In South Philly we’ve been seeing a number of Green Cities, Clean Waters improvements being implemented recently. The program from the Philadelphia Water Department is meant to bring green infrastructure improvements to the city to reduce stormwater pollution.By 2021, they plan to triple the program’s size, bringing even more green improvements to South Philly’s neighborhoods and beyond. In order to continue moving forward with this, they’re seeking community feedback on the improvements to this point and other changes to be implemented over the next five years.
The greening plans for Guerin Rec Center and the stormwater trenches at Dickinson Square Park are just two examples of Green Cities, Clean Waters improvements in South Philly. Some of these stormwater improvements are visible above ground, with planters and trenches with trees and other plants, while others are less-visible, below ground improvements.
The survey asks about the community’s current knowledge of the program, what green infrastructure is already in place in your neighborhood, and what other improvements you would like to see. You can fill out the survey here.