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With nation’s first city-owned mussel hatchery, Philly employing bivalves in battle to improve water quality
May 2, 2018

Freshwater mussels function as nature’s water treatment plants. Each animal can filter up to 600 gallons of water per month. And when working together, they can dramatically clean the water of the rivers they live in.

A thirst for clean water flowing from Berks County
May 2, 2018

Furnace Stream Farms sits at the foot of deeply forested Kittatinny Ridge. Furnace Creek runs through the farm's pastures, still clean and pure after its descent from its headwaters.

Logjam at Schuylkill River Trail bridge being removed
April 30, 2018

Workers and volunteers are once again worker to remove a logjam on the Schuylkill River at an old railroad bridge that carries the Thun Trail portion of the Schuylkill River Trail over the river between Amity and Union townships.

Loads of trash removed from Schuylkill
April 28, 2018

Any piece of trash you can think of was likely among the items volunteers pulled from the Schuylkill River near Douglassville on Friday as they cleaned up an unsightly collection of ...

Wolf Administration to Celebrate, Tour Crazy Aaron’s Putty World for Remediation, Revitalization of Norristown Brownfield
April 26, 2018

On Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 9:15 AM, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell will visit Crazy Aaron’s Putty World in Norristown to celebrate the remediation, redevelopment, and revitalization of an area brownfield. 

Phoenixville uses student art to fight littering, protect waterways
April 25, 2018

Phoenixville is looking to remind its residents about the importance of caring for the environment with some local art by students.

 

 

The borough and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary have teamed up to use locally submitted art to send a message about litter in storm drains.

Phoenixville uses student art to fight littering, protect waterways
April 24, 2018

Phoenixville is looking to remind its residents about the importance of caring for the environment with some local art by students.

 

 

The borough and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary have teamed up to use locally submitted art to send a message about litter in storm drains.

SRT Spree kicks off Earth Day in Mont Clare
April 21, 2018

Runners got a head start on their Earth Day weekend with the annual Schuylkill River Relay Saturday.

Schuylkill River logjam in Berks getting cleared (VIDEO)
April 20, 2018

Lowered from a 50-foot crane stationed on an old railroad bridge, workers landed Thursday morning on an island of fallen trees and other debris trapped in the Schuylkill River near Douglassville.

Royersford Company Clearing River Logjam
April 20, 2018

 A log jam beneath a bridge that serves a bicycle and pedestrian trail along the Schuylkill River (above), just west of Berks County’s historic Morlatton Village, is creating a hazard for recreational users and will be professionally cleared between today (Friday, April 20, 2018) and early May, according to the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area.

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