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Sep 1, 2021

Thank you to our intern, Kamille!

By Intern, Kamille My experience with TTF Watershed Partnership has been great and eye opening. I learned about the receptions, meetings, cleanups and other events that TTF does to be a leader in clean water. Being able to share the news about these things was rewarding. I cleaned up trash, helped set up an event,…

Sep 1, 2021

Ticks in Philadelphia: Please Protect Yourself

Blog by interns Will Meade and Kamille There are over 25 species of ticks in the state of Pennsylvania. Some are more commonly found than others and these include the lone star tick, the American dog tick, the groundhog tick and the blacklegged tick. The non-adult American dog tick is commonly located on rodents like…

Aug 31, 2021

Become Immersed in Fall nature at Abington Friends School

Can you believe summer 2021 is almost over?  Head into fall at Abington Friends School for Episode 5 of TTF’s Bring Us Along: Virtual Nature Tours! Just because fall is approaching doesn’t mean that we can’t still find wonderful wildlife in our watershed!  In this tour, we explore the campus of Abington Friends School and…

Aug 30, 2021

Mykyah Vessels, AWE Fellow, shares thoughts on her time with TTF

By Mykyah Vessels, Alliance for Watershed Education Fellow Over the last 12 weeks I have been a fellow for the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, and it has been a blast. When I first heard about the opportunity to be a fellow, I was excited to give back and form deeper bonds with my community.  As a…

Aug 23, 2021

Germantown Flooding: Community Connections to the Past, Present, & Future

Our TTF watershed communities and waterways face many serious water problems, from combined sewage overflows to runoff pollution to flooding. These challenges disproportionately impact our BIPOC communities — and are getting worse due to climate change. As part of the Germantown Community Flood Risk Community Management Task Force, TTF is committed to sharing information and…

Aug 18, 2021

Edible Plant Guide to Tacony Creek Park: Yellow Wood Sorrel

By MyKyah Vessels, Alliance for Watershed Fellow Do you ever see people picking plants in parks or on sidewalks? They’re foraging! Foraging is the practice of exploring an area to pick wild plants, often for food or medicine, but also for craft and other raw materials. It’s an important practice in many cultures, especially in…

Aug 17, 2021

Edible Plant Guide to Tacony Creek Park: Black Walnut

By MyKyah Vessels, Alliance for Watershed Fellow Do you ever see people picking plants in parks or on sidewalks? They’re foraging! Foraging is the practice of exploring an area to pick wild plants, often for food or medicine, but also for craft and other raw materials. It’s an important practice in many cultures, especially in…

Aug 16, 2021

Edible Plant Guide to Tacony Creek Park: Greater Burdock

By MyKyah Vessels, Alliance for Watershed Fellow Do you ever see people picking plants in parks or on sidewalks? They’re foraging! Foraging is the practice of exploring an area to pick wild plants, often for food or medicine, but also for craft and other raw materials. It’s an important practice in many cultures, especially in…

Aug 16, 2021

City of Philadelphia: Plastic bag ban

This blog is reposted from Phila.gov. You can read the original post here. Stay tuned for a webinar that TTF will be hosting in the fall with various Philadelphia partners!  Plastic bag ban Reducing single-use plastic waste and improving the environmental quality and cleanliness of our city. About Philadelphia’s plastic bag ban prohibits retail establishments from providing…

Aug 12, 2021

Our Virtual Nature Tours are being enjoyed in English & Spanish!

Getting involved in nature and feeling the magic of Earth’s presence is the best part of being outdoors during spring and summer, along with enjoying the beautiful weather! The TTF watershed is full of beautiful green spaces to explore, each home to a unique makeup of wild plants and animals. ¡Envolverse en la naturaleza y…

Aug 11, 2021

TTF’s 2020 Annual Report: Take a Closer Look.

1,170 Program Attendees. 933 Native Plants Planted. 863 Volunteer Hours. 172 Free Programs Hosted. 168 Annual Donors. 28 Stream Keepers. 26 Partner Alliance Members.  We all know that 2020 was an unprecedented year for the whole world. Despite that, TTF still took action to work with our community to improve our waterways. One of our…

Aug 5, 2021

Edible Plant Guide to Tacony Creek Park: Common Mugwort

By MyKyah Vessels, Alliance for Watershed Fellow Do you ever see people picking plants in parks or on sidewalks? They’re foraging! Foraging is the practice of exploring an area to pick wild plants, often for food or medicine, but also for craft and other raw materials. It’s an important practice in many cultures, especially in…

Aug 5, 2021

Edible Plant Guide to Tacony Creek Park: Broadleaf Plantain

By MyKyah Vessels, Alliance for Watershed Fellow Do you ever see people picking plants in parks or on sidewalks? They’re foraging! Foraging is the practice of exploring an area to pick wild plants, often for food or medicine, but also for craft and other raw materials. It’s an important practice in many cultures, especially in…

Aug 2, 2021

Hello August: Explore the natural beauty of Vernon Park!

TTF Watershed is excited to announce that now it’s time to enjoy our August virtual tour of Vernon Park on Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia! In this tour, you can explore summertime wildlife at Vernon Park. Think trees, flowers, birds, and…squirrels! This historic location was where we installed our first ever rain garden, a special Green Stormwater…

Aug 2, 2021

What’s Your Vision for Tacony Creek Park?

The Tacony Creek Park Master Plan is underway! Working with our partner, Natural Lands, we have started the Master Site Development Plan for the 300-acre Tacony Creek Park, which includes the Juniata Golf Course and the planned and partially constructed Frankford Creek Greenway.  What is a Master Plan? It’s a long-term, comprehensive document used in…

Jul 15, 2021

Boyle pledges action on Biden infrastructure plan in town hall meeting

We are proud to share this press release from Conservation Voters of PA. You can read the original post here. We were proud to be a co-sponsor of this conversation on the American Jobs Plan with Rep. Brendan Boyle. June 24, 2021 At a town hall meeting last night, U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Phila.) highlighted the…

Jul 12, 2021

2021 is the Year of Water at Awbury! Did you know our creek starts way up there?

This blog is reposted from Awbury Arboretum. You can read the original post here.  We are so proud that Awbury recognized the work of Julie Slavet, our Executive Director, back in May with the Gay Gilpin Johnson Award. We are also honored to to be a long-time partner with Awbury. and to support this year’s…

Jul 8, 2021

Bringing New Narratives to the Circuit Trails – Enjoy TrailOff This Summer in Tacony Creek Park.

This blog is reposted from the Pennsylvania Environment Council. You can read the original post here. TTF Watershed is proud to promote TrailOff again this summer! If you didn’t get the chance to walk the Tacony Creek Park Trail for a Deeply Routed walk with Denise Valentine last year, please don’t miss it this year….

Jul 6, 2021

Exploring Ethel Jordan Park with TTF Watershed’s Virtual Nature Tour

Want to go on an online summer adventure? Children and adults alike can see summertime wildlife at Ethel Jordan Park (in Abington Township) along Jenkintown Creek through Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership’s Bring Us Along: Virtual Nature Tour! If you’ve never watched a monarch butterfly emerge from its chrysalis, this tour is for you! Ethel Jordan Park…

Jul 5, 2021

TTF Watershed Welcomes Five New Board Members

The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership is proud to announce our five newly elected board members: Montez Devine James, Thomas Johnston, Donna Long, Donald Pierce, and Sara Poindexter. Montez Devine James is a 28 year old Navy veteran and has volunteered with TTF for a little over 1 year! He works for the Philadelphia stadium and is…

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