On May 31, TTF hosted our very first Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony & Reception. Hosted by the Philadelphia Water Department’s Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, this event brought together watershed leaders from across our region to celebrate all of our accomplishments in improving the health of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed.
At the event, guests networked while enjoying refreshments, wine, and a great selection of beer from Yards Brewing Company. Attendees also explored the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center’s terrific educational exhibits and made generous bids on Silent Auction items. We met our fundraising goal for the event, which will help to support our many valuable watershed education and restoration initiatives. We were also able to honor some fantastic watershed stewards, listed below.
The program included great remarks from TTF Executive Director Julie Slavet, Board President Gerry Kaufman and Philadelphia Water Commissioner Howard Neukrug. Mayor Nutter even stopped by to show his support for watershed improvement initiatives!
Check out more pictures from the event here!
Friend of the TTF Watershed:
Fred Lewis, Senior Environment Corps
Ruth Seeley and Sue Finch, Friends of Vernon Park
Joseph Pyle, Scattergood Foundation
Reverend Chester H. Williams, Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club, Inc.
TTF Watershed Educator:
Karen Shaffran, Debi DiBattista, and John Burkholder Science Teachers at Cedarbrook Middle School, Cheltenham
TTF Watershed Youth Champion:
Germantown Friends School 5th Grade Environmental Action Club
TTF Watershed Municipal Leader:
Georgia Kolbas, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Jackie Olson, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
TTF Watershed Corporate Steward:
Nancy Minich, NAM Planning & Design
Mr. and Mrs. Anonymous
Campbell Thomas & Co.
Bill Chambley & AXA Foundation
Fairmount Park Conservancy
Felice Croul Associates
Hatch Mott MacDonald
Keep Philadelphia Beautiful
NAM Planning & Design, LLC
Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Dr. Jeffrey Schultz