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Blog Post: Mussel Hatchery Update

A Scientist’s Perspective On The Mussel and Host-Fish Experience In the Laboratory By Lance Butler (Aquatic Scientist, Philadelphia Water Department) Most larval species of freshwater mussels (glochidia) rely on host fish to transform into juveniles and to disperse into new habitats. In many cases, this relationship is unique, because a certain species of mussel may […]

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Delaware River Watershed Fellowship Opportunities (Summer 2017)

Experience the Delaware River Watershed like never before: become a Delaware River Watershed Fellow at one of 23 regional environmental centers this summer. What is a Delaware River Watershed Fellowship? A Delaware River Watershed Fellowship is a paid 12-week internship from June through August. Fellows work 35-40 hours a week at one of 23 environmental […]

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Ellen Schultz Recognized by School District of Philadelphia

On Tuesday, June 28, the School District of Philadelphia celebrated the release of GreenFutures, the District’s first ever sustainability plan. Mayor Kenney, Superintendent Hite, Office of Sustainability Director Christine Knapp, EPA Region III Administrator Sean Garvin, and a host of community members were on hand at the Philadelphia Zoo to thank and acknowledge all of […]

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Special Events Recap

Bicentennial Brunch On Saturday, April 16, more than 150 friends, partners, and supporters of the Fairmount Water Works convened at our historic site for our bicentennial brunch, which included live music, guided behind-the-scenes tours, and delectable cuisine. Individuals and organizations were also recognized for their contributions to our work. Click here for more photos.     Art in […]

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Geocaching at the Fairmount Water Works!

Fairmount Water Works is getting into geocaching just in time for Spring! What is Geocaching? Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices such as a smart phone. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. (See Geocaching 101 for all the […]

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Art in the Open 2016 Artists Selected!

Congratulations to the 2016 Art in the Open artists and artist teams! Click here for the full AiO press announcement. About Art in the Open: Art in the Open (AiO) is a biennial citywide event that celebrates artists, their inspirations for creating art, and their relationships with the urban environment. Art in the Open debuted in June […]

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“We Love Our Volunteers” Appreciation Event

On the evening of Saturday, February 13, more than 25 volunteers and guests visited the Fairmount Water Works for a special Valentine’s Day-themed appreciation event. FWW staff thanked the volunteers, including tour guides, education assistants, and special event assistants of all ages, for their dedication. The event was spearheaded by Rene Johnson, FWW’s Community Initiatives Specialist. […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. Science Saturday – “What’s for Lunch?”

    September 30 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  2. Science Saturday: “The Schuylkill River & You!”

    October 7 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  3. Special River Days 2017 “We Drink the River” Drinking Water System Bus Tour

    October 14 @ 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  4. Science Saturday: “The Schuylkill River & You!”

    October 14 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  5. Water and Food: The Art of Irrigation

    October 15 @ 1:00 PM - October 22 @ 5:00 PM