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…

Feb 23, 2021

Job Posting: Seeking Assistants for Art & Environment Project

The Alliance for Watershed Education (AWE) is looking for assistants to help create large scale sculptures out of natural materials, at multiple sites in and around  Camden/Pennsauken, Philadelphia, and Wilmington, DE during the spring and summer of 2021. One of the sites will be in Tacony Creek Park, within the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford watershed in Philadelphia! We are looking for…

Feb 21, 2021

Great Backyard Bird Count in Tacony Creek Park: 24 species!

Bird lovers young and older joined us on Saturday, February 13 to participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count! Two groups gathered at Tacony Creek Park for an early and mid-morning walk at the I Street & Ramona Avenue Gateway, then walked and counted birds all the way up to the turtle mural on the trail. In…

Feb 15, 2021

Managing Polluted Runoff in SE PA

We were delighted to co-sponsor this well attended, valuable webinar with our partners on Managing Stormwater Runoff back on February 3rd. Here’s the follow-up email with a link to resources and the webinar recording. Watch for information about additional programs! Hello, Thank you so much for joining us for our event on Stormwater! It was…

Feb 15, 2021

Spotlight on Efforts and Resources in Philly this February for Environmental Justice Month

In 2014, the EPA declared February to be Environmental Justice Month to commemorate the signing of historic 1994 executive order 12898: “Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations.” This year to commemorate, we’re highlighting new and ongoing environmental justice initiatives in Philadelphia and resources available to residents for addressing environmental issues in their…

Feb 15, 2021

Another TTF Team member becomes a Master Watershed Steward!

Last fall, I was able to take the first ever Master Watershed Steward class for Philadelphia County! It was a unique experience as the course needed to move online like so much else during the pandemic. Still, the organizers at Penn State Extension were able to create a really engaging experience. The Master Watershed Steward program was…

Feb 8, 2021

Hats Off to our new LOGO!

This past summer, an unexpected opportunity came our way: an offer to refresh our logo and branding from Pixel Parlor, our partner responsible for our recent outstanding Annual Reports. Of course, we said yes! Pixel Parlor steered us through an in-depth (and really fun) visioning and discovery process.  We thought about what we want to say about who we are…

Feb 3, 2021

Dante, amazing intern, shares lessons learned!

As I wrap up my three-month internship, I wanted to take the time to reflect on the growth I have undergone while working with TTF. Back in October, I was presented with the opportunity to intern while at a cleanup in Tacony Creek Park. I was hesitant at first because of the long distance between…

Jan 27, 2021

Take Out for Tacony Creek Park!

You might notice something a little extra in your meal the next time you order takeout from a restaurant near Tacony Creek Park! TTF is excited to be partnering with local restaurants to provide our educational postcards to families in the community! We’ve given sets of postcards to local restaurants that they’re including in takeout orders. Each…

Jan 25, 2021

Natural Selections: News flash: Beavers in Roxborough!

One of the feel-good stories on the environmental scene is the rewilding of large cities like Philadelphia, where suddenly peregrine falcons nest in church steeples and on Delaware River bridges, bald eagles pull large fish out of the Schuylkill River, and coyotes amble down Domino Lane. In that vein, members of the Roxborough-Manayunk Conservancy were…

Jan 25, 2021

2020 Stormwater Grant Recipients Restore more than Waterways

Sites citywide receive funding to manage stormwater + enhance their communities. Written by Grace Maiorano, Philadelphia Water Department. Read the original blog post here. Though the pandemic has impacted some of our work, we’re using hurdles to reimagine our signature programs. Since the infancy of Green City, Clean Waters, we’ve cultivated a scope of opportunities for community engagement, including encouraging…

Jan 25, 2021

Memories of Tacony Creek Park: Susan Stevenson

By Vary Soth, TTF Intern How did Tacony Creek Park look many years before we were born? Were there many differences? What has changed? TTF and partner Olney Culture Lab has been interviewing neighbors who have lived in this area to recount the changes from then to now. In this interview, a resident of the…

Jan 18, 2021

Looking Back: Our Top Posts of 2020

We are all glad that 2020 is over. We’ve been through a lot together and we so appreciate our watershed community. This past year pushed us to step out of our comfort zone to create new and innovative ways to engage with our constituents from the comfort of home. We took many of our programs to a…

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