Be a Watershed Hero!

Julie Slavet
Mar 20, 2013

TTF will hold the first FREE lesson of its new Watershed Heroes program on Wednesday evening, March 27. This exciting new initiative will encourage engagement in our watershed community. This multi-faceted program will involve, educate, and reward people of all ages and backgrounds interested in learning about and protecting their watershed.

The program will include:

  • Hands-on service learning projects such as storm drain marking and cleanups
  • Tours of restoration and stormwater projects
  • Visits to partner facilities such as the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center and Philadelphia’s sewage and water treatment plants.

Program participants will be required to attend our watershed basics lesson and one of the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD’s) Green Cities, Clean Waters information sessions.Watershed Heroes

The Watershed Heroes program will:

  • Strengthen TTF’s valuable connections with existing volunteers and projects
  • Establish a new team that cares about and understands watershed issues
  • Equip Heroes with the knowledge and skills needed to advocate for their watershed and recruit other volunteers for projects
  • Expand the impact of TTF’s efforts and develop better relationships with volunteers.

After completing the Watershed Hero Certification, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what a watershed is
  • Identify in which watershed they live
  • Understand where drinking water comes from and where water goes when it goes down the drain
  • Define terms like CSO and stormwater runoff
  • Understand the impact of and how to prevent litter.

Upon completion of the program, Heroes will receive a Watershed Hero t-shirt and certificate of completion, as well as social media recognition, including badges to display on Facebook!

We are very excited about Watershed Heroes and the positive impact it will have on our watershed community.

To future Watershed Heroes: we hope to see you on March 27th!

Information about the first lesson is below:

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