The Big Green Block

The Philadelphia Water Department continues to work with a coalition of local nonprofits and community groups on the Big Green Block, a multi-component sustainability project at and around Shissler Recreation Center and the Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Green stormwater projects at the site include stormwater tree trenches and two rain gardens that are designed to manage runoff from approximately 1.2 acres.

PWD's partners in the project include the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, New Kensington Community Development Corporation, Sustainable 19125, Mural Arts Program and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. Check in with Sustainable 19125's blog to keep up to date on local events. This Saturday: Youth Bike Rodeo from 1-3 p.m.

Locate this project on our Big Green Map.

More photos after the jump.