300 Longfellow Avenue Wyncote, PA 19095

Wyncote

#TaconyCreekPark #Watershed #GreenInfrastructure #StormwaterManagement #Philadelphia #Philly

Cedarbrook Middle School
WE INSTALLED A 15,000 SQUAREFOOT RIPARIAN BUFFER AND OUTDOOR CLASSROOM ALONG ROCK CREEK, A FIRST ORDER STREAM OF THE TOOKANY CREEK LOCATED BEHIND THE SCHOOL!!

In addition to beautifying our watershed, buffers play a key role in improving water quality in streams and rivers, providing several benefits:

  • Increased on-site stormwater infiltration
  • Decreased non-point source pollution
  • Prevention of excessive downstream flows
  • Decreased water temperature through shading
  • Improved habitat for wildlife
  • Increased opportunity for watershed education



Riparian Buffer Projects!!

Rainwater carries chemicals, trash, and other materials over land and into storm drains and creeks, adversely impacting waterways, plants, and wildlife. Riparian buffers help absorb and filter rainwater before it reaches the creek.

If you live next to a stream, you can easily and inexpensively create your own riparian buffer. Instead of mowing right up to the water’s edge, simply let the vegetation on the streambank grow out on its own. Once your riparian buffer begins to take shape, you can add native plant species of your choice and remove harmful or invasive species. 

ttfwatershed

Power_plant

Contribute

Add1 Add a Marker
Create Create Your Own Map
Share Share This Map
Save Save This Map
Add2 Add to Your Site

Map Key ( 0 )

Marker Key ( 0 )

List of All Markers