and PowerCorpsPHL about how the students residents and businesses can get involved and participate with the green stormwater infrastructure movement in Philly Panelists Anna Shipp Project Manager Green Stormwater Infrastructure Partners The Green Stormwater Infrastructure GSI Partners is a priority initiative of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia The GSI Partners were formed in response to the Philadelphia Water Department s innovative Green City Clean Waters plan and are working to maximize the success of that plan by advancing the green stormwater infrastructure industry innovation and the local businesses whose services and products relate to GSI Julie Slavet Executive Director Tookany Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership Inc As TTF s Executive Director Julie Slavet leads the organization in its mission to improve the health and vitality of the TTF watershed by engaging its communities in education stewardship restoration and advocacy An active Philadelphia Water Department Green City Clean Waters partner TTF works across our 30 square mile watershed to implement green infrastructure and stream restoration projects in collaboration with municipal school and community partners Julie has over 30 years of experience at all levels of government and in both the non profit and small business worlds Before joining TTF she served as the senior district staff member for Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz leading constituent services and outreach efforts in a district of 650 000 constituents in Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia Julie earned a B A in Environmental Studies from Smith College and an M S in Public Affairs from the University of Massachusetts Julia Hillengas Deputy Service Officer PowerCorps PHL As the city s Deputy Service Officer I work to build out national service and volunteer systems to increase impact In September we launched PowerCorpsPHL an initiative that utilizes AmeriCorps service to cultivate Philadelphia

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