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Is it Safe to Swim in the Wissahickon?
June 26, 2020

A cause for concern for those looking to swim there as Philadelphia has seen and will only continue to see increasing heavy rainfall.

Guidelines aim to improve Montgomery County trails
June 26, 2020
DEP Draft 2020 Water Quality Report Found 25,468 Miles Of Streams Have Impaired Water Quality
June 26, 2020

The PA DEP is inviting comments on the draft 2020 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report. The report found 25,468 miles of streams in Pennsylvania-- about 30 percent, and an increase from 2016-- have impaired water quality for one or more uses--  water supply (84 miles), aquatic life (17,547 miles), recreation (9,935 miles) or fish consumption (2,817 miles).

‘We don’t see the refinery starting’: PES site’s new owner envisions an ‘environmentally conscious’ commercial hub
June 26, 2020
From the Lab to the Field: Agriculture Seeks to Adapt to a Warming World
June 25, 2020
Company offers opportunities to explore Schuylkill River
June 25, 2020

For more information, visit takeitoutdoorsadventures.com.

Philly looks for signs of COVID-19 in its raw sewage
June 25, 2020

RNA found in sewage can help detect rises in Coronavirus as an "early warning system." Temple University has been collecting wastewater samples from the Philadelphia Water Department for the past 6 weeks and hopes to begin analyzing samples soon. Please note that it is unlikely that COVID19 can spread via water, and this is being used as a surveillance tool to predict and prepare for further outbreaks. 

Tired Of Litter? Join Keep PA Beautiful's Local Adoption Programs For Municipal Roads, Other Areas
June 25, 2020
Renewing Your Driver’s License Or Vehicle Registration? Make A $3 Contribution To Keystone Tree Fund
June 25, 2020
PA Plant Conservation Network Developing Best Management Practices
June 25, 2020

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