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Dec 3, 2021

Why were they digging big holes in the lawn at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel?

We are excited to share this article as a guest blog, reposted from Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel. You can find the original here. We are honored to work together with Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel to improve our creeks and watershed community. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in partnership with the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership secured grant funding to…

Nov 22, 2021

Op-Ed: ‘I did what I could to prevent erosion on our family’s land, but I worry it is not enough’

This is a featured guest blog, written by Alan Hunt. The piece originally ran in NJ Spotlight News, which you can find here. ALAN HUNT | NOVEMBER 17, 2021 | OPINION, ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT, WATER Don’t leave it to individuals to deal with failing infrastructure, climate change and invasive species Op-Ed: ‘I did what I could to prevent erosion…

Nov 18, 2021

Watershed Districts: The Case for Environmental Gerrymandering

Watershed Districts: The Case for Environmental Gerrymandering* By David Bell We usually think of ourselves as living in a particular city, town, or neighborhood. What if we considered ourselves to be citizens of a watershed, rather than a city or town? And in this season of redistricting, what if legislative districts and municipal borders were…

Nov 18, 2021

Philly Tree Plan: Growing Our Urban Forest for our watershed neighborhoods

We really care about trees at TTF! Trees are important in so many ways: they absorb and filter stormwater. The cleaner the water and the less of it that gets into our pipes, the healthier are our creeks.  Trees also cool our neighborhoods, many of which face higher temperatures caused by the urban heat effect….

Nov 17, 2021

JOB POSTING: Philadelphia Community Organizer

JOB POSTING: Philadelphia Community Organizer (PCO) Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership Organizational Background The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) is seeking a Philadelphia Community Organizer (PCO) to lead outreach efforts and develop relationships with community residents and organizations to improve the health of our Philadelphia watershed neighborhoods. TTF is a non-profit organization that works across its 30 square…

Nov 8, 2021

350 Trees Now Planted and Given Out In Northeast Philadelphia

This blog is a repost from Riverfront North. November 5, 2021 Northeast Philadelphia is a little bit greener this November. Riverfront North Partnership and Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership collaborated on five events in October to plant and give away over 350 trees in the Frankford and Holmesburg Neighborhoods. This effort was made possible by partnership with Arbor Day…

Nov 1, 2021

Tacony Creek Park community enjoys Fall Festival & Concert with Olney Culture Lab

We premiered a TTF first this fall! We hosted our first Fall Festival on October 2nd. Community groups, friends, and family gathered at the big grassy field on Olney Avenue, between Tabor Road and Rising Sun Avenue. A popular spot for picnics, volleyball games, and our Movie Nights, this was the perfect spot to gather…

Oct 29, 2021

The Outdoors are for Everyone: Thrive Outside Day

This blog is a repost from the Delaware River Watershed Initiative. Thrive Outside Day – Philly 2021 Time spent in nature positively contributes to healing and well-being. Our world is witnessing incredible upheaval and Americans across the country have taken to the outdoors in search of respite from COVID-19. The Outdoor Foundation 2021 Participation Trends…

Oct 29, 2021

Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership Announces Watershed Milestones Award Winners

Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership Announces  Watershed Milestones Award Winners PHILADELPHIA, PA September 27, 2021 – Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF)  will celebrate watershed heroes for the tenth year at its Annual Watershed Milestones Ceremony on October 20, 2021. The virtual ceremony recognizes local individuals and organizations who have supported clean water efforts in the TTF watershed community….

Oct 28, 2021

Friends show love for Friends by planting trees

Earlier this month, over 40 volunteers joined us to plant 260 plus trees and shrubs on the grounds of historic Friends Hospital. (Did you know that the original hospital building is a National Historic Landmark?) Native trees and shrubs were planted at two different locations on the Friends Hospital campus. A  grant from TreeVitalize provided…

Oct 28, 2021

Let’s Talk About Equity in Green Infrastructure, by a Friend of the TTF Watershed

Guest Blog by John Raisch TTF recently recognized John for his work with an annual Friend of the TTF Watershed Milestones award. You can read more about John here and meet him via video here. After the ceremony, John posted his thoughts about the issue of equity in our watershed on LinkedIn. We are pleased…

Sep 28, 2021

Free Trees for your Yard in Frankford!

It’s tree giveaway time again! This fall, we are excited to be partnering with Riverfront North, the Arbor Day Foundation, and Bank of America to bring trees to Frankford! We’ll host our tree giveaway on Saturday, October 16 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Womrath Park, located at the intersection of Frankford Avenue and…

Sep 13, 2021

Drumroll, please: Our 2021 Milestones Watershed Heroes!

TTF Watershed Partnership is only able to achieve our clean water work with the help of our exemplary watershed heroes. This year, we are recognizing 6 honorees for this year’s Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony in the following categories: Friend Nonprofit Steward Corporate Steward Educator Legacy Award Friend Some of our closest connections are TTF Friends,…

Sep 13, 2021

Job Posting: Cayuga Caretaker needed immediately! Anuncio de empleo: ¡Se necesita conserje de Cayuga inmediatamente!

(Para español, vea abajo) The Cayuga Rain Garden Caretaker will maintain the curbside rain gardens, Cayuga Triangle rain garden, and community cans located on Cayuga Street between I Street and Castor Avenue in Juniata Park. These sites are adopted by the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) through the Soak It Up Program of the Philadelphia Water…

Sep 1, 2021

Thank you to our intern, Kamille!

By Intern, Kamille My experience with TTF Watershed Partnership has been great and eye opening. I learned about the receptions, meetings, cleanups and other events that TTF does to be a leader in clean water. Being able to share the news about these things was rewarding. I cleaned up trash, helped set up an event,…

Sep 1, 2021

Ticks in Philadelphia: Please Protect Yourself

Blog by interns Will Meade and Kamille There are over 25 species of ticks in the state of Pennsylvania. Some are more commonly found than others and these include the lone star tick, the American dog tick, the groundhog tick and the blacklegged tick. The non-adult American dog tick is commonly located on rodents like…

Aug 31, 2021

Become Immersed in Fall nature at Abington Friends School

Can you believe summer 2021 is almost over?  Head into fall at Abington Friends School for Episode 5 of TTF’s Bring Us Along: Virtual Nature Tours! Just because fall is approaching doesn’t mean that we can’t still find wonderful wildlife in our watershed!  In this tour, we explore the campus of Abington Friends School and…

Aug 30, 2021

Mykyah Vessels, AWE Fellow, shares thoughts on her time with TTF

By Mykyah Vessels, Alliance for Watershed Education Fellow Over the last 12 weeks I have been a fellow for the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, and it has been a blast. When I first heard about the opportunity to be a fellow, I was excited to give back and form deeper bonds with my community.  As a…

Aug 23, 2021

Germantown Flooding: Community Connections to the Past, Present, & Future

Our TTF watershed communities and waterways face many serious water problems, from combined sewage overflows to runoff pollution to flooding. These challenges disproportionately impact our BIPOC communities — and are getting worse due to climate change. As part of the Germantown Community Flood Risk Community Management Task Force, TTF is committed to sharing information and…

Aug 18, 2021

Edible Plant Guide to Tacony Creek Park: Yellow Wood Sorrel

By MyKyah Vessels, Alliance for Watershed Fellow Do you ever see people picking plants in parks or on sidewalks? They’re foraging! Foraging is the practice of exploring an area to pick wild plants, often for food or medicine, but also for craft and other raw materials. It’s an important practice in many cultures, especially in…

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