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May 13, 2021

Discover Intertwined inspiration in Tacony Creek Park

An artistic creation recently came to life in Tacony Creek Park through the work of Artist Sarah Kavage and assistants Brenda Howell and Ann Nguyen, thanks to the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River (AWE) and its art project titled Lenapehoking~Watershed. TTF is a member of the Alliance for Watershed Education and the…

May 4, 2021

Alex Rosario: Welcome Back to TTF!

My name is Alex Rosario and I’m excited to be the Philadelphia Stewardship Leader for TTF. Growing up in North Philadelphia, nature has always been a getaway for me. There were not many trees in my neighborhood. So whenever my dad would take me to the park in Philadelphia, it made me happy. We would…

May 4, 2021

Tacony Creek Park Stories: Pamela Miller

By Riley Britt, TTF intern TTF partnered with the Olney Culture Lab and Dr. Matthew Smalarz of Manor College to record in-person interviews with community members as part of the  Tacony Creek Park Stories project, made possible with support from the Joseph Roberts Foundation. Manor College, which sits along the Jenkintown Creek at the headwaters…

May 3, 2021

Completed! The Tookany Creek Trail Feasibility Study

This blog was originally published by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and can be found here. April 23, 2021 By: Zhenya Nalywayko Finally! After a year and a half, a robust public outreach campaign, multiple revisions and updates, and hundreds of hours spent analyzing and designing preferred alignments, the Tookany Creek Trail Feasibility Study has been…

Apr 28, 2021

JOB POSTING: Communications Specialist

Position Title: Communications Specialist Location: Philadelphia, PA Reports to: Executive Director Job Classification: Part-Time, hourly (10-15 hours/week) Start Date: Immediate Salary: $20.00/hour Application Deadline: May 14, 2021 Organizational Background: The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) is seeking a Communications Specialist to support the organization’s mission to improve the health of our 30 square mile watershed. TTF…

Apr 26, 2021

Virtual (free) Nature Tours Are Just Around the Corner I Giras Virtuales de la Naturaleza (Gratis) Están a la Vuelta de la Esquina

Now that springtime is finally here to stay… and summer is just around the corner, everyone’s excited to get back outside and enjoy the beautiful weather! The TTF watershed is full of beautiful green spaces to explore, and each home to a unique makeup of wild plants and animals. Interested in exploring the watershed and…

Apr 26, 2021

PA Assn. Of Environmental Educators: 2021 Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience Award Winners

The PA Association of Environmental Educators announced the winners of the 2021 Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience Award winners. — MWEE School Of Excellence Award – Abington Friends School –  “AFS Outside (AFS Outdoor Scholarship, Initiative, Discovery and Exploration”: The Abington Friends School in Montgomery County is being recognized for their outstanding MWEE implementation through their AFS Outside program (AFS Outdoor Scholarship, Initiative,…

Apr 21, 2021

Take Action: Ask Your Member of Congress to Support Circuit Trail Projects for Federal Funding!

This blog has been reformated from its original format by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia As this is blog post is being written, your member of Congress is prioritizing infrastructure projects that they will submit for funding consideration—they only have a few weeks to make their recommendations. There are two opportunities for project funding—U.S. House of Representatives…

Apr 14, 2021

Live Staking: A Sustainable Tool to Reduce Erosion

By Riley Britt, TTF Intern The creeks in our watershed face many challenges particularly erosion. Erosion occurs when the soil around creeks is gradually worn away by water flow  over time. It’s a vicious cycle: without stable ground for their roots, plants are uprooted and swept away. Without these plants on the creekbank to hold…

Apr 12, 2021

Yo! Don’t Miss our BioBlitz!

