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Philadelphia Nonprofits Receive $800K for Environmentally Safe Stormwater Improvements

March 13, 2019 / Emily Holbrook

Two Philadelphia nonprofit sites, the Leon H Sullivan Human Services Center (“the Center”) and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Germantown have been approved for a total of $800,000 in green stormwater infrastructure site improvements from the Philadelphia Water Department. These new awardees represent the Philadelphia Water Department and implementation partner Greenprint Partners’ push for equitable distribution of funds and high-impact stormwater management projects in underinvested areas. Part of the Philadelphia Water Department’s “?Green City, Clean Waters” initiative, the ?Greened Acre Retrofit Program (GARP) reimburses landowners for the cost of green infrastructure development on properties within the combined sewer zone. Projects, which can include stormwater management practices such as bioswales, rain gardens, tree trenches and more, help the Philadelphia Water Department meet its pledge to use green spaces to capture more than o...