Hi my name is Destiny Lewis, and I am a fellow with the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership through PowerCorpPHL. I started my fellowship in June and I end July 31st. I first joined PowerCorpPHL in August 2018 after I graduated from high school after dropping out in 2016. I was a young teenage mother with no job experience. So far, PowerCorpPHL has taught me many different skill sets I can use in life and in my career. Being a fellow for TTF as an trail ambassador is hard work and a lot of fun. Being a trail ambassador means I’m outside on the Tacony Creek Park trails, making sure the trails are in great shape for the community and letting people know about upcoming events and handing out trail maps. It feels great to be able to ensure the community of a clean, safe trail that they can walk or run on. I am grateful for the opportunity and can’t wait for what’s to come.
Hi! My name is Isaiah Alamo and I am a proud trail ambassador for the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed as a PowerCorpsPHL fellow. I joined PowerCorpsPHL after I graduated from William Bodine High School in June of 2018. I wanted to gain some work experience and help my community through environmental stewardship projects and I knew PowerCorps would give me the tools I needed to be able to achieve these goals. As a member, I was assigned to work with a team of six members for 6 months traveling through the city of Philadelphia to do aesthetic maintenance on rain gardens. Throughout my 6 months, I’ve gained an incredible amount of knowledge about Green Stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and Stormwater Management Practices (SMP). I’ve learned that GSI plays a crucial role in the future for Philadelphia, helping transform the city water into the safest drinkable water and managed Stormwater in the entire country. I took an interest in continuing to sharpen my knowledge about GSI and how water is being managed. I made a decision to become a fellow for the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) in order to protect the Watershed. As a Trail Ambassador, I am responsible for helping keep the watershed clean and doing some GSI work. I am thankful for having these responsibilities and would like to thank TTF for the opportunity to serve as a fellow.