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The College Settlement Wetland Project will Help Improve Water Quality in Pennypack Creek

The College Settlement Wetland Project is the culmination of a stormwater control measure originally envisioned by Temple University’s Center for Sustainable Communities in their Pennypack Creek Watershed Study. By creating a stormwater treatment wetland in a strategic location, up to … Continue reading

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Regional Watershed Group Workshops Provide Capacity Building & Technical Resources

  Over the past month, Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) had the opportunity to meet representatives from over 60 watershed organizations through a series of regional watershed group workshops held across the state.  This effort, funded through a Pennsylvania Department of … Continue reading

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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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Person in the Spotlight: Andrea L. Welker, PhD, PE

For the winter newsletter, the Watershed Alliance of Southeast Pennsylvania had the opportunity to sit down and hear about Dr. Welker’s stormwater monitoring work. Andrea L. Welker, PhD, PE is a Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at … 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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