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Penn State Extension praised by state for native plant gardens in Philadelphia, Assist from Vicinity Energy

By District Energy posted 05-08-2024 10:30


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The Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward program in Philadelphia County, in partnership with the Friends of Wharton Square Park, recently received a Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, presented annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.The recognition is the highest statewide honor bestowed upon schools, businesses and community organizations for environmental performance and innovation in cleaning up watersheds, saving energy, eliminating pollution, reducing waste and other initiatives.

Vicinity Energy, a sustainable district energy provider located in Grays Ferry, funded a $1,700 zero-emissions water wagon machine that allowed volunteers to water in areas of the park that previously could not be reached.

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