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RAIN GARDEN INSTALLATION SET FOR EARTH DAY

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on April 11, 2022

On Earth Day, PRC and partners will install a rain garden in Kent Park to manage stormwater runoff and improve water quality.  The April 22 project — organized in collaboration with Delaware County Parks & Recreation Department, Delaware County Conservation District, Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative and Darby Creek Valley Association — is an extension […]

GROWING GREENER GRANT FOCUSES ON DARBY CREEK WATERSHED

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on March 30, 2022

PRC, the oldest grassroots environmental organization in the commonwealth, has been awarded a $244,475 Growing Greener Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The grant will allow PRC and its partners to support an array of watershed restoration projects in southeastern Pa. The Growing Greener fund is the single largest source of state […]

PRC RECEIVES PA DEP GRANT TO SUPPORT WATERSHED PROTECTION EFFORTS

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on January 24, 2022

PRC and partners will receive $244,475 from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to support watershed restoration and protection projects in southeastern Pennsylvania. PRC will work in partnership with the Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative (EDCSC), Darby Creek Valley Association (DCVA), the Friends of the Heinz Refuge, the Hav-A-Rain Garden Program and the Upper […]

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS BECOME SUMMER “STREAM STEWARDS”

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on September 8, 2021

Over the summer, school students in Delaware County rolled up their sleeves and enjoyed a week of education and exploration as participants in the Stream Stewards program presented by PRC and Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative (EDCSC). “Through interactive classroom lessons, students learned about local waterways and how they are impacted by our daily actions,” […]

PRC Completes Drexel Gardens Park Streambank Restoration

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on July 19, 2021

PRC and partners recently completed a 450-linear-foot restoration of a portion of the streambanks of Naylor’s Run as it flows through Drexel Gardens Park in Delaware County. The project also included installation of two bioswales — channels designed to concentrate and convey stormwater runoff while removing debris and pollution — with one bioswale taking runoff […]

BECOME A STREAM SMART PROPERTY

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on March 26, 2021

Property owners in the Darby-Cobbs Watershed in southeastern Pennsylvania can participate in the “Stream Smart Stormwater House Call Project” funded by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the PA DEP Growing Greener Grants Program. Experts visit selected properties to educate owners regarding stormwater pollution and suggest options to reduce runoff. Solutions may include rain gardens, […]

MARCH 6 FREE RAIN GARDEN WEBINAR PREPARES FOR HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

Posted by: Mary Beth Mueller on February 16, 2021

PRC and partners in the Greater Philadelphia area will host a free Rain Garden webinar on Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to Noon to explore how to build and maintain a rain garden as well as how to become involved with building rain gardens in the community. “Individuals can gain hands-on experience by helping […]