Community development, environmental restoration, and educational reform must go hand in hand.

Since 1987, WPLP has worked with youth and adults in inner-city neighborhoods of the Mill Creek watershed.

Vacant land provides an opportunity to reshape and rebuild inner-city neighborhoods.

Water is an issue that holds great promise for combining environmental restoration and community development.

We design projects with an open structure that inspire people to invent and embellish.

We need to turn the conversation about children in low-income communities on its head.

Landscape literacy involves both understanding the world and transforming it.

WPLP has been recognized internationally, nationally, and locally.

We invite you to learn about our history, use our resources, and join our community.

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When Learning Is Real

How the Mill Creek Project transformed an inner-city school

Green Cities, Clean Waters

Philadelphia’s landmark plan to improve water quality


Partners and Sponsors

Aspen Farms

Philadelphia Water Department


Penn Netter Center

Philadelphia School District

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