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PWD’s Green Acre Retrofit Program (GARP)

PWD’s newest business assistance grant program encourages stormwater project aggregation. GARP provides grant assistance to companies or contractors for stormwater projects on non-residential properties with a total project size of over 10 acres or larger located in Philadelphia’s combined sewer area. Currently, PWD is seeking applicants who are companies or project aggregators that can assemble large
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Curriculum Development: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Operation + Maintenance

We are excited to announce a collaboration with staff at AKRF, EPA, and the DEP, and faculty at Temple and Villanova Universities.  We are putting our heads together to develop a short curriculum based on the recently released draft Green Infrastructure Maintenance Manual that would be targeted at local firms interested in providing O+M services for public
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PWD’s Rain Check Program

The Sustainable Business Network, via the GSI Partners, is proud to be working with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to expand the city’s residential stormwater management efforts through our partnership in the management of PWD’s wonderful Rain Check program.  We have been working with both PWD and PHS to make the transition as smooth as possible,
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Plan Review Committee update

The GSI Partners Plan Review Committee has begun interviews to help highlight what works and unpack where there is room to improve the Stormwater Plan Review process, including Green Project Review.  Our goal is to support PWD and their work to continue to make the process as efficient as possible, especially for projects that use
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