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Hotter May temps, Otters spotted, more heritage trees chopped & more
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Hotter May temps, Otters spotted, more heritage trees chopped & more

Catch up on the latest sustainability news.

May in Philadelphia has warmed an average of 1.6 degrees over the past 50 years.

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A river otter captured on camera in Ridley Creek is good news for the animal’s revival and cleaner local waterways. (Inquirer)

The Fairmount Park Conservancy cut down forty-eight healthy heritage trees from FDR Park despite the Philly Tree Plan’s intentions to slow tree loss. “Why is it so important that we must destroy in hours what [it took] nature almost a hundred years to create?” said Maurice Sampson, eastern Pennsylvania director of the nonprofit Clean Water Action. (WHYY)

DYK French Creek State Park has ties to the Underground Railroad and the charcoal industry as a place of refuge for those seeking freedom from slavery. A new map chronicles 65 historically Black beaches and other significant sites in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Are you unsure how to participate in community discussions about land development? PennFuture is hosting a webinar on May 22nd on A Community Guide to Local Land Use Decision-Making in Pennsylvania.

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher
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