Jun 26, 2009

Volunteers Needed for Rain Barrel Work Camp

The Community Action Agency of Delaware County (CAADC), in partnership with the Planning Department, Conservation District, and American Rivers, is looking for volunteers to assist with their Rain Barrel Work Camp (July 27-31). These volunteers would be helping to install rain barrels for homeowners. Rain barrel construction training for all volunteers will occur on Wednesday,…

Jun 25, 2009

Announcement: Job Opening at TTF!

We are excited to announce that we are currently accepting applications for a new position at TTF. Through the VISTA program, we will be hiring a Model Neighborhood Liaison for the Germantown/East Mt.Airy section of the watershed. Read on for more information. Job Title: Model Neighborhood Liaison Job Description: Seeking a full-time AmeriCorpsVISTA* for the…

Jun 25, 2009

Registrations still being accepted for Delaware Estuary Watershed Teacher Workshop

13th Annual Delaware Estuary Watershed Teacher Workshop July 20th-24th, 2009 This week-long workshop is designed to give participants a greater understanding of the wide variety of issues within the watershed and the interconnections between human actions and the river’s ecosystem. Begin the week at the upper portions of the estuary and literally travel down to…

Jun 9, 2009

Green-collar Jobs at the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

Here’s some news from our friends at The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary: The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is pleased to announce the following job vacancies: Schuylkill Action Network (SAN) Coordinator Responsibilities include: providing staff support to the SAN’s Planning Committee organizing and attending the SAN’s events and activities working with the SAN’s workgroups…

Jun 2, 2009

“Green City, Clean Waters” PUBLIC MEETINGS

Please join the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) for the upcoming public meetings on the “Green City, Clean Waters” Program (Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Long-Term Control Plan Update). The upcoming meetings will follow-up on the previous round of meetings held in the winter. PWD staff will present the options and alternative under consideration to help transform…

May 26, 2009

Delaware Estuary Watershed Teacher Workshop July 20th-24th, 2009

We just heard about this week-long workshop that is designed to give participants a greater understanding of the wide variety of issues within the watershed and the interconnections between human actions and the river’s ecosystem. Participants begin the week at the upper portions of the estuary and literally travel down to the mouth of the…

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, 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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