Kate Layton

We Had a Great Time at the Delaware River Festival

October 6th, 2021

We had a wonderful time at this year’s Delaware River Festival, and we hope you did too! The online presentations are still available to watch on Facebook, YouTube, and on the festival’s official website at www.delawareriverfest.org.

See you next year!

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Spokesdog 2021

June 21st, 2021

Congratulations, Lucy!

The Philadelphia Water Department has a new spokesdog. It’s Lucy, who won the online spokesdog competition with the most “likes” on social media. She will be PWD’s spokesdog for dog waste education for 2021.



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Check out our new WATCH Tool

May 5th, 2021

Have a wetland issue? Check your WATCH

The Wetland Assessment Tool for Condition and Health (WATCH) is a tool to provide guidance to restoration practitioners in evaluating multiple aspects of current and future tidal salt marsh conditions. The ultimate goal of WATCH is to provide a method to evaluate the weight of evidence regarding ecological deficiency at a site to inform thoughtful decision-making in the context of different management goals and the appropriate selection of restoration tactics.

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Watch our Latest Wetlands Video

January 6th, 2021


Our latest wetlands video is now available to watch! See what PDE has been up to in the world of tidal wetlands.

The migration or transgression of salt marshes upland and into the fringes of adjacent coastal forests is a natural process as sea levels rise.

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