We are all glad that 2020 is over. We’ve been through a lot together and we so appreciate our watershed community.
This past year pushed us to step out of our comfort zone to create new and innovative ways to engage with our constituents from the comfort of home. We took many of our programs to a virtual platform this year. We’re highlighting our top blog and social media posts as we reflect on our most noted accomplishments from 2020.
We totaled the average number of likes on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram together and determined our most popular posts of this year. Here are the top posts from all of 2020, if you missed them the first time.
Most Popular Blogs of 2020:
It’s no surprise that this blog received the most views from our constituents! As we closed our office for the safety of our team, we pivoted our programming from in-person to solo and online outings. We encouraged our community to reconnect with nature through solo walks, runs, cleanups, and plantings with masks and social distancing.
You can access these resources here. We continue to share activities for kids and families on our website, email newsletters, and social media. Reach out to us if you would like us to mail you our Bird Guide to the TTF Watershed, Outside & Seek activity, and more!
Each year, we recognize the heroes of our watershed, and celebrate their clean water accomplishments during our Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony. In this blog, we featured award winners: Friend of the TTF watershed, Educator, Youth Champion, Municipal Leader, Nonprofit Steward, Corporate Steward, and Legacy. Each and every winner has supported our watershed in numerous ways, and we are so thankful for their dedication to our community!
3. How Philadelphia’s Water Pollution Problems Shaped the City
Early last year, we published an adapted transcript of a podcast interview for Distillations from the Science History Institute. In this blog and interview, we examine the ways Philly has historically tackled its water pollution problems and how it has shaped the city into what it is today. (The Distillations podcast is incredible.)
Written by Upstream Conservation Leader Ryan, this blog was a resource for our constituents during the early stages of the pandemic. We hosted a webinar about managing stormwater pollution at home featuring various management practices, including redirecting rain gutters, planting a rain garden or buffer with native plants, and applying less salt during winter storms.
In this article, we wondered if our community would be interested in learning how to convert their suburban yard into a meadow. The answer was “yes!” from over 40 residents of Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, who attended this workshop to improve the health of our creeks. Learn more about ways to restore your own property by planting native plants and encouraging pollinators to visit your backyard!
Most Popular Social Posts of 2020:
- A Northern Red Salamander found in the TTF watershed
- TTF’s Participation in the Annual Christmas Bird Count
- Indigenous People’s Day: Why we are called the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed
- Volunteers help plant a buffer along Jenkintown Creek at Conklin Pool
- How large is the TTF watershed? Do you live in it?
We need you to keep our community engaged! Your participation is critical. Please share photos and stories, comments on our posts, and tag us on social media. Write a blog for us to share. Send us a note! And of course, we invite you to join us as a volunteer.
We wish you the very best in 2021! Thank you so much for your support. Together, we all make a difference!