Media & Resources

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May 2018

With nation’s first city-owned mussel hatchery, Philly employing bivalves in battle to improve water quality
Program Connects Young People to Environmental Education (5/1/18)

July 2017

Schuylkill River Impacts (7/25/17)

February 2017

Phila. Shows Off Its Mussels in World’s First City-owned Hatchery (2/17/17)

Fairmount Water Works Opens Mussel Exhibit Along Schuylkill Trail (2/16/17)

Philly Exhibit Elevates Lowly Mussels as Water-Filtration Wonders (2/14/17)

Mussel Mania Comes to Fairmount Water Works (2/13/17)

December 2016

New Project in Philadelphia Puts Mussels to Work to Improve Waterways (12/14/16)

April 2016

Commentary: Philly’s 200-year commitment to clean, safe water (4/15/16)

September 2015

Waterworks hits historic milestone (9/10/15)

Philadelphia landmark celebrates bicentennial anniversary (9/10/15)

A landmark in clean water (9/7/15)

August 2015

The ebb and the flow (8/7/15)

Kids Go Against the “Flow” for a Cause (8/4/15)

June 2015

Review: ‘Turbine’ stirs voice and movement into water (6/30/15)

How many arms does it take to conduct the Mendelssohn Club Choir (6/22/15)

Getting creative down by the riverside (6/21/15)

Preserving the watershed: Hands-on curriculum gives students an early start (6/17/15)

April 2015

Philadelphia Underground: Fairmount Water Works (April 2015)

For Earth Day, one man’s trash is well, trash (4/22/15)

“One Man’s Trash” puts year-long Wissahickon cleanup effort on display at Fairmount Water Works (4/21/15)

Positively Philadelphia: Trash as Art, and as a Reminder (4/19/15)

October 2014

FWW Receives More Than $500,000 from William Penn Foundation (10/8/14)

September 2014

Fairmount Water Works Hosts its First FLOW Fest (CBS Philly, 9/20/14)

Splashes of artistry (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/19/14)

FLOW taps into the beauty, bounty, surprises of the Schuylkill River (Newsworks, 9/18/14)

MetroKids’ Top Picks for This Weekend (PDF file, MetroKids, 9/18/14)

(VIDEO) Splash Organ big fun for FLOW Festival (Roxborough Review, 9/17/14)

The First-Ever Fairmount Water Works FLOW Festival Celebrates the Art and Science of Water… (Uwishunu, 9/16/14)

More great fall activities for you and your family (Southern Chester County Weeklies, 9/14/14)

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