The EPA is cracking down on pollution in Wissahickon Creek, and local nonprofits and the William Penn Foundation are providing one example of how towns can unite to clean up troubled waters.
Protecting the country’s freshwater supply is a huge environmental issue with increasing urgency, but it’s just getting started as a philanthropic cause. Here’s a crash course in the major players.
The Philadelphia metropolitan area lies in the Delaware watershed, along the longest un-dammed river east of the Mississippi. Simply put, a watershed is the land that water moves across and under as it flows. This particular watershed provides water for drinking, commercial, industrial, and recreation purposes for over 15 million people in Philadelphia, New York City, and along the east coast.Read More