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Municipal Stormwater Fee Legislation Under Consideration

Elevated stormwater runoff caused by buildings and pavement is a major contributor to water quality impairments and flooding. Municipalities with their authority over land development are primary stakeholders in efforts to improve water quality and reduce flooding through stormwater management … Continue reading

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Temple and Villanova Monitoring Programs Seek to Document Watershed Health Improvements

  Temple and Villanova Monitoring Programs Seek to Document Watershed Health Improvements A key objective of the William Penn Foundation’s Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI) is to document improvements in watershed health resulting from conservation, stream restoration, and stormwater management … Continue reading

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Upstream Suburban Philadelphia Cluster Challenges + Opportunties Tour

The August 6th Upstream Suburban Philadelphia Cluster Challenges + Opportunities Tour was attended by a cross-section of people concerned about stormwater management and watershed health.  Representatives from watershed groups, municipalities, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, institutions and more participated, either riding … Continue reading

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William Penn Foundation 2015 Grants for Upstream Suburban Philadelphia Cluster Projects

Watershed restoration projects along Wissahickon and Tookany Creeks are receiving funding under the second round of the William Penn Foundation’s Delaware River Watershed Initiative. Awardees include the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, Upper Gwynedd Township, and the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership. Tookany/Tacony-Frankford … Continue reading

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Proposed PAG-13 Updates Leading Toward More Individual Permits

 Pervious parking lot with stone backup edge, PA BMP Manual Proposed Updates to Pennsylvania General Permit (PAG-13) for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewers (MS4s) are pointing toward an increase in the number of municipalities requiring individual permits. Current PAG-13 regulations … Continue reading

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Meet New Poquessing Monitoring Coordinator! Meghan Rogalus sits down and discusses watershed management within Bucks County.

For the June issue of the Watershed Alliance, Meghan Rogalus had the chance to sit down and share her role as the watershed specialist for the Bucks County Conservation District (BCCD). In addition she has recently taken on a new … Continue reading

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Rain Garden Campaign Launched in Eastern Delaware County

Rain Gardens are an excellent way for residents, businesses, and municipalities to manage stormwater on their properties. Rain gardens slow and soak up runoff from roofs, driveways, and parking lots. They help keep streams clean, beautifying properties at the same … Continue reading

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