This year’s tour will have five stops including a pump house with a green roof, a community environmental center, an industrial site turned park on a college campus, a stormwater capture and reuse system at a Quaker House, and a rain garden managing stormwater from a highway. Get your tickets for the tour here!
Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center
For more information, visit: www.phillywatersheds.org/category/blog-tags/venice-island
Overbrook Environmental Education Center
For more information, visit: www.overbrookcenter.org
For more information, see this case study from ULI.
Friends Center; The Quaker Hub for Peace & Justice in Philadelphia
Find out more about the Friends Center here: www.friendscentercorp.org
I-95 Green Infrastructure
The gardens are designed to manage 1.5 inches of rainfall over a 45,000 square foot drainage area, but have proven to manage more than that. Collectively, the gardens can manage over 32,000 gallons of stormwater from entering the combined sewer system. A larger phase is in the works, with the designed capacity to manage 1.2 million gallons of stormwater per storm. This site does not have a tour guide scheduled, and we will only stop here if time allows.
Check out this recent article in Philly.com