Thursday, March 21st, 2019
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Germantown is one of two local non-profits to receive a grant for green storm water infrastructure site improvements from the Philadelphia Water Department. The grant totaling $800,000 is part of the Philadelphia Water Department’s “Green City, Clean Waters” initiative.
According to Greenprint Partners, St. Luke’s will not only receive property enhancements because of this grant, but also it can also reduce their annual storm water bills up to 80%. They can do this by earning credits for successfully installed and maintained Green Storm water Infrastructure.
The church in the East Germantown neighborhood aims to create green space for the community, increase community pride, and enhance community health by encouraging active living. Greenprint Partners will deliver rain gardens and additional canopy trees at St. Luke’s with funds from the Philadelphia Water Department. This space will offer a more inviting space for children to exercise and play, as well as allow rainwater to soak in right where it falls.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Germantown is an vibrant and loving Christian community located in the historic neighborhood of Germantown, Philadelphia. St. Luke’s seeks to be an open and welcoming place where individuals may safely bring their differences, backgrounds, and perspectives to explore, experience, and practice Christian faith.
To read the full story click here.