Philadelphia Forum: Drilling for Natural Gas–What Does it Mean for PA?

Join The Academy of Natural Sciences, Clean Air Council, and The Community Action Forum on Marcellus Shale for an educational forum about drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale. The forum will provide a broad and diverse overview of the environmental, health, and economic issues related to the natural gas boom that is currently taking place throughout Pennsylvania.

What: Drilling for Natural Gas in the Marcellus Shale: What it Means for Pennsylvania

When: Wednesday June 8, 2011. Networking: 6-6:30 pm. Program: 6:30-8:30 pm.

Where: Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Ben Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia

Who: Featured panelists include

  • Mr. Joseph O. Minott, Esq., Executive Director – Clean Air Council
  • The Honorable Michael Krancer, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Dr. David Velinsky, Vice President of the Patrick Center for Environmental Research at the Academy of Natural Sciences
  • The Honorable Michael Sturla, Pennsylvania State Representative (D), 96th Legislative District
  • Mr. Brian Grove, Director of Corporate Development for Northeast Pennsylvania for Chesapeake Energy
  • Mr. Richard V. Pepino, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and the Public Policy Program Chair at Franklin and Marshall College

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Philly’s First Porous Green Street to be Unveiled

Some amazing things have been coming out of the Philadelphia Water Department’s Office of Watersheds of late through the Green City, Clean Waters program, and the GreenTreks team has been fortunate enough to see the resulting transformations first hand. Greenfield Elementary School, East Falls, Waterview Rec Center, Columbus Square Park, Herron Playground… and little old Percy Street in South Philly.

Here’s what Percy Street looked as a “work in progress”:

Join us, along with Mayor Nutter, Councilman DiCicco, Water Department Commissioner Howard Neukrug, and others next Tuesday, May 10th, for your chance to see the Street in action–and take part in a water balloon toss.

What: Unveiling of Philly’s First Porous Green Street

When: Tuesday May 10, 2011, 1:30-2:30 pm

Where: 800 block of Percy Street (between Christian and Catharine, between 9th and 10th)

Who: Mayor Michael Nutter
Philadelphia Water Department Commissioner Howard Neukrug
Philadelphia Streets Department Commissioner Clarena Tolson
Deputy Mayor of Transportation and Utilities Rina Cutler
Councilman Frank DiCicco

For more on Philly’s Greening initiatives, visit PWD’s Green City, Clean Waters site or check out our Green City page >>