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.
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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.

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For a listing of all our events click here. 

October 22, 2016
  • Tacony Creek Park Birdwalk led by Martin Selzer, Wyncote Audubon

    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 10:30 am

    Location: Tacony Creek Park, Bingham Street Gateway, 5109 Bingham St. at Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia 19120

October 27, 2016
  • TTF Partner Alliance Networking Reception hosted by UPenn MES & MSAG Programs

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

    Location: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

October 29, 2016
  • Ribbon Cutting at Ethel Jordan Park

    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: 2:00 pm

    Location: Ethel Jordan Park, behind McKinley Fire House on Jenkintown Road, Elkins Park 19027

November 3, 2016
  • Get Your Feet Wet! Workshop for Teachers

    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: 6:00 pm

    Location: Abington Friends School, 575 Washington Ln, Jenkintown, PA 19046, USA

November 5, 2016
  • Wingohocking Creek Bus Tour

    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: 5:00 pm

    Location: Tour begins & ends at Tacony Creek Park at the I & Ramona Gateway: 4528 I St., Philadelphia 19124