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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…

Jan 4, 2024

New Year, New Intern: Welcome Carol to the TTF Team

Written by Carol Nie, TTF intern Hi, this is Carol! I am excited to join TTF this winter as an intern! I just graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a dual Master’s degree in Environmental Studies and Public Health, with a focus on environmental policy and environmental health. Before that, I completed my B.S….

Dec 14, 2023

Get Outside during the Winter for your Mood and Health

TTF is reposting this blog from our original repost in 2019, to continue to encourage wandering outdoors in the winter! Thank you to the Student Conservation Association (SCA) for letting us share their blog with you here. We hope these words will inspire you to take a walk in Tacony Creek Park or along one of…

Dec 7, 2023

Sharing Thanks for Tacony Creek Park

More than fifty TCP Keepers friends and family came together for our annual TCP Friendsgiving dinner on November 16 at Panasian Buffet. Keepers met new friends, and caught up with old, celebrating all of our shared Tacony Creek Park hard work and accomplishments this past year. Everyone enjoyed participating in the ABCs of Thankfulness game,…

Dec 5, 2023

Green Earth Book Awards 2023 Winners: Looking for a good read?

We are pleased to share this excerpt from Earth 911’s blog Green Earth Book Awards 2023 Winners. Click here to read the full story and discover the winners. We hope that you will be inspired to take one of these books out of your local library! Free Library of Philadelphia Abington Free Library Cheltenham Township…

Nov 30, 2023

JOB POSTING: Philadelphia Stewardship Assistant Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership

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…

Nov 27, 2023

MOM’s Organic Market Partner Alliance Spotlight: Protecting & Restoring the Environment

We know that collaboration enables us to pursue our mission of a healthy watershed more effectively everyday! Volunteers, Board members, donors, and organizational partners expand our community and strengthen our impact.  Our Partner Alliance members are vital to our work — their unrestricted support is critical to our operations! These local and regional businesses demonstrate…

Nov 21, 2023

Abington & Cheltenham: Watershed Communities Say No to Plastic

By Julie Slavet, Executive Director Whatever is on the land is in the water. We remove lots of plastic bags from our streets, trees, and creeks. Plastics production adds to global warming. The need for oil impacts our foreign policy. There are so many reasons why we need to reduce our use of plastics. We…

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