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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…

Jun 28, 2021

Meet Mykyah, Tacony Creek Park AWE Fellow

We’re so excited to host Mykyah Vessels as our AWE Fellow this summer, and proud to introduce her. Hello, my name is MyKyah Vessels and I’m excited to be a Tacony Creek Park Fellow through the Alliance for Watershed Education (AWE). Nature has always been important to me. I want to do everything I can…

Jun 28, 2021

Creekmobile gets an upgrade! Watch for it in Tacony Creek Park…

Blog by Christina Maldonado Christine was an Alliance for Watershed Fellow during the summer of 2018. We are so happy to continue to be in touch and work with her. The Creekmobile will be visiting Tacony Creek Park gateways and community events over the next few months. Would you like us to bring the Creekmobile…

Jun 27, 2021

Tacony Creek Park Block Parties: Welcome Back!

By Jamilee Hoffman, Communications Specialist TTF recently hosted our signature block parties in Tacony Creek Park! Community members, friends, family, and various environmental organizations gathered at three TCP gateways June 15 through June 17, 2021 from 4-7 pm each day. Each day was filled with fun family activities such as free bike rides with the Bicycle…

Jun 15, 2021

Meet Kamille, our new intern

Hi, my name is Kamille and I will be an intern at TTF this summer! I studied Environmental Studies in college. I have really enjoyed my coursework that has focused on conservation and the environment.  Throughout my studies, I have gotten to work with water quality in labs and research the rising sea-level issue. I…

Jun 11, 2021

Stunning Representations of TTF Watershed for “Eyes on our Landscape” Photo Contest

TTF is so proud to announce the award-winning photos from our second photo contest! This year, we held the Eyes on our Landscape Photo Contest. Participants could photograph any landscape in the entire 30 square mile TTF Watershed, which consists of the Tookany, Tacony, and Frankford creeks as well as a number of tributaries.  We…

Jun 9, 2021

DRWI: Ready to deliver on Biden’s 30 by 30 Initiative

This blog is reposted from the William Penn Foundation. You can read the original post here. We’re excited to share this post by Claire Billet, our Watershed Protection Program Officer at the William Penn Foundation. We’re proud to be part of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI) and the impact of the water quality projects…

Jun 7, 2021

Get to know our Health & Fitness Leaders! Did we say our programs are free?

by Will Meade, TTF intern Did you know that we offer free health and fitness programs in Tacony Creek Park? And that Tacony Creek Park is home to a paved Circuit Trail? We support a running group called the TCP Trotters that meets a few times a week, as well as two We Walk PHL…

Jun 7, 2021

Meet Jamilee, TTF’s new Communications Specialist!

Hello, I’m Jamilee Hoffman. I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to be TTF’s Communications Specialist! I’m a recent 2020 graduate of Kutztown University (KU). I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and graduated summa cum laude with minors in Digital Communication & New Media, Professional Writing, Public Relations, Social Media Theory/Strategy, and…

Jun 3, 2021

Meet Michael, our Cayuga Rain Garden Caretaker!

My name is Michael Dippel. I am 17 and going into my senior year at Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. In my free time, I like to read, listen to music, or go out. I wanted to add something to my weekly routine that had to do with helping people and…

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Jun 1, 2021

TTF Partner Alliance Connects

By Will Meade, intern TTF recently held its annual Partner Alliance networking event for professionals from varying backgrounds, especially our Partner Alliance members. While this event was held over Zoom, participants created new connections and reaffirmed already existing professional relationships. It was a pleasure to see so many individuals (who hadn’t seen each other since…

May 28, 2021

Meet Will, our newest intern!

Hello! My name is Will Meade and I’ll be joining TTF as an intern this summer! I’m currently a rising senior at Temple University majoring in media studies and production along with an environmental studies minor. My current interests lie in the realms of live television production and environmental storytelling through visual/virtual mediums. Temple has…

May 17, 2021

Did YOU BioBlitz?

Our annual bioblitz ran from April 24 through May 3. A bioblitz is when participants try and observe as many species over a set amount of time. For this event, we used the app iNaturalist, where observers submit their data. iNaturalist is a community-based science app where users submit pictures, sounds or notes on a…

May 13, 2021

Discover Intertwined inspiration in Tacony Creek Park

An artistic creation recently came to life in Tacony Creek Park through the work of Artist Sarah Kavage and assistants Brenda Howell and Ann Nguyen, thanks to the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River (AWE) and its art project titled Lenapehoking~Watershed. TTF is a member of the Alliance for Watershed Education and the…

May 4, 2021

Alex Rosario: Welcome Back to TTF!

My name is Alex Rosario and I’m excited to be the Philadelphia Stewardship Leader for TTF. Growing up in North Philadelphia, nature has always been a getaway for me. There were not many trees in my neighborhood. So whenever my dad would take me to the park in Philadelphia, it made me happy. We would…

May 4, 2021

Tacony Creek Park Stories: Pamela Miller

By Riley Britt, TTF intern TTF partnered with the Olney Culture Lab and Dr. Matthew Smalarz of Manor College to record in-person interviews with community members as part of the  Tacony Creek Park Stories project, made possible with support from the Joseph Roberts Foundation. Manor College, which sits along the Jenkintown Creek at the headwaters…

May 3, 2021

Completed! The Tookany Creek Trail Feasibility Study

This blog was originally published by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and can be found here. April 23, 2021 By: Zhenya Nalywayko Finally! After a year and a half, a robust public outreach campaign, multiple revisions and updates, and hundreds of hours spent analyzing and designing preferred alignments, the Tookany Creek Trail Feasibility Study has been…

Apr 28, 2021

JOB POSTING: Communications Specialist

Position Title: Communications Specialist Location: Philadelphia, PA Reports to: Executive Director Job Classification: Part-Time, hourly (10-15 hours/week) Start Date: Immediate Salary: $20.00/hour Application Deadline: May 14, 2021 Organizational Background: The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) is seeking a Communications Specialist to support the organization’s mission to improve the health of our 30 square mile watershed. TTF…

Apr 26, 2021

Virtual (free) Nature Tours Are Just Around the Corner I Giras Virtuales de la Naturaleza (Gratis) Están a la Vuelta de la Esquina

Now that springtime is finally here to stay… and summer is just around the corner, everyone’s excited to get back outside and enjoy the beautiful weather! The TTF watershed is full of beautiful green spaces to explore, and each home to a unique makeup of wild plants and animals. Interested in exploring the watershed and…

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