Featured Watershed Milestones Honoree: Friends of High School Park

Julie Slavet
May 7, 2014

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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.

Friends of High School Park

Award: Friend of the TTF Watershed 


Friends of High School Park
We are so pleased to honor our longstanding partner, Friends of High School Park (FHSP), for their impressive work along the Tookany Creek in Cheltenham Township. Their story is one of turning community activism and concern into environmental stewardship and protection.  The Friends are an inspiring model for our watershed’s people and communities.

Formally incorporated in 1995, this group worked to form a visionary plan to turn the former 11+ acre home of Cheltenham High School into a park. The property was purchased by Cheltenham Township under Montgomery County’s Open Space Acquisition Program, and the Township agreed to FHSP’s visionary plan for creating a public space.

FHSP is devoted to restoring the park’s native plant communities and ecology. The park serves as a valuable educational resource to schools and gathering point for the community. FHSP hosts regular workdays and educational workshops from birding to maple sugaring, and operates a community-based Meadow Monitors Program. To raise funds, FHSP has created a number of beloved signature events including Arts in the Park, an annual crafts and music festival.

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