Our 2017 Watershed Friend and Legacy Award Winners

Julie Slavet
Apr 25, 2017

Friend of the TTF Watershed

Meet this year’s Friend honorees: Pam Miller and Judy Mackey!

As a block captain in her neighborhood and founding member of the Tacony Creek Park (TCP) Keepers, Pam repeatedly demonstrates a commitment to bettering her community. With every park meeting, clean-up, or other opportunity to contribute, Pam always answers the call and enriches each effort with her unique creativity and eye for beauty.

Judy has been a lifelong neighbor and friend to Tacony Creek Park — or — as she called it when she was a young girl, Juniata Creek. Her love for this park is infectious. Judy put her caring into action by becoming one of the founding members of the TCP Keepers. She continues to serve as an impassioned advocate for our beautiful park.

Judy and Pam are regular participants in the monthly Nature’s Hidden Surprises walks, bringing enthusiasm and knowledge to each meeting.

TTF Watershed Legacy Award

Captain Don Baugh is the President and Founder of the Upstream Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting people to nature. TTF first met Don and his team when he visited the TTF office and took a walk with us through Tacony Creek Park, in his role as consultant to the William Penn Foundation to develop and guide a network of 23 Environmental Centers throughout the Delaware River Watershed. 

Don is a national leader in environmental education programs and policies. A life-long sailor, one of Don’s passions is getting people on the water. When he learned that the TTF staff had never explored our own creek by boat, he took it upon himself to make that happen. In November of 2016, Don led TTF staff on a 12 mile kayak journey from Penn’s Landing up the Delaware River and the Frankford Creek. It was a truly eye-opening experience, pushing us to envision and commit to expanding possibilities for further connecting our community with the creek and the river.

Susan Harris has been involved with TTF for many years, serving as a representative for the Montgomery County Conservation District on the Board of Directors. In 2014, she started her own environmental consulting and project management business, Cerulean LLC. As Project Manager, she has been instrumental in TTF’s success in identifying and managing water quality improvement projects in our watershed through the Delaware River Watershed Initiative of the William Penn Foundation. She has excelled at writing and managing Delaware River Restoration Fund grants. Her enthusiasm, flexibility, creativity, diligence, and passion for green stormwater and stream restoration (and developing match funds) have been infectious. 

We hope you’ll join with us to celebrate these watershed heroes at our Milestones Award Ceremony & Reception on May 24th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at our home at the Globe Dye Works in Philly’s Frankford neighborhood.

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