By Ryan Neuman, Upstream Conservation Leader From April 24 through May 3, TTF will host our annual BioBlitz! What’s a BioBlitz? A BioBlitz is when people gather or work collectively over a set amount of time in a defined area to document as many different species of living things as they can, such as plants,…

Apr 12, 2021

Philadelphia is poised and ready for Biden’s Civilian Climate Corps | Opinion

Did you know that Tacony Creek Park was a Works Progress Administration project? We look forward to bringing the Civilian Climate Corps to our watershed, to create jobs and restore our creeks, trails, and parks with partners such as PowerCorps PHL…and to rely on the many lessons learned through our ongoing Delaware River Watershed Initiative,…

Mar 30, 2021

Statement about ATV Injury in Tacony Creek Park on March 11, 2021

Statement about ATV Injury in Tacony Creek Park on March 11, 2021 Declaración sobre lesión de ATV en Tacony Creek Park el 11 de marzo de 2021 Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership & Tacony Creek Park Keepers On March 11, 2021 a child riding her bicycle on the Tacony Creek Park Trail near the 5100 block of…

Mar 29, 2021

Jenkintown Creek Restoration Project Update Spring 2021

By Mary Satterthwaite, former amazing intern and current Forestry Technician (Wilderness Ranger Trail Crew Lead) for the Salmon-Challis National Forest TTF has been part of the Upstream Suburban Philadelphia Cluster of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative since 2014, with a focus on the Jenkintown Creek sub-watershed. Our cluster has been coordinated by the Pennsylvania Environmental…

Mar 22, 2021

Tacony Creek Park Community Trail Ambassador: WeWalk Group Leader

Tacony Creek Park Community Trail Ambassadors (TAs) will serve as park guides and stewards, welcoming and inviting community members into the park. This particular Trail Ambassador role will serve as a Tacony Creek Park WeWalk Group Leader. The WeWalk Leader will fulfill the following duties and expectations: Recruiting for and promoting a Tacony Creek Park…

Mar 16, 2021

Job Posting: Philadelphia Stewardship Leader

JOB POSTING: Philadelphia Stewardship Leader (PSL) Organizational Background The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) is seeking a Philadelphia Stewardship Leader to take a leadership role in improving and maintaining Tacony Creek Park as well as Green Stormwater Infrastructure sites located within the TTF watershed in Philadelphia. TTF connects our watershed residents and communities to their creeks….

Mar 11, 2021

Letter of Concern about ATV use in Tacony Creek Park

This letter (with 100 signatures) was sent to the following city leaders on Monday, March 8. Dear Mayor Jim Kenney, Councilmembers Cherelle Parker and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez, and Commissioner Kathryn Ott-Lovell, We are writing to express our concern about the rampant use of ATVs and other motorized vehicles in Tacony Creek Park. We ask that the administration…

Mar 5, 2021

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) Tacony Creek Park & Frankford Creek Greenway Master Plan (TCPMP) – Planning Consultant

INVITATION TO RESPOND REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) Tacony Creek Park and Frankford Creek Greenway Master Plan (TCPMP) – Planning Consultant Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) and the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) invite qualified firms to respond to a Request for Proposals for a one-time contract to perform professional planning services involving creation of a Master Plan…

Mar 1, 2021

Meet Our New Intern: Riley!

My name is Riley Britt, and I’m so excited to be an intern at TTF this spring! I’m from Philadelphia and I’m currently a junior at Arcadia University. I am currently majoring in Illustration and minoring in both art history and biology. When it comes to the biology aspect of my degree I am very…

Mar 1, 2021

Seeking: 2021 Delaware River Watershed Fellow, Tacony Creek Park

2021 Delaware River Watershed Fellowship Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Tacony Creek Park Start date: June 7-16, 2021 End date: August 20-27, 2021 (Start and end dates are flexible) The Delaware River Watershed Fellowship is a 12-week, paid summer job opportunity designed to introduce young people from local communities to careers in environmental education. Fellows are hired at one of 23 environmental…

Feb 28, 2021

Eyes on our Landscape: Announcing the 2021 TTF Watershed-wide Photo Contest !

*Para español, deslice hacia el final de la página* TTF Watershed Partnership: 2021 Photo Contest Details & Rules TTF and the Olney Culture Lab  are happy to announce our second biannual photo contest, made possible by the Joseph Robert Foundation and the Philadelphia Water Department. This time we’ve expanded the eligible coverage area to the whole TTF Watershed. We welcome…

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