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Jul 8, 2024

2024 Summer Block Parties – Face Paint, Bike Rides, Fishing, and Water Ice!

We are thrilled to have hosted a series of Block Parties in Tacony Creek Park to kick off the summer! We were excited to bring back water ice, pretzels, and a face painter this year, adding extra fun to our sunny celebrations. Three beautiful days welcomed our events, and thanks to our amazing partners and…

Jul 1, 2024

Canoes, Hikes, and Camaraderie: Alliance for Watershed Education Fellowship Orientation at PEEC

Written by Naja Jackson, TTF Alliance for Watershed Education (AWE) Fellow   The 2024 Fellowship Orientation at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) was an unforgettable three-day event that brought together fellows with a shared passion for community impact and environmental stewardship. This immersive experience was designed to foster teamwork, build lasting connections, and introduce…

Jun 27, 2024

Hello Summer, Hello Naja: Meet Our New Fellow!

Join us in welcoming our summer 2024 Fellow, Naja. She will be joining the TTF team as a part of the Alliance for Watershed Education’s Fellowship program. Make sure you say hello if you see her in Tacony Creek Park! Naja is a fellow with devotion to representing the unrepresented. She graduated from Albright College…

May 14, 2024

Birds of a Feather flock to Tacony Creek Park for Earth & Trails Day!

This year, we celebrated both Earth Day and Trails Day at our 3rd Birds of a Feather event in Tacony Creek Park! We want to thank VURT Creative for reviving the four special bird murals under the Whitaker Ave Bridge, and Jay Coreano for gathering talented artists to share their unique creations with Tacony Creek Park…

May 13, 2024

Philadelphia Water Department Honors Awbury Arboretum as Stormwater Pioneer During Earth Week

We are proud to share this press release from the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD). The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) is a long-time partner of both PWD and the Awbury Arboretum. Our first office was located in the Cope House, and we have collaborated on watershed education, stewardship, and restoration programs for many years. Awbury is…

May 10, 2024

Cement Plant Agrees to $165,000 Settlement Payment to Philadelphia-area Community Environmental Projects

Philadelphia, P.A., May 9, 2024 — PennFuture, the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF), and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit against Cosan LLC and Mossi Construction Inc., owners and operators of a cement plant formerly known as Metro Ready Mix, in a case brought over alleged violations of the federal…

May 2, 2024

Happy Spring! Welcome Jose, new Seasonal Maintenance Attendant for Tacony Creek Park

Join us in welcoming our Seasonal Maintenance Attendant, Jose. He comes to us with solid experience with PowerCorps PHL and AmeriCorps. Say hello when you see him in Tacony Creek Park, working to keep it clean, green, and welcoming!  The photo above is of Jose planting an Ohio Buckeye tree with Tree Tenders of the…

Apr 26, 2024

Celebrate Julie Slavet’s Legacy and Support Tacony Creek Park

To celebrate the passing of the baton from TTF Executive Director Julie Slavet, to new leader Justin DiBerardinis, and TTF’s ongoing commitment to the people of the watershed, the Board of Directors has pledged $5,000 toward the $15,000 needed to extend the Tacony Creek Park People of the Park project. This unique project celebrates the…

Apr 18, 2024

Volunteers Clean Up Tacony Creek Park & Newtown Avenue with critical partners

Spring is officially here– which means warmer weather, longer days, and opportunities to volunteer outside! What better way to kick off the spring season than with the Streets Department annual Philly Spring Cleanup? Thirty volunteers from across our watershed gathered at the Tacony Creek Park gateway at Newtown Avenue & Adams Avenue on Saturday, April 6…

Apr 18, 2024

The Abington Club’s New Stream Restoration Expands Outdoor Education for MontCo Residents, Earns Praise of Local Leaders

 [FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE]                           April 18, 2024 The Abington Club’s New Stream Restoration Expands Outdoor Education for MontCo Residents, Earns Praise of Local Leaders JENKINTOWN, PA – Montgomery County business leaders, water health advocates, elected officials, and residents are celebrating the launch of…

Apr 18, 2024

JOB POSTING: Fishing Program Assistant, Riverfront North Partnership

JOB POSTING: Fishing Program Assistant, Riverfront North Partnership Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, the Fishing Program Assistant will help administer and lead weekly fishing programs in parks along the Delaware River. This position is part-time, approximately 10 hours per week from April through October. Wages for this position are $18.00 an hour,…

Apr 17, 2024

Kudos to Cheltenham Township for the Monarch Pledge and Pollinator Corner

This guest blog is a repost from Cheltenham Township’s Pollinator Corner blog. Find the original post here. Way to go, Cheltenham! We are so pleased that you took the Mayors’ Monarch pledge and have created a Pollinator Corner for residents. TTF loves pollinators! Native plants need pollinators, and vice versa. Natives play a critical role…

Apr 16, 2024

JOB POSTING: Communications Coordinator, Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership

JOB POSTING: Communications Coordinator Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership Organizational Background The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) is seeking a Communications Coordinator to create and implement a communications plan that reflects TTF’s mission and constituency, utilizes key social media and grassroots tools to share stories and successes, and evaluates impact. TTF connects our watershed residents and communities to…

Apr 1, 2024

Native seeds distributed across watershed!

Native plants play a critical role in the health of our watershed. They provide habitat for native species in a challenging landscape and require less care than many exotic and non-native species. Oftentimes they require less water and have deeper, more established root systems that help hold streambanks into place. Native plants also allow stormwater to…

Mar 29, 2024

Tacony Creek Park Keepers Website Available in Seven Languages

             For Immediate Release                   March 29, 2024 MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Slavet, Executive Director Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership julie@ttfwatershed.org  215-744-1853 Tacony Creek Park Keepers Website Available in Seven Languages Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) is proud to announce that the website for Tacony Creek Park is now available…

Mar 21, 2024

Restoration Update: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel leads in stormwater management

by TTF Upstream Conservation Leader, Ryan Neuman and TTF Intern, Carol Nie In a developed environment like suburban Philadelphia, stormwater runoff is the number one cause of pollution in our waterways. More people have become aware of the impact of stormwater runoff on our watersheds and our lives. During the past decade, TTF has partnered…

Mar 18, 2024

Your Watershed: A Winter Wonderland Part 3

We are reposting our Winter Wonderland series this winter, written by intern Dante Falasco in 2020, to once again highlight the beauty of winter in our watershed!  By Dante Falasco, TTF Intern Part 3 of our 3 part Winter Wonderland series In Part 1 and Part 2 of our Winter Wonderland series, we covered the…

Mar 18, 2024

JOB POSTING: 2024 Delaware River Watershed Fellowship at Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF)

2024 Delaware River Watershed Fellowship at Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) Start date: June 3-12, 2024                                 End date: August 16-23, 2024 The Delaware River Watershed Fellowship is a 12-week, paid summer job opportunity designed to introduce young people from local communities…

Mar 14, 2024

Let’s keep Hazardous Waste out of our Tacony Creek Park

by Malcolm Bundy, Philadelphia Community Organizer If you’ve ever taken a walk in Tacony Creek Park or volunteered at a clean-up with us, you’ve likely seen plastic jugs of motor oil or cans of paint that someone has left in the park or at a gateway. We know that we would all keep dangerous things…

Mar 11, 2024

Carol, TTF Intern, looks back on her internship (Lots of GIS and GSI!)

Written by Carol Nie, TTF Intern Time flies; my internship with TTF has quickly come to an end. It has been a great experience over the past 3 months as I learned about the various watershed protection efforts at TTF and participated in a variety of organizational tasks. Not only was I able to apply…

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