A Busy Watershed Weekend in June!

Julie Slavet
Jun 10, 2013

On June’s first weekend, TTF was all over our watershed at partner events — Cedarbrook Middle School for Sustainable Cheltenham‘s Spring Festival, Vernon Park for the Germantown Garden Festival, and High School Park for Friends of High School Park‘s Arts in the Park.

Along with other organizations, we shared and promoted our work at Sustainable Cheltenham’s Spring Festival. This family friendly event featured student exhibits,eco-friendly crafts, kids activities and much more. It was exciting to see so many of our friends and partners sharing their great work, too, including Nancy Minich from NAM Planning and Design, Dottie Baumgarten of Sustainable Choices, and Anna Shipp from the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia.

Germantown Garden FestivalAt Vernon Park’s Germantown Garden Fest, we showcased our rain garden for attendees, who toured garden, which is located in front of the Center in the Park, and learned about how rain gardens function to protect water.

Tours were led by TTF Educator Molly Finch and Friends of Vernon Park president Ruth Seeley. Planting lists and design plans for the Vernon Park rain garden were provided to interested participants to encourage understanding of the project design.  Tour attendees were also given their own Christmas fern, one of the many plants in the Vernon Park rain garden, to take home to become part of a clean water planting on their own property. Now even more community members appreciate about a valuable clean water project right in their backyard!

As a frequent Friends of High School Park partner, TTF was happy to participate in the annual Arts in the Park event held on Sunday. TTF Educator Molly Finch and new intern David were on hand to provide clean water information to passers-by as well as to make water-themed buttons with kids. As David assisted the kids, Molly talked to adults about the purpose of TTF, answered questions and concerns about our watershed, and provided clean water resources.

We work closely with our partners to support overall green infrastructure and stream restoration initiatives in the region. Our involvement in partner events gives us the chance to share information and on-the-ground education to assist with the adoption of these measures. To learn about our projects, visit our Current Efforts page.

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