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Nov 20, 2023

BIPOC Cohort, an Invaluable Resource

Written by Malcolm Bundy, Philadelphia Community Organizer The Institute for Conservation Leadership (ICL) launched an exciting new pilot program for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) professionals who are part of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative and William Penn Foundation Watershed Protection program grantees in the fall of 2022. This program was a year-long…

Nov 17, 2023

Goodbye For Now, River Alive! Learning Trail! Come back soon…. 

By Rae Kruger, River Alive! Learning Trail Ambassador The second summer at our Learning Trail was busy with families joining us for weekly drop-in hours. They enjoyed the Seek & Find activities about each animal in the installation. The most curious children would find the QR codes and listen to the songs at each of the…

Nov 7, 2023

Celebrating Fall with the 3rd Annual Tacony Creek Park Music & Arts Festival

The 3rd Annual Tacony Creek Park Music and Arts Fest was another success! Hosted in partnership with Olney Culture Lab of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia, 226 adults and children gathered at the Thomas K. Finletter School on Saturday, October 7 from 1-5pm to kick-off the Fall Season with music, craft activities, and community resources. We work…

Oct 26, 2023

TTF Watershed Partnership Announces 12th Annual Watershed Milestones Award Winners

Left to right: Daniel Bhaumik, Kevin Malley, Kirsten Brown, and Martin Williams of ASCE Philadelphia Younger Members Forum, Volunteer Leader Awardee, Julie Slavet, TTF Watershed Partnership Executive Director, Ryan Neuman, TTF Upstream Conservation Leader Contact: Julie Slavet, Executive Director           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: (215) 380-5380           …

Oct 20, 2023

Community Trash Cans: Welcome to Tacony Creek Park!

Community Cans Return! Written by TTF Watershed Partnership Executive Director, Julie Slavet In the Fall of 2019, TTF installed a number of community cans at locations along Cayuga Street and area businesses in Juniata Park as part of a special effort to strategically increase coverage in specific areas to reduce litter.  Partners included Philadelphia Commerce,…

Sep 29, 2023

Job Posting: Executive Director, Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership

Executive Director Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership 4500 Worth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19124 Overview The Board of Directors of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc. (TTF) seeks an Executive Director to guide an organization that is a regional example of the power of collaborative watershed revitalization and creative community engagement. Working together with the Board and staff, the…

Sep 19, 2023

TTF recognizes 2023 Watershed Milestones Honorees & Accomplishments!  

We are only able to achieve the hard work of enriching and maintaining the TTF watershed with the help of our exemplary watershed heroes. This year, for our 12th Annual Watershed Milestones we are proud to recognize ten honorees!  Friend: Eric Blacksten Educator: Izaak Walton League Volunteer Leader: ASCE Younger Members Nonprofit Steward: Feliz Filadelfia…

Sep 7, 2023

What Clean Water work is happening in your backyard? New StoryMap of Philly’s Suburban Watersheds

The collaborative structure of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative, which has enabled us to bring over $2 million in clean water projects to Abington and Cheltenham, has made our Upstream Suburban Philadelphia Partnership so much smarter, more effective and more efficient, than the sum of its parts. We hope you get a sense of the…

Sep 5, 2023

Watershed-Wide Photo Contest Winners Capture the TTF

We are so proud to announce, along with partner the Olney Culture Lab, the award-winning photos from our third biennial photo contest,  Capturing the TTF Watershed Wide. Participants could photograph nature in the entire 30 square mile TTF watershed, which consists of the Tookany, Tacony, and Frankford creeks as well as a number of tributaries. …

Aug 28, 2023

Rain Gardens, GSI & Stream Restoration along Tacony Creek

Although it has taken us way too long to share this post, this in no way reflects our excitement about this project to stabilize and improve our stream corridor, Tacony Creek in Tacony Creek Park! This project will improve not only the creek and surrounding park area, but will improve the ability of park visitors…

Aug 22, 2023

The Tacony Creek Park River Alive! Learning Trail now has an Ambassador!

Join TTF Watershed Partnership in welcoming our newest team member, Rae, The River Alive! Learning Trail Ambassador. Rae has joined the TTF team as the River Alive! Learning Trail Ambassador. She has a BA in History and Secondary Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, during her time there began working with an environmental non-profit….

Aug 21, 2023

Tikkun Olam (Heal the World): Volunteers plant 2,000 Natives at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel!

Can you guess how many TTF volunteer hours were contributed when people planted two thousand native perennials at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel (KI) in Elkins Park? Read on to find out! During the weekend of April 15, community members met at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel (KI)in Elkins Park to plant 2,000 native perennials including soft…

Aug 21, 2023

Intern Emmanuel says Goodbye for Now

Emmanuel was TTF’s first paid intern, funded through a grant from the Alliance for Watershed Education through its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice internship.  Emmanuel supported our work in so many ways, and we will miss him. During his time with us, he researched and wrote a series about the six animals that “live” at…

Aug 17, 2023

Tacony Creek Creatures: Redbreast Sunfish

Intern Emmanuel Hampton completes his Tacony Creek Creatures series with North American River Otters.  Stop by the River Alive Learning Trail to see the water snake, heron, fox, painted turtle, river otter,  and sunfish up close. River Alive Learning Trail free program information here. Check out the previous blogs in the series: Red Fox, Great Blue Heron, Painted Turtle, Water…

Aug 17, 2023

Tacony Creek Creatures: North American River Otters

Intern Emmanuel Hampton continues his Tacony Creek Creatures series with North American River Otters.  Stop by the River Alive Learning Trail to see the water snake, heron, fox, painted turtle, river otter, and other creatures up close. River Alive Learning Trail free program information here. Check out the previous blogs in the series: Red Fox, Great Blue Heron, Painted…

Aug 8, 2023

Tacony Creek Creatures: Northern Water Snakes

Intern Emmanuel Hampton continues his Tacony Creek Creatures series with Northern Water Snakes.  Stop by the River Alive Learning Trail to see the water snake, heron, fox, painted turtle, and other creatures up close. River Alive Learning Trail free program information here. Check out the previous blogs in the series: Red Fox, Great Blue Heron, Painted Turtle,…

Aug 8, 2023

Tacony Creek Creatures: Painted Turtles

Intern Emmanuel Hampton continues his Tacony Creek Creatures series with the Painted Turtle! You can see this creature in Tacony Creek, at the Learning Trail, and painted on the Tacony Creek Park Trail as part of the Love Our Park Mural project. Read the previous features in this series! Red Fox, Great Blue Heron, and next…

Aug 2, 2023

A Rocking Seaport Visit and Sail

Written by Lawrence Harris, Sunday Walk with Me Leader As part of the River Alive Learning Trail, a group of TTF Tacony Creek Park families visited the Independence Seaport Museum and were then joined by an even bigger group of TTF fans from across the watershed, to sail on the tall ship A.J. Meerwald on…

Jul 27, 2023

Eagle Scout leads fencing & invasive plant removal at Abington Friends School (AFS)!

TTF’s very first restoration project broke ground along Jenkintown Creek as part of the groundbreaking Delaware River Watershed Initiative at the creek’s headwaters at Abington Friends School in 2014, nine years ago! Our award-winning work with AFS and the Meeting continued along this creek reach for a number of years. We implemented a number of…

Jul 26, 2023

Tacony Creek Park community gathers for final Master Plan Public Meeting

We welcomed over 40 dedicated community members from over a dozen zip codes to the third and final Public Meeting for the Tacony Creek Master Plan hosted at the Scattergood Building at the historic Friends Hospital campus. These community members are invested in the future of Tacony Creek Park.  The public meeting began with an…

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