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Oct 29, 2021

Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership Announces Watershed Milestones Award Winners

Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership Announces  Watershed Milestones Award Winners PHILADELPHIA, PA September 27, 2021 – Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF)  will celebrate watershed heroes for the tenth year at its Annual Watershed Milestones Ceremony on October 20, 2021. The virtual ceremony recognizes local individuals and organizations who have supported clean water efforts in the TTF watershed community….

Oct 28, 2021

Friends show love for Friends by planting trees

Earlier this month, over 40 volunteers joined us to plant 260 plus trees and shrubs on the grounds of historic Friends Hospital. (Did you know that the original hospital building is a National Historic Landmark?) Native trees and shrubs were planted at two different locations on the Friends Hospital campus. A  grant from TreeVitalize provided…

Oct 28, 2021

Let’s Talk About Equity in Green Infrastructure, by a Friend of the TTF Watershed

Guest Blog by John Raisch TTF recently recognized John for his work with an annual Friend of the TTF Watershed Milestones award. You can read more about John here and meet him via video here. After the ceremony, John posted his thoughts about the issue of equity in our watershed on LinkedIn. We are pleased…

Sep 28, 2021

Free Trees for your Yard in Frankford!

It’s tree giveaway time again! This fall, we are excited to be partnering with Riverfront North, the Arbor Day Foundation, and Bank of America to bring trees to Frankford! We’ll host our tree giveaway on Saturday, October 16 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Womrath Park, located at the intersection of Frankford Avenue and…

Sep 13, 2021

Drumroll, please: Our 2021 Milestones Watershed Heroes!

TTF Watershed Partnership is only able to achieve our clean water work with the help of our exemplary watershed heroes. This year, we are recognizing 6 honorees for this year’s Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony in the following categories: Friend Nonprofit Steward Corporate Steward Educator Legacy Award Friend Some of our closest connections are TTF Friends,…

Sep 13, 2021

Job Posting: Cayuga Caretaker needed immediately! Anuncio de empleo: ¡Se necesita conserje de Cayuga inmediatamente!

(Para español, vea abajo) The Cayuga Rain Garden Caretaker will maintain the curbside rain gardens, Cayuga Triangle rain garden, and community cans located on Cayuga Street between I Street and Castor Avenue in Juniata Park. These sites are adopted by the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) through the Soak It Up Program of the Philadelphia Water…

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…

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