TTF will recognize the following honorees at our third annual Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony & Reception on Wednesday, May 21!
Event tickets can be purchased here.
Award: TTF Watershed Municipal Leader
TTF would like to recognize PowerCorpsPHL for its outstanding service in Philadelphia’s watershed parks, particularly Tacony Creek . PowerCorpsPHL is an innovative, new AmeriCorps program designed to address Philadelphia and Pennsylvania’s environmental stewardship initiatives as well as the City’s youth workforce development and violence prevention priorities. Partnering with EducationWorks and the Philadelphia Youth Network, each year, PowerCorpsPHL will enroll 100 individuals, ages 18-26, in a 9-month program: 6 months of full-time service as AmeriCorps members with City departments followed by 3 months of intensive job placement support.
PowerCorpsPHL will make a significant impact on the city’s water quality with its three year plan to plant 3,000 trees, revitalize 3,000 acres of public land, and educate 18,000 residents on the importance of watershed preservation. We are so proud that our City is home to this important new watershed stewardship training program!
Corps members have improved Tacony Creek Park since participating in the Love Your Park Fall Service: they have planted 100 new trees and pruned many large trees, removed invasive plants, and removed tons of trash from the park. We would especially like to honor The Power Pack at Pennypack and Wolf Pack at Cobbs Creek crews for taking special interest in Tacony Creek Park and recognizing their potential to improve our watershed.