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Jan 24, 2023

Job Posting: Environmental Educator

Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership 4500 Worth Street Philadelphia, PA 19124 Part-Time, Salary: $25 per hour Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) is an environmental non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and restore the health and vitality of our watershed by collaborating with our municipalities and leading our communities in education, stewardship, restoration, and advocacy. Across our watershed…

Jan 24, 2023

70+ Volunteers Honor MLK Day in Tacony Creek Park with TTF

Every year, watershed residents and organizations from across the region contact us to ask how they can participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and improve our watershed. This year, this support was especially helpful as we were faced with the challenge of removing hundreds of tires dumped in Tacony Creek Park…

Jan 24, 2023

Sanchez and Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership secure $175K grant

This blog is a repost from PAHouse.com. See the original news release here. Rep. Ben Sanchez153rd District / Montgomery County Sanchez and Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership secure $175K grant Rep. Ben Sanchez    January 9, 2023 | 4:34 PM ABINGTON, Jan. 9 – State Rep. Ben Sanchez, D-Montgomery, today announced that the local conservation group Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership has been awarded…

Jan 12, 2023

Walk with Me Leaders needed in Tacony Creek Park!

We are seeking Walk with Me leaders to lead daily walking groups in Tacony Creek Park! These individuals are not just walking leaders, they are “Trail Ambassadors.” We currently provide a walk each Saturday…neighbors and park users have told us that they’d like to walk regularly on weekdays and Sundays, including in the afternoon. Our…

Jan 4, 2023

What do you and your family like to do in Tacony Creek Park?

What kind of programs would you and your family like to see in Tacony Creek Park? Share your thoughts & receive a FREE GIFT! ¿Qué tipo de programas les gustaría ver a usted y su familia en Tacony Creek Park? ¡Comparte tus pensamientos y recibe un REGALO GRATIS! TTF offers a variety of free programming…

Jan 3, 2023

It’s a Wrap on 2022! TTF Staff Highlights & 2023 Goals

As 2022 came to a close, the TTF team reflected on a productive, fun year. Staff have worked tirelessly and experienced some amazing accomplishments worth celebrating. Here our are our personal 2022 highlights and hopes for next year! Malcolm Bundy, Philadelphia Community Organizer “My 2022 highlight was hosting the large Storm Drain Marking event with…

Dec 30, 2022

Stream Smart brings healthier creeks to homes & communities!

As 2022 comes to a close, so will the multi-year Stream Smart Program funded through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation  and coordinated by our partner, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. This collaborative effort began in the spring of 2019 across suburban Philadelphia to engage residents with their watershed and tackle stormwater runoff from the largest…

Dec 29, 2022

Our 2022 Volunteers!

Every year, we work with enthusiastic, hard-working volunteers who lend a hand to collect trash (a short-term but never ending challenge) and plant trees (a long-term investment in the future of our neighborhoods and planet). Individuals and groups from schools and businesses join us to get this work done! In 2022, we hosted 53 volunteer…

Dec 28, 2022

Leaving a Positive Mark on our watershed

Did you know that the part of our watershed in Philadelphia has roughly 12,000 storm drains that flow into the Tacony Creek, many of which are still unmarked? Our Montgomery County communities have storm drains too — these drains flow into the Tookany! With the help of dedicated community members, we have been working hard…

Dec 27, 2022

The Board Perspective: Highlights from TTF Board Co-Presidents, Susan Myerov & Sara Poindexter

Highlights from Board Co-Presidents By Susan Myerov, Abington Township Environmental Advisory Council and Senior Program Director, PA Environmental Council One of the great pleasures I have being a board member of TTF is the opportunity to participate in the various programs and events we host over the year.  2022 was a year that marked a…

Dec 7, 2022

Friendsgiving Dinner Brings Tacony Creek Park Community Together

By Siani Colon, TCP Keeper We are so proud to share this Guest Blog by Siani Colon. Siani is an active TCP Keeper and the recipient of our 2021 Watershed Milestones Friend of the Watershed Award. As 2022 comes to close, the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) celebrated the wins of the past year and gave…

Dec 7, 2022

Touring and reflecting at TTF watershed restoration sites

TTF’s mission is to connect our communities to their creeks and work with them to improve creek health. One of our engagement strategies is to continually connect our communities to ongoing creek restoration efforts. My favorite tool is hosting tours to showcase our restoration sites. The change you can see at one site, from when…

Dec 6, 2022

Seeking an environmental internship in Philly? Join the TTF team!

TTF has built a community of people who care about the health of our creeks and open spaces. We simply couldn’t do our work without their passion and energy. Our interns have been essential to deepening our impact. Over 50 enthusiastic, diligent young volunteers have passed through our doors over the years. We take our…

Dec 2, 2022

Leave the Leaves for Understory Habitats

This blog is a repost from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. View the original post here. Red, orange, yellow, gold, brown – every autumn, the canopies of the Northeast transform into a picturesque glory of color. Once they fall though, our opinions of these very same leaves may quickly change. Are they yard…

Dec 1, 2022

Working Together to Remove Hundreds of Tires from Tacony Creek Park

Faced with the dumping of hundreds of tires below Whitaker Avenue and along the Tacony Creek Park Trail in early October, partners Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, United By Blue, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR), Philadelphia Water Department, and TTF shared resources and volunteers to remove the tires as quickly and sustainably as possible during two cleanup…

Nov 30, 2022

Learning to fish the TTF with Legacy, Land and Water Partners

This fall, for the first time, TTF hosted fishing programs! We partnered with Todd Pride of Legacy, Land and Water Partners, an organization that provides both on-site hands-on and virtual education and training to build a lifetime passion for youth, employees, families, and organizations and strengthening wellness through fishing, birding, wildlife, and gardening activities. On…

Nov 28, 2022

Are you a Tacony Creek Park Explorer? Free kits coming soon!

Did you know that our Tacony Creek Park Master Plan includes two special pilot engagement projects? Both People of the Park and Tacony Creek Park Explorer Kits are almost complete and ready for you to enjoy! With the guidance of Karen Lefkovitz Educational Consulting, we created English and Spanish Tacony Creek Park Explorer kits to…

Oct 31, 2022

Deadly Fungi Information

This guest blog is a repost from the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (SCEE). You can see the original post here. We appreciate that our SCCE partners are willing to let us share their blog! Our watershed is a flourishing green space, where you can forage for various edible plants! (See our Tacony Creek Park…

Oct 26, 2022

Rain didn’t ruin the 2nd Annual Fall Fest fun for the Tacony Creek Park community!

At the beginning of October, TTF hosted our second annual free Tacony Creek Park Music & Arts Fall Festival in partnership with Olney Culture Lab of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia. Community groups, friends, and family gathered inside Grover Washington Jr. Middle School instead of outside at the park due to the rain. One hundred twenty adults…

Oct 26, 2022

TTF Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony at Globe Dye Works: Celebration of Clean Water Community

Honoree Roy Gordon, Philadelphia Water Department, summed it up perfectly when he said: “All of us are here together for a reason!” The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) recognized Roy as Public Leader of the Year as we joined with 100 attendees to celebrate watershed heroes at our eleventh Annual Watershed Milestones Ceremony last week at…

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