Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania


September 15, 2015 Susan Crane (215) 247-5777, x121

Morris Arboretum Hosts a Workshop forPhiladelphia Water Department’s “Rain Check” Program

On Tuesday, September 29, 3-4pm, Morris Arboretum hosts a workshop for Philadelphia Water Department’s “Rain Check” Program, which helps Philadelphia residents manage storm water at their homes. Designed to increase permeable surfaces and capture rain water in the city, this program offers participants a free rain barrel and/or a downspout planter, rain garden or porous paving installed at a reduced price. To learn more and to register for this program, please visit All guests must register to participant and attend the workshop. This program is funded by the Philadelphia Water Department and managed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) in partnership with the Sustainable Business Network (SBN).

The large cistern pictured here is one of many components of Morris Arboretum’s best sustainable practices at the Arboretum’s Horticulture Center complex at Bloomfield Farm. For more information about Morris Arboretum, please visit,, or call 215-247-5777.

Morris rain check