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NOFA Organic Land Care Course

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society teamed up with NOFA again this year to host the 2014 NOFA Organic Land Carecourse, which was held here in Philadelphia earlier this month. SBN was proud to be a partner again this year as well.  Almost 40 people attended, including 15 employees of GSI Partners, who received Continuing Education Grants that covered 75% of
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Members Making the News

On November 20th, GSI Partner Ruggiero Plante Land Design was recognized for a stormwater management project they designed for Stanley’s True Value Hardware in Roxborough. Read about it at On December 1st, public officials joined W & W Realty Company and GSI Partner ISS Management Company for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of a 35-acre stormwater management project. The
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ICPI’s Permeable Interlocking Concrete Paver Designation

SBN’s GSI Partners offer Continuing Education Grants all year for many different types of courses, conferences, etc. to help members advance in the evolving GSI industry.  Every now and then we hear of an opportunity we want to highlight.  The following is geared towards landscape contractors interested in ICPI’s Permeable Interlocking Concrete Paver specialist designation. ​Mid-Atlantic Hardscaping Trade Show Educational opportunities abound, including ICPI
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PWD Procedural and Regulatory Update

PWD is planning on rolling out regulatory updates in July 2015 as well as some changes to the Stormwater Plan Review program, including to the website and Guidance Manual.  Visit PWD’s website for more information.  We will keep you informed of the specifics as we hear of them, and anticipate offering a presentation on the changes at an upcoming GSI Partners Quarterly
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City Releases New Online System for Businesses

Starting in January, the City will begin rolling out a new online system for businesses, called eCLIPSE. The system will allow businesses to handle a host of routine business transactions online – from applying for and renewing business licenses, to making online payments, viewing outstanding inspections, and searching for pertinent business information. This system has the
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Best Innovative BMP Award: Now Accepting Submissions

The Chesapeake Stormwater Network is accepting submissions for the 2015 BUBBA Awards. Six awards are for various categories of projects located within the Chesapeake Watershed.  New this year is a 7th category for Innovative BMP’s located outside the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.  If you have an innovative project that you’d like to show off, submit it
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NGOs Support Federal Agencies in Efforts to Revitalize Urban Waterways, Boost Metropolitan Communities 

Twenty-seven conservation and outdoor recreation NGOs announced their support for the Urban Water Federal Partnership, a collaboration of 14 federal agencies that aims to boost local economies and create jobs by restoring waterways and their surrounding communities.The NGOs and other partners are committing to work together “to restore urban waters, parks and green spaces; increase
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GSI Partners Quarterly Meeting – January 27th

Tuesday January 27, 2015 8:00 am – 10:30 am @ Urban Engineers 530 Walnut Street, 7th Floor Philadelphia, PA RSVP here.   GSI Partner, Salt Design Studio, will be sharing a case study on Linwood Park, a very successful projectin Ardmore, PA involving GSI.

SBN’s Annual Members Meeting

SBN’s Annual Members Meeting Thursday January 22, 2015 6:15 – 9:00 pm The Hub @ Commerce Square2001 Market Street, 2nd floor Philadelphia, PA RSVP here.