1. Keeping Water On Site: Waterview Recreation Center


    from GreenTreks Network / Added

    532 Plays / / 0 Comments

    At first glance, the area surrounding the Waterview Recreation Center in Philadelphia's Germantown section seems ordinary enough--but in reality, it's comprised of a number of "green infrastructure" techniques that keep water out of the storm drains. During heavy rainfalls, when the city's combined sewer system can be easily overwhelmed, porous sidewalks, tree trenches, and a flowthrough planter manage the water as it falls. That helps protect local rivers and streams. Find out more information on green infrastructure and managing stormwater via StormwaterPA: http://www.stormwaterpa.org/keeping-water-on-site-waterview-recreation-center.html

    + More details
    • Creating Community: Columbus Square Park


      from GreenTreks Network / Added

      884 Plays / / 0 Comments

      As part of a city-wide effort to manage its combined sewer overflow problems in a more natural way, the Philadelphia Water Department's Green Streets Program is using a combination of vegetation and engineering to manage stormwater runoff where it falls. In the first South Philly neighborhood to receive "stormwater planters", PWD learned that involving locals is THE key to a project's success. What started out as an exercise in innovative stormwater management at Columbus Square Park proved to be a community-builder that involved volunteer gardeners, supportive and skeptical residents, and the school children that will tend to the plants. To get teaching materials for this video, watch via http://www.EcoExpress.org: http://ecoexpress.org/video_detail.php?videoId=171. To get stormwater management and green infrastructure information, watch via http://www.StormwaterPA.org: http://www.stormwaterpa.org/creating-community-columbus-square-park.html.

      + More details

      What are Tags?


      Tags are keywords that describe videos. For example, a video of your Hawaiian vacation might be tagged with "Hawaii," "beach," "surfing," and "sunburn."