Milestones Awards: TTF Watershed Public Leader and TTF Legacy Award

Julie Slavet
May 18, 2016

TTF Watershed Public Leader

Drew Brown and Adam Levine, Philadelphia Water Department

Photo of Adam LevineFew people know the enigmatic history of Philadelphia’s lost waterways better than Adam Levine and Drew Brown. Adam has researched the historic waterways of Philadelphia for the Water Department for nearly 20 years. His website,, is an incredible compilation of articles, maps and historic photos of Philadelphia’s creeks and sewers. Drew, environmental engineer for the Water Department, is well versed in Philadelphia’s historic infrastructure. Together the two have led numerous presentations and tours, most recently exploring our lost historic waterway, the Wingohocking Creek. The research that Adam and Drew have undertaken has day-lighted the story of our watershed’s hidden streams, and is reconnecting our community with its lost waterways.

Photo of Drew Brown

TTF Legacy Award

Fred Maurer, Friends of Tacony Creek Park

Fred Maurer has long been a voice and steward of Tacony Creek Park. For more than 25 years he has volunteered his time and service with the Friends of Tacony Creek Park, where he has served as VP of Conservation Matters. Fred has dedicated countless hours to the park’s conservation, as well as preservation of its history. He can often be found out on the trail, cleaning up the park! Just last year he led TTF and members of our community on a park history walk and presentation on the historic Whitaker Mill. We thank Fred and the Friends of Tacony Creek Park for their diligent service.

A picture of Fred Maurer in Tacony Creek ParkWyncote Audubon Society

The Wyncote Audubon Society is one of the oldest nature-oriented clubs in North America, with its origins dating back to 1914. Over the past several years Wyncote Audubon has increasingly supported the work of TTF, even recruiting our incredible Philadelphia Watershed Coordinator as a Board member! This group understands that clean waterways provide wildlife with essential habitat and people with a lifetime of fascination and appreciation of nature.

TTF hosts many bird walks in Tacony Creek Park with the help of Wyncote Audubon board members and experienced volunteers. Thanks to their generosity, we now have a bank of binoculars for community members to use. For many members of our community, this has been the first time they have used quality optics…it has made a huge difference in their enjoyment and appreciation of birds in the park! TTF birders, young and old, have been able to experience the creek and its incredible wildlife more fully, thanks to the thoughtful generosity of the Wyncote Audubon Society.

Wyncote Audubon Society

Join us at our Annual Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony & Reception on May 25th, when we will honor these award winners! You can buy tickets here. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate the accomplishments of our partners and supporters in an evening of food, fun, and networking!

Our Partner Alliance!

Logos for our Partner Alliance members: Lindy Communities, ISS, AquaReale, UPenn, PECO, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, and Abington Friends School.

AKRF, Inc. — O’Brien & Gere — The RBA Group — Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership — Firestone & Company — Pennoni Associates

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