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Officials See U Dublin Stormwater Project

creekSeveral officials got together Monday at Aiden Lair Park, in the Dresher section of Upper Dublin Township, to take a look at a stormwater management project that’s nearly complete. The park has two detention basins along a small stream that has been dry or nearly dry for much of the year, but Schuylkill Action Network Coordinator Tom Davidock says it’s environmentally sensitive because it’s a headwater area.

“When we’re dealing with our first and second order headwater streams, which are the beginnings of a watershed, they’re very vulnerable to different types of water pollution, so if we can protect our headwater streams they have a very big impact on our larger streams such as the Wissahickon and Schuylkill River, and the Schuylkill River Watershed is the drinking water source for more than 1 ½ million people.”

Paul Racette is Watershed Program Manager for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, a statewide nonprofit organization.  He says the project includes putting in more native plants to drink the stormwater and hold the soil in place.

“We call this basin naturalization.  We’re in this park and there’s a lot of mowed grass around us, and we recognize that there’s a necessity for some mowed grass for recreation, but where there’s an opportunity to naturalize with meadow grasses and trees and shrubs like we’re doing in these basins then you’re going to have a lot more of that water absorbed into the ground and infiltrated, so it’s not rushing down into the Fort Washington Industrial Park.”

Racette says the water from Aiden Lair Park flows into the Pine Run Creek, and then into the Wissahickon, which floods in Fort Washington.  He says the Wissahickon Watershed has about 150 locations where similar projects would help reduce runoff and flooding and improve water quality.  A grant from Exelon Nuclear helped to pay for the project.
WNPV AM 1440 Saturday morning was a beautiful time for WNPV's Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway at Cardinal Camera in Quakertown! We gave away over $4,000 in prizes including three Grand Prizes of family 4-packs of tickets to Knoebel's Amusement Park in Elysburg. Saturday's Grand Prize winners were: Philip Schanz of Lansdale, Elaine Waters of Horsham, and Gloria Woodland of Lansdale. Maybe you'll win the Grand Prize at our next one!
WNPV AM 1440 Did you miss this week's "Regarding Your Money" show with George Toth? If so, you MUST tune in to "Chestnut Investment Attitudes" on Saturday at 9:10 AM! George has a very special guest, Michael Morsch, and they discuss the music of the 1970s! A very different show than usual ... so be sure to check it out at 1440 AM!
WNPV AM 1440 Make your plans today to attend WNPV's next Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 11 AM, at Cardinal Camera, on northbound Route 309 at the Route 313/663 intersection, in Quakertown! We are giving away almost $4,000 in prizes including Grand Prizes of family 4-packs of tickets to Knoebel's Amusement Park! We're getting down to the end of our run so take advantage of this opportunity to win your share! Plus, you'll get to meet Barry Papiernik, host of "The BuxMont Business Journal" heard Mondays on WNPV-1440 AM.
WNPV AM 1440 Did you win tickets to see ZZ Top at Musikfest in Bethlehem at one of WNPV's Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaways? If so, you must call me ASAP. ZZ Top has cancelled their concert and Musikfest is making other tickets available as replacements but I must make the arrangements immediately before the other concerts are sold out. Call me (Linda) at 215-855-8211 and give me the seat numbers of your tickets. We will talk about the available options when you call.
WNPV AM 1440 Tomorrow is the third Saturday of July and that means that you should tune to 1440 AM at 11 AM for Mike Bruckner and "Premium Coverage!" This week he has a special guest ... Lawrence Merkel who was a Lt. Colonel with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
WNPV AM 1440 Be sure to tune in to 1440 AM tomorrow (Saturday) at 8 AM for "Real Simple Retirement," a new program featuring Mark Kemp and Todd Little of Kemp-Harvest Financial in Harleysville.

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