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Aug 9, 2022

Say hello to Gianna, our Learning Trail Coordinator!

by Gianna Cianci I was born, raised, and still live in Juniata. I have spent my entire childhood, and now adulthood with my own children in this park. I am a huge advocate for all things PEACE. The park, along with our trails gives so many of us an escape from the day-to-day life in…

Jul 15, 2022

Conklin Tributary to Jenkintown Creek: Then & Now

We want to introduce you to a small unnamed tributary to the Jenkintown Creek that flows through the Charles D. Conklin Pool Property. In 2019, we started to restore this creek to a more natural setting and improve water quality through funding from the Montgomery County Planning Commission, William Penn Foundation, and the National Fish…

Jul 13, 2022

Tacony Creek Park Master Plan first draft shared with neighbors!

TTF and consultants Natural Lands and Toole Recreation Planning welcomed an engaged and enthusiastic group to our second virtual public meeting to reveal the first draft of the Tacony Creek Park Master Plan, one evening last month. Thank you to those who took the time to join us and provide feedback on the proposed improvements….

Jul 11, 2022

Small Actions Spark Big Changes

This guest blog is a repost from the Academy of Natural Sciences. You can find the original post here. You can make our planet more sustainable At the Academy of Natural Sciences, we believe that individual actions can truly make a difference. Each month of 2022, we’ll guide our community in a conversation about how…

Jun 27, 2022

2022 Tacony Creek Park Block Parties: Partners & Neighbors

WOW! It’s our 10th year of hosting Block Parties in Tacony Creek Park! This year’s parties were filled with adventure, family, and environmental education. Tacony Creek Park welcomed about 300 attendees at our Block Parties on June 14, 15, and 16. ¡WOW! ¡Es nuestro décimo año organizando Block Parties en Tacony Creek Park! Las fiestas de…

Jun 22, 2022

JOB POSTING: Soak It Up Rain Garden Caretaker

Job Posting: Soak It Up Rain Garden Caretaker Vernon Park, Germantown Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership The Vernon Park Rain Garden Caretaker will work for the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) looking after the Vernon Park rain garden, in front of the Center in the Park. This site has been adopted by TTF in partnership with the Friends…

Jun 12, 2022

TTF staff participates in chainsaw training with University of New Hampshire professor

TTF Philadelphia Stewardship Leader Alex Rosario attended a chainsaw training led by Professor Don Quigley, (Professor Emeritus, University of New Hampshire) provided through Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy. by Alex Rosario, Philadelphia Stewardship Leader Professor Don Quigley has taught in the forest technology program at the Thompson School of Applied  Science…

Jun 12, 2022

Thank you: PowerCorpsPHL Ranger trainees!

by Jaquay Scott, Park Ranger Apprentice “There’s never a right time to say goodbye…” – Christopher Maurice Brown Volunteering at TTF over the last month has been a well-rounded skill-building experience for me. Walking the trail almost daily has definitely tripled my step count but more importantly, I’ve been able to interact with residents/organizations and…

Jun 2, 2022

TTF Diversity Committee: The impact of litter on Tacony Creek Park: Philly needs to do more!

By Luanda Morris, Board Member & Chair of the TTF Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee, and the DEI Committee On Thursday, May 5, 2022, Philadelphia City Council held a public hearing to examine enforcement practices, preventative measures, and potential solutions necessary to address the widespread illegal dumping taking place in the City, and to…

May 25, 2022

TTF Watershed Partnership announces partners for “River Alive! Learning Trail” in Tacony Creek Park: Miguel Horn and Youth Volunteer Corps of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA (May 24, 2022) – Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc. (TTF), in collaboration with Habitheque, is proud to announce the selection of two partners for the design and construction of a series of watershed awareness and engagement opportunities for young children and their caregivers.  The “River Alive! Learning Trail” will be based on the River…

May 24, 2022

Listen to your neighbors: there’s still time to shape the future of Tacony Creek Park!

