Watershed Milestones Honorees: Nonprofit and Corporate Stewards

Julie Slavet
May 1, 2017

Nonprofit Stewards

Simple Cycle

Simple Cycle is a nonprofit Christian ministry in Hunting Park, which creates employment opportunities, runs classes and programs, and works with neighbors to create community development through cycling. Simple Cycle operates a full service bicycle sale and service shop and hosts programs to train young people on how to repair and maintain bicycles.

Simple Cycle staff and volunteers frequently lead bike rides along the Tacony Creek Park trail, introducing many families and kids to this great neighborhood resource.  Simple Cycle hosted a bicycle care and safety course for our Tacony Creek Park Trail Ambassadors last year, and helped us outfit them with bicycles and gear to use when they patrol the trail. The work that Simple Cycle does helps make riding the Tacony Creek Park trail fun and accessible part for our community, and we are delighted to honor this organization.

Fairmount Water Works

The Fairmount Water Works (FWW) educates citizens about Philadelphia’s urban watershed and collaborates with partners to instill an appreciation for the connections between daily life and the natural environment. FWW was founded in 1815 and is a National Historic Landmark, a Civil Engineering Landmark, and a National Mechanical Engineering Landmark. Today, it is also the region’s premier urban environmental education destination as well as a hub of innovative water and watershed education.

FWW has been an active supporter of TTF’s efforts to provide hands-on watershed education for teachers in the area, helping us make the critical connections between our creekside restoration projects and the schools that host them. We look forward to expanding our collaboration with Fairmount Water Works in the future.

Corporate Stewards

Chick-fil-A Aramingo

Owner Fatorma Siafa of Chick-fil-A Aramingo has helped us make many of our programs even more successful through generous donations over the past few years. They have donated gift cards for our volunteer appreciation efforts and delicious food for many of our events, such as our annual Milestones Award Ceremony & Reception and Community Service Breakfasts (we love their breakfast foods and cookies!). Additionally, Chick-fil-A Aramingo supports local schools and other organizations through their Schools Program, Family Nights, and Spirit Night fundraising opportunities. We are glad to have Chick-fil-A as a neighbor.

Steve Miano

Steve is a environmental lawyer at Hangley, Aronchick, Segal, Pudlin, and Schiller. He has served as an EPA attorney and as Chair of the American Bar Association Section on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources, and is a frequent speaker at the Pennsylvania Environmental Law Forum. He is an advocate for municipalities and schools, and frequently speaks internationally on behalf of TTF and other environmental organizations (he spoke at our Clean Water Forum in June, 2015) Steve has also taught courses in environmental law at Rutgers-Camden. We are proud to honor Steve, who has spent his career advocating for our natural resources.

Additionally, Hangley, Aronchick, Segal, Pudlin, and Schiller (HASPS) is a TTF Partner Alliance member. They are a full-service law firm with locations in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Cherry Hill, and Norristown. HASPS value hard work, down-to-earth approach, and supporting the local community, and we are happy to honor one of their partners as a Watershed Hero!

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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