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Jun 11, 2021

Stunning Representations of TTF Watershed for “Eyes on our Landscape” Photo Contest

TTF is so proud to announce the award-winning photos from our second photo contest! This year, we held the Eyes on our Landscape Photo Contest. Participants could photograph any landscape in the entire 30 square mile TTF Watershed, which consists of the Tookany, Tacony, and Frankford creeks as well as a number of tributaries.  We…

Jun 9, 2021

DRWI: Ready to deliver on Biden’s 30 by 30 Initiative

This blog is reposted from the William Penn Foundation. You can read the original post here. We’re excited to share this post by Claire Billet, our Watershed Protection Program Officer at the William Penn Foundation. We’re proud to be part of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI) and the impact of the water quality projects…

Jun 7, 2021

Get to know our Health & Fitness Leaders! Did we say our programs are free?

by Will Meade, TTF intern Did you know that we offer free health and fitness programs in Tacony Creek Park? And that Tacony Creek Park is home to a paved Circuit Trail? We support a running group called the TCP Trotters that meets a few times a week, as well as two We Walk PHL…

Jun 7, 2021

Meet Jamilee, TTF’s new Communications Specialist!

Hello, I’m Jamilee Hoffman. I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to be TTF’s Communications Specialist! I’m a recent 2020 graduate of Kutztown University (KU). I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and graduated summa cum laude with minors in Digital Communication & New Media, Professional Writing, Public Relations, Social Media Theory/Strategy, and…

Jun 3, 2021

Meet Michael, our Cayuga Rain Garden Caretaker!

My name is Michael Dippel. I am 17 and going into my senior year at Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. In my free time, I like to read, listen to music, or go out. I wanted to add something to my weekly routine that had to do with helping people and…

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Jun 1, 2021

TTF Partner Alliance Connects

By Will Meade, intern TTF recently held its annual Partner Alliance networking event for professionals from varying backgrounds, especially our Partner Alliance members. While this event was held over Zoom, participants created new connections and reaffirmed already existing professional relationships. It was a pleasure to see so many individuals (who hadn’t seen each other since…

May 28, 2021

Meet Will, our newest intern!

Hello! My name is Will Meade and I’ll be joining TTF as an intern this summer! I’m currently a rising senior at Temple University majoring in media studies and production along with an environmental studies minor. My current interests lie in the realms of live television production and environmental storytelling through visual/virtual mediums. Temple has…

May 17, 2021

Did YOU BioBlitz?

Our annual bioblitz ran from April 24 through May 3. A bioblitz is when participants try and observe as many species over a set amount of time. For this event, we used the app iNaturalist, where observers submit their data. iNaturalist is a community-based science app where users submit pictures, sounds or notes on a…

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…

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