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May 24, 2022

Listen to your neighbors: there’s still time to shape the future of Tacony Creek Park!

Help shape the future of Tacony Creek Park! We’re looking for your input to make the park even better – a place for people of all ages and abilities to love and enjoy. Take the Master Plan survey here to tell us what you would like to see improved in the park! Learn from our Tacony…

May 23, 2022

Riverfront North Partnership & TTF visit New York City parks!

On Wednesday, April 13, TTF and Riverfront North Partnership staff visited New York, exploring three parks across three boroughs to learn about park planning efforts in other cities. Our first stop was Gantry State Park/Hunters Point Park in Long Island City. While there, we toured both parks with Rob Basch, the president of the Hunters…

May 18, 2022

Out and about in Tacony Creek Park? Check out the Locator Signs for your safety!

Tacony Creek Park is a green space that provides much-needed rest, recreation, and nature for the people who live in nearby communities and the city of Philadelphia. TTF is committed to working with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Philadelphia Water Department, and all other stakeholders to ensure that this park, trail, and creek are accessible,…

May 16, 2022

Artists gather in Tacony Creek Park for a day of art & community (and to repaint our four HUGE bird murals)!

Last month, the Tacony Creek Park community came together for Birds of a Feather Feltonville, a day of art and unity, as artist Evan Lovett of VURT repainted the beautiful bird murals under Whitaker Avenue in Feltonville and artists live-painted and provided hands-on activities on the trail alongside him. El mes pasado, la comunidad de…

May 13, 2022

JOB POSTING: Learning Trail Coordinator (LTC)

JOB POSTING: Learning Trail Coordinator (LTC) Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership Organizational Background The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works across its 30 square mile urban watershed, collaborating with its municipalities and connecting watershed residents to their creeks. Through hands-on education, stewardship, restoration, and advocacy, TTF empowers watershed constituents to take care…

May 12, 2022

Garfield Refining & TTF Watershed Partnership Beautify Northeast Philly

This piece is a guest blog, written by the team at Garfield Refining. TTF is delighted to work with a partner as passionate and dedicated as Garfield Refining to keep our city healthy and make our green spaces even greener. Garfield partnered with us back on Earth Day 2021, and we honored them with the…

May 11, 2022

Meet our Ranger in training, Jaquay Scott!

TTF is excited to work with PowerCorpsPHL Rangers during this Spring/Summer Ranger Academy training season. Please welcome Jaquay Scott and Kevin Nicholson, our May trainees. Learn more about Jaquay below. My name is Jaquay Scott, I am a 25-year-old father and Native Philadelphian. Currently, I am apprenticing/serving through Americorps by way of PowerCorpsPHL with the…

May 10, 2022

Now introducing…three new Little Libraries in Tacony Creek Park!

Reading is essential. We are so proud that we have been able to enhance learning opportunities within our watershed (which is really a big outdoor classroom), especially along Tacony Creek Park. We are excited to announce the installation of THREE new Little Libraries in Tacony Creek Park, in collaboration with Read to Succeed Philly! These…

Apr 18, 2022

TTF Live Staking 2021-2022: a Route to Reduce Creek Erosion

By Ryan Neuman, Upstream Conservation Leader During the winter of 2021, TTF harvested cuttings from several species of shrubs at restoration sites across our watershed. We then drove these cuttings into creek banks where erosion is occurring.  This process is called live staking, and is a low-cost, low-maintenance method to reduce creek bank erosion. Another…

Apr 12, 2022

TTF welcomes our first Power Corps PHL Ranger Academy trainees!

TTF is excited to work with six PowerCorpsPHL Rangers during this Spring/Summer Ranger Academy training season. Please welcome brothers Miguel Cruz-Ortiz and Abdiel Cruz, our April trainees. Learn more about them below. My name is Miguel. I am serving in PowerCorpsPHL, an affiliate of Americorps, under their Park Ranger program. I’ve enjoyed working in nature…

Apr 5, 2022

Seventh Annual Tacony Creek Park Maple Sugaring a Success!

