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May 5, 2009

Out-n-About Summer Camps

While they are not in the TTF Watershed, there are some really great opportunities for kids aged 11-14 to participate in “Water Wonder Week” at local Out-n-About camps this summer. See the attached flyers for the Wissahickon Environmental Center [.pdf] and and the Pennypack Environmental Center [.pdf] for more info.

May 5, 2009

Great Rain Barrel Article

Check out this great article about rain barrels from Sandy Bauers in yesterday’s Philadelphia Inquirer!

May 4, 2009

Glenside Planting Update

We’ve made some really great progress cutting back invasive plants and planting native ones (with the help of 75 fourth graders) at Glenside Elementary School. Two weeks ago, over 30 volunteers removed invasive vines and bushes overrunning the area. Lat week, Glenside Elementary students, PTO members and local volunteers planted over 400 native trees and…

Apr 30, 2009

Apply Now for the Stormwater BMP Recognition Program!

The Philadelphia Water Department, Villanova University, Temple University and partners are currently accepting submissions for the 2009 Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Recognition Program. They are looking for innovative stormwater management projects that are already in the ground and that could serve as model demonstration projects. The selected projects will be highlighted at the Pennsylvania…

Apr 9, 2009

KNEE DEEP

KNEE DEEP, a documentary that follows volunteers from the Center in the Park Senior Environment Corps of Germantown, is being rebroadcast on WHYY Channel 12. It will be shown the following times: April 19th Sunday at 10:30 p.m. April 24th Friday at 5:30 a.m. (after Frontline: Poisoned Waters, which looks like a really great special…

Apr 9, 2009

The Positive and Economic Contribution of Trees

We recently came across this great little article about the value of street trees from Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space. Here’s a great quote from the article, which was orginally posted in 2007: “Trees not only mitigate greenhouse gases, improve stormwater quality, lower emissions by reducing energy use and improve air quality, but they…

Apr 8, 2009

TIDE: Marine Science Summer Camp for High School Students

We were just informed of this cool opportunity for high school students. It’s in Delaware, and the application deadline is soon, but it looks like a neat program! Science cruise, marsh exploration in store for high school summer campers Applications are being accepted for TIDE Camp Summer 2009, which is an instructional program designed to…

Apr 7, 2009

Job Announcement: Friends of High School Park

The Friends of High School Park is conducting a job search to fill a newly created position of Park Restoration Manager. This new position will help us implement the recently completed Ecological Restoration Master Plan for High School and Ogontz Parks. This is a part time (24 hours per week) position. Core responsibilities include 1)…

Mar 31, 2009

Ethical Electronics Recycling: A Huge Success!

We wanted to give a great big THANK YOU to everyone who came out for our ethical electronics recycling event this weekend, especially our hardworking volunteers. We’ll be posting detailed coverage of the event shortly, but in the meantime, here are a few of your questions answered. Many of the people who dropped off their…

Mar 20, 2009

Take the Green Streets Survey Online!

The City of Philadelphia wants to understand the level of interest residents have in street greening. Please help us gauge the interest by completing the Green Streets Survey and passing it on to anyone else who might be interested. Thanks!

Mar 2, 2009

Ethical Electronics Recycling

TTF Watershed Partnership Hosts Ethical Electronics Recycling Event to Protect World’s Waterways Ethical Electronics Recycling at Cedarbrook Middle School on Saturday and Sunday, March 28 & 29, 11am-3pm Next Spring, Massachusetts resident Christopher Swain will dive into the Atlantic Ocean in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and begin a 1000-mile swim to Washington, DC, in an effort to…

Mar 2, 2009

TTF has a newsblog!

TTF is building a network of blogs and wikis off of its homepage to bring all our great people, events and information together online. This is the first step. Wish us luck! Sarah and Katie

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