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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

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…

Mar 11, 2024

Say hello to Mary, our Thursday Walk with Me Leader!

By Mary Fox, Walk with Me Leader Greetings to all my neighbors in and around the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed! My name is Mary, and I am thrilled to be your newest Walk With Me Leader!  Let me tell you a little bit about myself: I was born in this country but left when I was just…

Mar 1, 2024

Welcome, Zakee, our Spring Intern!

by TTF Intern, Zakee Smith What’s up! My name is Zakee Smith, but I go by Zak. I’m excited to join TTF this Spring as an intern! I go to Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School, and I’m doing a senior project on how communities of color are disproportionately exposed to polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) pollution in drinking…

Feb 22, 2024

Ways to Volunteer in the TTF Watershed in 2024!

by Malcolm Bundy, Philadelphia Community Organizer Every year, TTF hosts our annual Community Service Get-Together event to share how volunteers can get involved to improve our watershed and share ideas among peers. Earlier this month, leaders from schools, businesses, and organizations attended this online get-together.  If you were unable to attend the Get-Together, you can still…

Feb 15, 2024

Your Watershed: A Winter Wonderland, Part 2

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!  Part 2 of our 3 part Winter Wonderland series By Dante Falasco, TTF Intern One of the few silver linings of the Covid-19 Pandemic has been the resurgence…

Feb 12, 2024

Farewell for Now to Rae, River Alive! Learning Trail Ambassador

By Rae Kruger, River Alive! Learning Trail Ambassador Winter is in full swing and the River Alive! Learning Trail animals are in hibernation, so my time at TTF has come to an end at the end of January. I joined TTF as the Learning Trail Ambassador in August and found an incredibly welcoming team and community….

Feb 9, 2024

How To Feed & Shelter Wintering Birds

Learn how you can provide food and shelter for birds in your yard during the winter, from one of our favorite local businesses! This is a repost from our partner, Primex Garden Center. Find the original post here.  Can’t get enough of birds? The Great Back Yard Bird Count (GBBC) is an international community science…

Feb 5, 2024

Four Takeaways from Cleaning Up at Tacony Creek Park with Bennett Compost

This blog is a repost from OneBeautifulPlanet.org. Find the original article here. We just met a hero on social media. Razvan Dominic Ionescu of OneBeautifulPlanet found out about Bennett Compost cleanups on our  Facebook page and attended one last week.  We learned about his participation because he posted about it on his Instagram! Then he…

Jan 29, 2024

Clean Philadelphia NOW: No more dumping in Tacony Creek Park!

Are you tired of walking through Tacony Creek Park and seeing illegal dumping along the trail? Trash Academy is a collaboratory of artists, engaged citizens, and representatives of non-profits (and others) who are interested in becoming experts in trash. TA is made up of grassroots organizers who investigate trash to expose its drivers and true…

Jan 26, 2024

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 every Friday and Saturday morning. Neighbors and park users have told us that they’d like to walk regularly on weekdays and Sundays, including…

Jan 25, 2024

JOB POSTING: Philadelphia Stewardship Assistant

JOB POSTING: Philadelphia Stewardship Assistant Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership Organizational Background The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) is seeking a Philadelphia Stewardship Assistant (PSA) to support the improvement and maintenance of 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…

Jan 24, 2024

Please welcome TTF’s new leader! Demos la bienvenida al nuevo líder de TTF!

Dear Friends of TTF, I’m thrilled to share with you that the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership will welcome a new leader this spring! The board has chosen Justin DiBerardinis (he/him) as our new executive director, starting March 18. To establish a foundation for success for Justin, our staff, and our partners, I’ve committed to stay on…

Jan 19, 2024

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy: 2024 Day of Service

by Malcolm Bundy, Philadelphia Community Organizer Every year, community members celebrate the legacy of Dr. King by giving back to their community for the MLK Day of Service. This year, on Martin Luther King Day, 35 volunteers gathered at Tacony Creek Park’s gateway at East Bingham Street & East Ashdale Street to remove trash, litter,…

Jan 15, 2024

Your Watershed: A Winter Wonderland, Part 1

We are reposting this Winter Wonderland series this winter, written by intern Dante Falasco in 2020, to once again highlight the beauty of winter in our watershed! Find the original post here.  Part 1 of our 3 part Winter Wonderland series By Dante Falasco, TTF Intern This past spring and summer, the Covid-19 Pandemic gave…

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