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Walking Tour: Meet the Green Tools Protecting Cobbs Creek

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1100 62nd Street Philadelphia

62nd Street and Cobbs Creek Parkway

Philadelphia, PA 19142

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See the Watershed Stewards - a group of high-school-age Philly youth dedicated to watershed education and protection - in action as they guide a walking tour of green stormwater infrastructure that is protecting Cobbs Creek.

Constructed in 2019 through the Philadelphia Water Department's nationally renowned Green City, Clean Waters program, the green tools on the tour use plants, soil and stone to soak up stormwater and reduce runoff entering local sewers. This helps prevent sewer overflows in the Cobbs Creek watershed, and that's important because this type of pollution represents the biggest local threat to waterways.

Participants will have a chance to learn how the green tools work and see other benefits of green infrastructure: neighborhood beautification that uses native plant species.

The tour begins at 62nd Street and the Cobbs Creek Parkway and is approximately two miles across varied terrain. Unfortunately, the full tour is not ADA accessible.

The event is rain or shine.


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