TTFWebDesignHmPgPhoto-10-27A 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.
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Our Mission

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TTF’s mission is to improve 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 — by engaging our communities in education, stewardship, restoration, and advocacy.

Working closely with our communities, we support the Philadelphia Water Department’s Green City, Clean Waters 25-year plan to protect our watershed by managing storm water with innovative green infrastructure. We implement and encourage these same strategies with partners in our upstream communities.

For more information, download our hot-off-the-press brochure!


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TTF’s annual Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony & Reception celebrates the accomplishments of partners and supporters to improve our 30-square-mile urban watershed. We invite you to join with us and over 200 watershed stewards, young and old, representing the nonprofit, public, and private sectors for this special evening.

The iconic Globe Dye Works in Frankford, home to a community of businesses, entrepreneurs, artisans, and artists will provide a fun backdrop to our festivities. The evening will include networking, a reception featuring specialties from the artisans at Globe Dye Works, as well as beer and wine from local brewers and winemakers, and an awards ceremony recognizing our honorees. Philadelphia Water Commissioner Debra McCarty is our special guest speaker!

You can see a list of our sponsors herePurchase tickets here — we look forward to seeing you on May 25th!

Our Partner Alliance:

AKRF, Inc. — The RBA Group — Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership — Firestone & Company — Pennoni Associates



For a listing of all our events click here. 

June 8, 2016
  • Nature's Hidden Surprises - "Creek Study"

    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: 11:30 am

    Location: Tacony Creek Park, I Street & Ramona Avenue Gateway, Philadelphia 19124

June 11, 2016
June 12, 2016
  • Creekside Bird Garden Tour

    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: 3:00 pm

    Location: Creekside Co-op, 7909 High School Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027, United States

June 21, 2016
  • Celebrate Your Park! Discover Your Creek! Block Parties

    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: 7:00 pm

    Location: Tacony Creek Park, I Street and Ramona Avenue Gateway, Philadelphia 19124

June 22, 2016
  • Celebrate Your Park! Discover Your Creek! Block Parties

    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: 7:00 pm

    Location: Tacony Creek Park, Whitaker Gateway, 635 Tampa St, Philadelphia, PA 19120, United States