Help shape the future of Tacony Creek Park! We’re looking for your input to make the park even better – a place for people of all ages and abilities to love and enjoy. Take the Master Plan survey here to tell us what you would like to see improved in the park! Learn from our Tacony…

May 23, 2022

Riverfront North Partnership & TTF visit New York City parks!

On Wednesday, April 13, TTF and Riverfront North Partnership staff visited New York, exploring three parks across three boroughs to learn about park planning efforts in other cities. Our first stop was Gantry State Park/Hunters Point Park in Long Island City. While there, we toured both parks with Rob Basch, the president of the Hunters…

May 18, 2022

Out and about in Tacony Creek Park? Check out the Locator Signs for your safety!

Tacony Creek Park is a green space that provides much-needed rest, recreation, and nature for the people who live in nearby communities and the city of Philadelphia. TTF is committed to working with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Philadelphia Water Department, and all other stakeholders to ensure that this park, trail, and creek are accessible,…

May 16, 2022

Artists gather in Tacony Creek Park for a day of art & community (and to repaint our four HUGE bird murals)!

Last month, the Tacony Creek Park community came together for Birds of a Feather Feltonville, a day of art and unity, as artist Evan Lovett of VURT repainted the beautiful bird murals under Whitaker Avenue in Feltonville and artists live-painted and provided hands-on activities on the trail alongside him. El mes pasado, la comunidad de…

May 13, 2022

JOB POSTING: Learning Trail Coordinator (LTC)

JOB POSTING: Learning Trail Coordinator (LTC) Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership Organizational Background The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works across its 30 square mile urban watershed, collaborating with its municipalities and connecting watershed residents to their creeks. Through hands-on education, stewardship, restoration, and advocacy, TTF empowers watershed constituents to take care…

May 12, 2022

Garfield Refining & TTF Watershed Partnership Beautify Northeast Philly

This piece is a guest blog, written by the team at Garfield Refining. TTF is delighted to work with a partner as passionate and dedicated as Garfield Refining to keep our city healthy and make our green spaces even greener. Garfield partnered with us back on Earth Day 2021, and we honored them with the…

May 11, 2022

Meet our Ranger in training, Jaquay Scott!

TTF is excited to work with PowerCorpsPHL Rangers during this Spring/Summer Ranger Academy training season. Please welcome Jaquay Scott and Kevin Nicholson, our May trainees. Learn more about Jaquay below. My name is Jaquay Scott, I am a 25-year-old father and Native Philadelphian. Currently, I am apprenticing/serving through Americorps by way of PowerCorpsPHL with the…

May 10, 2022

Now introducing…three new Little Libraries in Tacony Creek Park!

Reading is essential. We are so proud that we have been able to enhance learning opportunities within our watershed (which is really a big outdoor classroom), especially along Tacony Creek Park. We are excited to announce the installation of THREE new Little Libraries in Tacony Creek Park, in collaboration with Read to Succeed Philly! These…

Apr 18, 2022

TTF Live Staking 2021-2022: a Route to Reduce Creek Erosion

By Ryan Neuman, Upstream Conservation Leader During the winter of 2021, TTF harvested cuttings from several species of shrubs at restoration sites across our watershed. We then drove these cuttings into creek banks where erosion is occurring.  This process is called live staking, and is a low-cost, low-maintenance method to reduce creek bank erosion. Another…

Apr 12, 2022

TTF welcomes our first Power Corps PHL Ranger Academy trainees!

TTF is excited to work with six PowerCorpsPHL Rangers during this Spring/Summer Ranger Academy training season. Please welcome brothers Miguel Cruz-Ortiz and Abdiel Cruz, our April trainees. Learn more about them below. My name is Miguel. I am serving in PowerCorpsPHL, an affiliate of Americorps, under their Park Ranger program. I’ve enjoyed working in nature…

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