- Darby Creek Valley Association
Developing a comprehensive conservation plan for the Darby Creek watershed.
- Heritage Conservancy
the Delaware River Watershed Initiative which is a four-state program
based on the ecology of the watershed and the interconnections among
communities and the environment.
- Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Riverkeeper Network is a nonprofit, membership organization that works
to strengthen citizen protection of the Delaware River and its
- West Philadelphia Landscape Project
West Philadelphia Landscape Project is an action research program
integrating research, teaching, and community service. It is based in
the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the
University of Pennsylvania. Since the program began in 1987, faculty
and students have worked on a wide variety of projects with community
organizations, neighborhood groups, teachers and students in West
Philadelphia public schools.
- Wissahickon Watershed Partnership
mission is to promote a general understanding of the environmental
studies and activities within the Wissahickon Creek watershed. Includes
a list of ongoing environmental projects within the watershed.
- The Wissahickon Riparian Restoration and Trail Link
the proposed greenway link between Forbidden Drive in Fairmount Park
and the Militia Hill area of Fort Washington State Park.
- Nine Mile Run Greenway Project
Pittsburgh: The unifying theory of the Nine Mile Run Greenway Project
is reclamation as an integrated ecosystem restoration that embraces the
complex goal of "nature" in the context of contemporary urban culture.
- Partnership for the Delaware Estuary
With important tips for reducing runoff pollutants.
- Higher Ground
Report on Voluntary Property Buyouts in the Nation's Floodplains. A
Common Ground Solution Serving People at Risk, Taxpayers and the
- The Sierra Club
the Environment...For Our Families, For Our Future" is their slogan.
This site includes information about protecting wetlands and stopping
- The Association of State Floodplain Managers
organization "supports comprehensive non-structural and structural
management of the nations floodplains and realted water resources...[in
order to] reduce loss of human life and property damage resulting from
flooding, preserve the natural and cultural values of floodplains and
avoid actions that exacerbate flooding..." Visit and learn more.
- Make an Online Hazard Map
Enter your zip code and get back a map indicating flood hazard areas.
- River Network
Network was founded with the conviction that the solutions to river
degradation, like the problems, are primarily local. Based in Portland
Oregon with offices in DC, Vermont and Montana. Includes a great links page.
- City of Philadelphia official website
- Philadelphia City Planning Commission
- Philadelphia City Code and Home Rule Charter
The whole shebang!
- Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Emergency Management Agency — FEMA — is an independent agency
of the federal government helping people before, during and after
disasters. Includes extensive information about floods, the National
Flood Insurance Program and more.
- Environmental Protection Agency — Surf Your Watershed
A service to help you locate, use and share environmental information about your watershed.
- Environmental Protection Agency — Your Community
Enter your zip code and map environmental conditions in your neighborhood. Totally awesome maps.
- PA Watersheds
from the Pennsylvania DEP, with news releases, information on
protecting watersheds, "Top Ten Tips for Watershed Organizations," and
- US Geological Survey (USGS)
is an extensive and wonderful website with streamflow data, information
about Hurricane Floyd, geological information and much, much more.
- USGS Water Resources of Pennsylvania
Jump right to information on the state of Pennsylvania's water issues
- Philadelphia City Historical Photo Archive
Philadelphia City Archive is one of the country’s largest municipal
archives, with an estimated 2 million photographs that date from the
late 1800’s, searchable by date, address, neighborhood and keyword.
- Pennsylvania Canal Society The
Pennsylvania Canal Society hosts an interactive map locating all of the
canals in Pennsylvania and providing information on their history and
current preservation status.