Broomall’s Dam Update: temporary dam removal

Oct 15, 2015 by

As reported by Media Borough Council President Brian Hall at tonight’s Council meeting, the PA Department of Environmental...

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Update: 3rd Street & Broomall’s Lake

Mar 19, 2014 by

There is a conference about the 3rd Street Litigation scheduled for March 31, 2014 between Media Borough, Broomall’s Lake...

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Update: PA DEP & Broomall’s Lake Water Level

Nov 22, 2013 by

As we previously reported, on June 12 this year, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) siphoned water from...

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1.1 Acre Project – Summer 2013

Sep 1, 2013 by

We continued to visit Glen Providence Park’s 1.1 Acre construction area for Broomall’s Dam during the hot and unusually(!) wet...

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Protect the Park – Remove the Dam – Restore the ...

Aug 10, 2013 by

It’s a dam, not a bridge. Broomall’s Dam on Third Street is often called a “bridge.” In fact, it is a high hazard dam with a...

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PA DEP & Broomall’s Lake Water Level

Jun 12, 2013 by

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) is siphoning water from Broomall’s Lake. This is in...

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Letter to the Editor on DEP and Broomall’s Dam

Jun 10, 2013 by

What follows is our Letter to the Editor sent on June 10, 2013 to local newspapers:    On May 10, 2013, the Pennsylvania...

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Statement of Support for Dam Removal & Stream Restorati...

Apr 18, 2013 by

On Monday, February 25, 2013, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Judge James Proud revoked the 2011 Stipulation Agreement between...

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Letter to Delaware County Council about the 3rd Street Proje...

Jan 8, 2013 by

Since June 2011, Friends of Glen Providence Park has advocated for minimizing the destruction to Glen Providence Park from the 3rd...

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Dam Safety: Current & Future

Nov 7, 2012 by

We are relieved that Broomall’s Dam withstood Hurricane Sandy last week, but thought we should share what we learned about the...

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Petition for Contempt from BLCC

Oct 13, 2012 by

On September 20, Media Borough Council voted on a compromise resolution for the design of the 3rd Street Dam, to include a one-way...

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What does dam removal look like?

May 6, 2012 by

Friends of Glen Providence Park, after carefully doing research and weighing the evidence, has decided to fully support dam removal...

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Dam Removal & Stream Restoration

Feb 26, 2012 by

Last November, PennDOT met with Media Borough Council members and clarified that PennDOT’s funding for 80% of the 3rd Street...

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It’s A Wonderful Life… at Glen Providence Park!

Dec 25, 2011 by

An amazing 1933 account of a girl rescuing her younger sister from icy water at Broomall’s Dam is remarkably similar to that of...

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Christmas Bird Count 2011

Dec 21, 2011 by

At the Christmas Bird Count in Glen Providence Park on Saturday, we saw 108 individual birds of 16 species!  For comparison, there...

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Glen Providence Ghosts!

Oct 2, 2011 by

Yes, this is an actual 18th century ghost story that takes place in Glen Providence Park! This story was found among the papers of...

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September Wildlife Sightings

Sep 30, 2011 by

  Our 2nd month documenting park wildlife and happenings…  In the first few days, we noticed that the Cicadas had ended...

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Historical Maps!

Sep 17, 2011 by

    Like old maps? We sure do!  Here are six  maps we have found of the land that is now the park, from 1683 to 1909. ...

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Pre-park history: Scroggie Valley!

Sep 15, 2011 by

Before Glen Providence Park was established, its valley was called Scroggie! [1]  It was even the setting for an 18th century Ghost...

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