Be sure to mark your calendar for our second annual Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony & Reception. If you joined us last year, you’ll remember the great networking and celebration of both our work and the work of our watershed honorees.
Second Annual Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony & Reception
Wednesday, May 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Fairmount Waterworks Interpretive Center, 640 Waterworks Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130
What is a Watershed?
A watershed is all of the land that drains rainwater into a particular body of water. The rainwater often carries chemicals, trash, and other materials over the land and into storm drains, depositing them directly into our creeks, streams, and rivers. This has an adverse impact on everything from plants and wildlife to our sources of drinking water.
TTF’s mission is to enhance the health and vitality of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Creek and watershed, which includes neighborhoods in North, Northeast, and Northwest Philadelphia and Abington, Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Rockledge, and Springfield in Montgomery County. We initiate and support efforts to restore the watershed’s health and mobilize watershed stewards through community outreach, networking, educational programs, and projects.
Working with a variety of groups including residents, schools, community organizations, environmental advisory councils, businesses and policy makers, we build watershed awareness, participation, and stewardship through workshops, lessons, tours, field trips, volunteer activities, and restoration projects. All of our restoration projects serve as watershed classrooms, offering ongoing educational and stewardship opportunities. For more information, download the TTF brochure [.pdf].