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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 These are just some of your friends and neighbors who won prizes at our last "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway" back on Monday, June 29, 2015. There's no purchase necessary to play so what's keeping you away? Mark your calendar now for Monday, July 13, 2015, 6 to 7 PM, at Towamencin Beverage, Sumneytown Pike at the Green Lane Road traffic light in Kulpsville.
WNPV AM 1440 Unlike most of WNPV's "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaways," yesterday's event at Abram W Bergey & Sons was held indoors! The crowd was dispersed among the many flooring displays but we got to enjoy air conditioning! Plus everyone had the chance to meet summer Promotions Intern Hannah Levy from Penn State who is helping to get the fabulous tickets we're giving away! Thanks to everyone who came out and made it a success! These photos are courtesy of WNPV's professional photographer Ray Masser.
WNPV AM 1440 Thank you to everyone who came out to WNPV's last "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway" of June this afternoon at Abram W. Bergey & Sons in Harleysville. We gave away over $3,300.00 in prizes! Of course, that includes the Grand Prize of a family 4-pack of ride tickets to Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg which was won by Teresa Greisemer of North Wales. Here Janel Billmyer of Abram W. Bergey & Sons presents the prize to Teresa!
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WNPV AM 1440 The next WNPV "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway" will be held on Monday, June 29th, from 12 noon to 1 PM at Abram W. Bergey and Sons, 311 Main Street, Harleysville. The TD Bank across Alderfer Road from Bergey's has allowed us to use some of their fringe parking but please reserve the spaces close to the Bank for their customers!
WNPV AM 1440 This is just some of what you'll see when you use those tickets to Pennsbury Manor that you won at one of WNPV Radio's "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaways!"
Pennsbury Manor Come and wander around the beautiful gardens at Pennsbury Manor.

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