Key Documents

Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Plans

Tookany Creek Watershed Management Plan: The Tookany Creek Watershed Management Plan was funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and completed in 2003, applying to the Tookany Creek outside the City of Philadelphia. Based on information collected from a diverse array of stakeholders, the plan presents a number of ways to improve not only the creek, but the quality of life for residents as well.

Tacony-Frankford River Conservation Plan: The Tacony/Frankford Creek Rivers Conservation Plan (RCP) was funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and completed in 2004. Based on information collected from a diverse array of stakeholders, the plan presents a number of ways to improve not only the creek, but quality of life for residents as well. Note that this plan covers the City of Philadelphia only; see the Tookany Watershed Management Plan below for a similar plan developed for Tookany Creek.

Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Integrated Watershed Management Plan: An Integrated Watershed Management Plan (IWMP) was completed for the Tookany-Tacony/Frankford Watershed in 2005 to outline the characteristics and problems within the watershed – utilizing supporting technical data – and define improvement strategies for implementation.

Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Act 167 Stormwater Management Plan: The Tookany-Tacony/Frankford Act 167 Plan was completed in 2008 through the leadership of Montgomery County and the Philadelphia Water Department. Under the requirements of the Pennsylvania Stormwater Management Act of 1978, the main objective of this plan is to control stormwater runoff on a watershed-wide basis.

Other documents

Green City, Clean Waters: Green City, Clean Waters is Philadelphia’s 25-year plan to protect and enhance our watersheds by managing stormwater with innovative green infrastructure. The Philadelphia Water Department developed Green City, Clean Waters to provide a clear pathway to a sustainable future while strengthening the utility, broadening its mission, and complying with environmental laws and regulations.

Greenworks Philadelphia: The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability (MOS) spent a year researching municipal sustainability, talking with residents, and drafting Greenworks Philadelphia. The ambitious plan sets 15 sustainability targets in the areas of energy, environment, equity, economy, and engagement to make Philadelphia the greenest city in America by 2015. Greenworks Philadelphia was released in spring of 2009. In May of 2010, MOS presented its first annual progress report, with updates presented each year since then.