Dec 1, 2022

Working Together to Remove Hundreds of Tires from Tacony Creek Park

Faced with the dumping of hundreds of tires below Whitaker Avenue and along the Tacony Creek Park Trail in early October, partners Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, United By Blue, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR), Philadelphia Water Department, and TTF shared resources and volunteers to remove the tires as quickly and sustainably as possible during two cleanup…

Nov 30, 2022

Learning to fish the TTF with Legacy, Land and Water Partners

This fall, for the first time, TTF hosted fishing programs! We partnered with Todd Pride of Legacy, Land and Water Partners, an organization that provides both on-site hands-on and virtual education and training to build a lifetime passion for youth, employees, families, and organizations and strengthening wellness through fishing, birding, wildlife, and gardening activities. On…

Nov 28, 2022

Are you a Tacony Creek Park Explorer? Free kits coming soon!

Did you know that our Tacony Creek Park Master Plan includes two special pilot engagement projects? Both People of the Park and Tacony Creek Park Explorer Kits are almost complete and ready for you to enjoy! With the guidance of Karen Lefkovitz Educational Consulting, we created English and Spanish Tacony Creek Park Explorer kits to…

Oct 31, 2022

Deadly Fungi Information

This guest blog is a repost from the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (SCEE). You can see the original post here. We appreciate that our SCCE partners are willing to let us share their blog! Our watershed is a flourishing green space, where you can forage for various edible plants! (See our Tacony Creek Park…

Oct 26, 2022

Rain didn’t ruin the 2nd Annual Fall Fest fun for the Tacony Creek Park community!

At the beginning of October, TTF hosted our second annual free Tacony Creek Park Music & Arts Fall Festival in partnership with Olney Culture Lab of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia. Community groups, friends, and family gathered inside Grover Washington Jr. Middle School instead of outside at the park due to the rain. One hundred twenty adults…

Oct 26, 2022

TTF Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony at Globe Dye Works: Celebration of Clean Water Community

Honoree Roy Gordon, Philadelphia Water Department, summed it up perfectly when he said: “All of us are here together for a reason!” The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) recognized Roy as Public Leader of the Year as we joined with 100 attendees to celebrate watershed heroes at our eleventh Annual Watershed Milestones Ceremony last week at…

Oct 18, 2022

River Alive! Learning Trail Brings Learning to Life

This blog is a repost from The Circuit Trails. Read the original post here. We’re happy to share this post about our River Alive! Learning Trail by our Circuit Trail partners. We look forward to the day when the Tacony Creek Park Trail runs along Cayuga Street in front of the Learning Trail as the…

Oct 18, 2022

Mariana Bracetti students improve their watershed!

Over 120 Mariana Bracetti Charter School fourth graders and teachers participated in a storm drain marking and clean-up event around the Tacony Creek Park gateway at Bingham & E. Ashdale Streets on September 23. The chilly weather didn’t put a damper on the day. The students have been learning about watersheds in class and were…

Sep 28, 2022

Jenna Song shares her experience as a TTF Yoga Instructor!

This blog is a reflective post by previous TTF staff member, Jenna Song. Jenna provided in-person yoga during the spring and summer of 2021 and spring of 2022. Online sessions were provided in the winter of 2022 until the spring of 2022. From April-May 2022, Jenna included tea time in her outdoor yoga sessions! Jenna…

Sep 20, 2022

Now announcing: Our 2022 Milestones Watershed Heroes!

We are only able to achieve clean water work with the help of our exemplary watershed heroes. This year, in our 11th Annual Watershed Milestones Awards Ceremony, we are recognizing a whopping TEN honorees in the following categories: Friend: Frank and Betty Coyle Friend: Devin Green, Bennett Compost Educator: Rachel Zibelman-LeSuer of Juniata Park Academy…

Sep 3, 2022

Updates on Little Libraries in Tacony Creek Park! Access free books for your children!

(Featured photo – credit to Jose Rivera @joserivera0605 on Instagram.) Reading is essential. Right now, according to Read by 4th, 2 out of 3 of our children are reading below grade level by 4th grade. We are proud that we have been able to build partnerships to enhance learning opportunities within Tacony Creek Park (which…

Aug 31, 2022

Microplastics Pervasive in Waters Adjacent to Delaware River’s Population Centers

This blog is a repost from the Delaware River Basin Commission. View the original press release here. Microplastics Pervasive in Waters Adjacent to Delaware River’s Population Centers Delaware River Basin Commission report advances understanding of microplastics in the river’s tidal zones PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (August 30) – The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) today held a…

Aug 26, 2022

NFWF Announces $15.8 Million in New Conservation Grants to Restore Delaware River Watershed

This is a repost from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). See the original press release here. TTF Watershed Partnership is pleased to have been awarded two grants from NFWF that will support Stormwater Management to Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel Community in Cheltenham, and the Shoemaker Run Stream Restoration at the Abington Club Golf…

Aug 19, 2022

It’s still Tick Season in PA! Use these resources to prevent Lyme Disease

As stewards of vital green spaces in Pennsylvania, including Tacony Creek Park in Philadelphia and many restoration sites in our Eastern Montgomery County communities, we are sharing this important piece from Philly Voice! Although it was posted in June, people still need to be cautious of ticks and Lyme Disease every summer. You can find…

Jul 15, 2022

Conklin Tributary to Jenkintown Creek: Then & Now

We want to introduce you to a small unnamed tributary to the Jenkintown Creek that flows through the Charles D. Conklin Pool Property. In 2019, we started to restore this creek to a more natural setting and improve water quality through funding from the Montgomery County Planning Commission, William Penn Foundation, and the National Fish…

Jul 13, 2022

Tacony Creek Park Master Plan first draft shared with neighbors!

TTF and consultants Natural Lands and Toole Recreation Planning welcomed an engaged and enthusiastic group to our second virtual public meeting to reveal the first draft of the Tacony Creek Park Master Plan, one evening last month. Thank you to those who took the time to join us and provide feedback on the proposed improvements….

Jul 11, 2022

Small Actions Spark Big Changes

This guest blog is a repost from the Academy of Natural Sciences. You can find the original post here. You can make our planet more sustainable At the Academy of Natural Sciences, we believe that individual actions can truly make a difference. Each month of 2022, we’ll guide our community in a conversation about how…

Jun 27, 2022

2022 Tacony Creek Park Block Parties: Partners & Neighbors

WOW! It’s our 10th year of hosting Block Parties in Tacony Creek Park! This year’s parties were filled with adventure, family, and environmental education. Tacony Creek Park welcomed about 300 attendees at our Block Parties on June 14, 15, and 16. ¡WOW! ¡Es nuestro décimo año organizando Block Parties en Tacony Creek Park! Las fiestas de…

Jun 22, 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…

Jun 12, 2022

TTF staff participates in chainsaw training with University of New Hampshire professor

TTF Philadelphia Stewardship Leader Alex Rosario attended a chainsaw training led by Professor Don Quigley, (Professor Emeritus, University of New Hampshire) provided through Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy. by Alex Rosario, Philadelphia Stewardship Leader Professor Don Quigley has taught in the forest technology program at the Thompson School of Applied  Science…

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