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TEND Landscapes, Organic Mechanics Soil Company, and Fine Garden Creations complete Rittenhouse Square renovation

Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia’s iconic six-acre park, recently completed its first renovation since 1913. GSI Partner members TEND Landscapes, Organic Mechanics Soil Company, and Fine Garden Creations were contracted by Friends of Rittenhouse Square to create a plan that would respect the park’s history, improve its function, and maintain it using organic methods.  Read more about
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Green City, Clean Waters: 5 Down, 20 to Go!

Congratulations to the City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Water (PWD) for surpassing the five year goals of Green City, Clean Waters (GCCW), Philadelphia’s groundbreaking agreement to reduce stormwater runoff and combined sewer overflows by investing in green stormwater infrastructure. Over 440 green stormwater infrastructure tools have greened almost 840 acres, keeping more than 1.5 billion gallons
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Plant Performance in GSI: Symposium Recap

On June 27, SBN’s GSI Partners and DVGBC hosted the second of two peer-to-peer symposia exploring dynamic performance aspects of GSI. The symposium, held at Lea Elementary School, focused on plant performance in green stormwater infrastructure systems. Walter Yerk, Ph.D. candidate at Drexel University, presented his research on rainfall interception by shrubs and vegetated canopies; Sasha Eisenman, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor of
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Stroud Water Research Center Tour

On Saturday, June 25, a group of GSI Partners made the trip out to Avondale, PA to tour Stroud’s award winning facility and grounds, including the stormwater and wastewater features.   A huge thank you to David Arscott, Ph.D., Assistant Director and Research Scientist at Stroud, for spending a good chunk of his Saturday with us, and
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