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