TTF hosted its seventh annual Maple Sugaring event in Tacony Creek Park last Saturday, March 26 at the I Street & Ramona Avenue gateway in Juniata Park. A special thanks to the Penn Master of Environmental Studies and Master in Applied GeoSciences students who volunteered to manage the Maple Sugaring stations! Families, community members, children and…

Mar 24, 2022

Record-Breaking Cleanup in Tacony Creek Park: Thank you, partners!

TTF is so excited about our successful Tacony Creek Park Cleanup at the Whitaker Avenue & East Loudon Street Gateway in Feltonville!  On Saturday, March 19 from 10 am until noon, the Philadelphia Watershed Department Watershed Restoration Team, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, CLIP, Ya Fav Trashman, staff, and 45 amazing volunteers (including many Temple University…

Mar 21, 2022

What you need to know about the Philadelphia plastic bag ban

This blog is a repost from the City of Philadelphia. Access the original post here. What you need to know about the City’s plastic bag ban June 23, 2021 | Bria Spivey | Department of Commerce, Office of Sustainability, Office of the Mayor  Last updated: March 15, 2022 This blog has been updated to reflect that as of April…

Mar 17, 2022

Proud to Share: Green City, Clean Waters Progress with Partners

This blog is a repost from the Philadelphia Water Department. Read the original post here. Green City, Clean Waters Progress with Partners Monday, March 14, 2022 Look across Philadelphia. You may notice traffic-calming bumpouts down the block, tree trenches surrounding your local park, or rain gardens soaking up runoff at your child’s school. Green stormwater tools are different from other infrastructure because…

Mar 17, 2022

TTF neighbor & partner, Bennett Compost: a leading sustainable business in Philly!

Philadelphia residents are frustrated with the large amounts of trash across our city, a critical issue for the health of our air quality, waterways, and more.  Each year, Philadelphia disposes of nearly 1.4 million tons of residential and commercial waste. 55% of this goes to landfills in the state, and 45% is first burned in…

Mar 17, 2022

People of the Park: Share your Tacony Creek Park story and connection!

TTF is excited to partner with Olney Culture Lab on “People of the Park,” a pilot engagement project that’s part of the Tacony Creek Park Master Plan process. Do you visit Tacony Creek Park often? Are you interested in telling your story? Let us know! Contact olneyculturelab@gmail.com or 215-385-5059. Learn more below in English, Spanish,…

Mar 17, 2022

TTF Streamkeeper Testifies at Philadelphia City Council about Road Salt

Testimony for City Council Hearing on Issues Around Road Salting These past few months, we’ve paid a lot of attention to the impact of road salt on our waterways. Working with partners, we have been successful at raising the profile of this critical issue with the media, elected officials, and citizens. We’re proud that Philadelphia…

Feb 16, 2022

Meet Malcolm, our new Philadelphia Community Organizer!

by Malcolm Bundy My name is Malcolm Bundy and I’m excited to join TTF Watershed Partnership as the new Philadelphia Community Organizer! I can’t wait to work with our partners to educate the community about the issues that our watershed faces and foster relationships to support our outreach and stewardship efforts. I have a bachelor’s…

Feb 13, 2022

Collaborative clean water projects in Alverthorpe Park will improve Jenkintown Creek!

Engineering Students from a senior design studio class at Temple University majoring came to Alverthorpe Park to plant native perennials in a new stormwater feature that TTF had just installed. This was a great opportunity for students in the class to experience real-world application of their studies as well as to lend a helping hand….

Feb 11, 2022

JOB POSTING: Soak It Up Rain Garden Caretaker

Job Posting: Soak It Up Rain Garden Caretaker Vernon Park, Germantown Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership The Vernon Park Rain Garden Caretaker will work for the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) looking after the Vernon Park rain garden, in front of the Center in the Park. This site has been adopted by TTF in partnership with the Friends…

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