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Philadelphia City Council Resolution Passed Recognizing the GSI Partners

On November 12, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown introduced a resolution recognizing the GSI Partners. It is a tremendous achievement in that it recognizes SBN’s efforts to advance the region’s green stormwater infrastructure industry.  In only three years since its inception, the GSI Partners have realized significant achievements: Offering Continuing Education Grants to members to support the
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Now Accepting Nominations for the 2016 Excellence in GSI Awards 

We’re looking for green stormwater infrastructure projects in the Greater Philadelphia Area that exemplify as many aspects of the environmental, social, and economic benefits of green stormwater infrastructure as possible. Submit your nominations today! The Excellence in GSI Awards aim to celebrate the people and projects that make the region’s GSI industry among the best in
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GSI Local Economic Impact Report

The GSI Partners are finalizing the scope for a Local Economic Impact Report on the first five years of Green City Clean Waters. We’re aiming to have the final product in hand by the inauguration of Philadelphia’s new Mayoral administration. We plan to use it to support our advocacy efforts: support for GCCW, promote GCCW as
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GSI Partners Draft Calendar Released for 2016 Events

The business engagement committee finalized a calendar for Quarterly Meetings and various other networking events through 2016. View the calendar here and save the dates!

Focus Group on Policy and Code in Relation to Green Projects

The Plan Review Committee is hosting a November focus group to support their research on how policy and code facilitates and hangs up the approval of green projects. We’ll be unpacking the permitting process for projects that incorporate green infrastructure in some way, and talking about what City policy and code supports that, and what gets
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October Member News Highlights

LandStudies has the first Certified MS4 Specialist in the State of Pennsylvania Mike LaSala, from GSI Partner Land Studies, recently became the first Certified MS4 Specialist (CMS4S) in the state of Pennsylvania and has worked with a number of PA municipalities and conservation groups to perform MS4 Mock Inspections in advance of a formal EPA
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Philadelphia Water Publically Releases Data Sets

Philadelphia Water released tons of their data last month, ahead of Code for Philly. Here are some of the highlights: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Projects – Green City, Clean Waters is Philadelphia’s 25-year plan to protect and enhance our watersheds by managing stormwater with green infrastructure. Green Infrastructure Completed Projects – Locations of completed Green Stormwater
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