Green Infrastructure Walking Tour
Sat, Nov 19, 10am
Join Sierra Club Southeast Pennsylvania Group for a Green Stormwater Infrastructure Tour of the Big Green Block!
Led by a watershed educator with Philadelphia Water (PW), this 90-minute outdoor walking tour explores numerous Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) projects on the grounds of Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) and Shissler Recreation Center. Kensington CAPA is the first LEED-platinum certified public high school in the nation, constructed on a former brownfield site. We will see rain gardens, tree trenches, rainwater cisterns, a green roof, porous pavement, and a large stormwater bumpout, as well as a geothermal field, no-mow turf, a spray park, and water-themed murals. The Big Green Block is an excellent example of the types of community and city partnerships needed for successful GSI projects. The Big Green Block is located in the Delaware Direct Watershed and thus is an important component of PW's trailblazing Green City Clean Waters (GCCW) program to control Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs). Each GSI installation soaks up stormwater before it can reach existing sewers and cause overflows.
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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Group (SPG), a member of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sierra Club, is focused on the environmental issues facing the greater Philadelphia area. Our Sierra Club volunteers from Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Bucks counties are working together to maintain and improve the natural resources of the area and protect it for generations to come. Our mission: Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet, is the root of every project we undertake.
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