It was a beautiful day for a cleanup at Tacony Creek Park!

This year, for the 8th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup, TTF partnered with PowerCorps PHL and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) to get Tacony Creek Park ready for our 3rd Healthy Trails 5k.16602973753_9f82460232_o

We were joined by the PowerCorps “Nature Chasers” crew and community members including a block captain and runner, and together we removed bags worth of trash from the Rorer Street gateway to the Whitaker Street Gateway! This trash would have ended up in our creek, washed down by wind and rain water.

We ended the day with pizza for our hardworking volunteers, joined by some enthusiastic neighborhood children playing at the Lauretha Vaird Boys and Girls Club who pitched in to pick up trash around the playing field.17035631960_9eb590325e_o

Thank you to the Philadelphia Streets Department for organizing this effort to bring communities together to keep our city clean. And a special thanks to our volunteers, PPR and PowerCorps PHL. Thank you all for Keeping up the Sweep Up!

Want to be part of caring for your Tacony Creek Park? Contact Doryan DeAngel at or 215-744-1853.

About Doryán De Angel

Doryán De Angel, Community Watershed Leader (Philadelphia): Doryán works with Robin on the Philadelphia watershed team to engage and educate residents about watershed and stormwater issues. A resident of Cheltenham, Doryan started with TTF as an outstanding hands-on volunteer. She is fluent in Spanish and has a Bachelors in Environmental Science from the University of Puerto Rico. She was a student collaborator on the San Juan Bay Estuary Project. Contact Doryán at 215.744.1853 or


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