Feb 15, 2021

Managing Polluted Runoff in SE PA

We were delighted to co-sponsor this well attended, valuable webinar with our partners on Managing Stormwater Runoff back on February 3rd. Here’s the follow-up email with a link to resources and the webinar recording. Watch for information about additional programs! Hello, Thank you so much for joining us for our event on Stormwater! It was…

Feb 15, 2021

Spotlight on Efforts and Resources in Philly this February for Environmental Justice Month

In 2014, the EPA declared February to be Environmental Justice Month to commemorate the signing of historic 1994 executive order 12898: “Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations.” This year to commemorate, we’re highlighting new and ongoing environmental justice initiatives in Philadelphia and resources available to residents for addressing environmental issues in their…

Feb 15, 2021

Another TTF Team member becomes a Master Watershed Steward!

Last fall, I was able to take the first ever Master Watershed Steward class for Philadelphia County! It was a unique experience as the course needed to move online like so much else during the pandemic. Still, the organizers at Penn State Extension were able to create a really engaging experience. The Master Watershed Steward program was…

Feb 8, 2021

Hats Off to our new LOGO!

This past summer, an unexpected opportunity came our way: an offer to refresh our logo and branding from Pixel Parlor, our partner responsible for our recent outstanding Annual Reports. Of course, we said yes! Pixel Parlor steered us through an in-depth (and really fun) visioning and discovery process.  We thought about what we want to say about who we are…

Feb 3, 2021

Dante, amazing intern, shares lessons learned!

As I wrap up my three-month internship, I wanted to take the time to reflect on the growth I have undergone while working with TTF. Back in October, I was presented with the opportunity to intern while at a cleanup in Tacony Creek Park. I was hesitant at first because of the long distance between…

Jan 27, 2021

Take Out for Tacony Creek Park!

You might notice something a little extra in your meal the next time you order takeout from a restaurant near Tacony Creek Park! TTF is excited to be partnering with local restaurants to provide our educational postcards to families in the community! We’ve given sets of postcards to local restaurants that they’re including in takeout orders. Each…

Jan 25, 2021

Natural Selections: News flash: Beavers in Roxborough!

One of the feel-good stories on the environmental scene is the rewilding of large cities like Philadelphia, where suddenly peregrine falcons nest in church steeples and on Delaware River bridges, bald eagles pull large fish out of the Schuylkill River, and coyotes amble down Domino Lane. In that vein, members of the Roxborough-Manayunk Conservancy were…

Jan 25, 2021

2020 Stormwater Grant Recipients Restore more than Waterways

Sites citywide receive funding to manage stormwater + enhance their communities. Written by Grace Maiorano, Philadelphia Water Department. Read the original blog post here. Though the pandemic has impacted some of our work, we’re using hurdles to reimagine our signature programs. Since the infancy of Green City, Clean Waters, we’ve cultivated a scope of opportunities for community engagement, including encouraging…

Jan 25, 2021

Memories of Tacony Creek Park: Susan Stevenson

By Vary Soth, TTF Intern How did Tacony Creek Park look many years before we were born? Were there many differences? What has changed? TTF and partner Olney Culture Lab has been interviewing neighbors who have lived in this area to recount the changes from then to now. In this interview, a resident of the…

Jan 18, 2021

Looking Back: Our Top Posts of 2020

We are all glad that 2020 is over. We’ve been through a lot together and we so appreciate our watershed community. This past year pushed us to step out of our comfort zone to create new and innovative ways to engage with our constituents from the comfort of home. We took many of our programs to a…

Jan 5, 2021

Your Watershed: A Winter Wonderland Part 3

By Dante Falasco, TTF Intern Part 3 of our 3 part Winter Wonderland series In Part 1 and Part 2 of our Winter Wonderland series, we covered the many wildlife species that can be seen in the Philadelphia region during this frigid time of year. From the Snowy Owl to the Eastern Comma Butterfly, there…

Dec 29, 2020

Your Watershed: A Winter Wonderland, Part 2

Part 2 of our 3 part Winter Wonderland series By Dante Falasco, TTF Intern One of the few silver linings of the Covid-19 Pandemic has been the resurgence of the old pastime of going outside and taking a walk. Many families, including my own, took the opportunity the quarantine presented and reintroduced themselves to nature….

Dec 28, 2020

Tacony Creek Park Birds Count!

By Doryán De Angel, Community Watershed Leader Once again, the birds of Tacony Creek Park were counted in the Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC)! This year marks Audubon’s 121st Anniversary. The CBC is taking place between Monday, December 14, 2020 and January 5, 2021.  Every year, volunteers from the Western Hemisphere observe and count…

Dec 21, 2020

Your Watershed: A Winter Wonderland, Part 1

Part 1 of our 3 part Winter Wonderland series By Dante Falasco, TTF Intern This past spring and summer, the Covid-19 Pandemic gave many people the opportunity to rediscover nature and their local parks. However, with the winter here, many have retreated back into their homes, waiting to emerge next spring. Here at TTF, we…

Dec 10, 2020

Powercorps PHL Supports Bees with TTF!

By Nathan McWilliams, Philadelphia Stewardship Manager Last month, Ryan Neuman, Upstream Conservation Leader, conducted a hands-on Pollinator Box workshop at Friends Hospital with help from the PowerCorpsPHL work crew assigned to Tacony Creek Park. Alongside TTF staff, the crew crafted 8 pollinator boxes that will find homes throughout the Park or at a nearby creekside…

Dec 6, 2020

Veggie Mijas Promote Inclusion in the Outdoors with Nature Walk

Guest blog written by Tacony Creek Park Keeper, Siani Colón The Philly chapter of Veggie Mijas spent one of their last programs of the year learning about Tacony Creek Park and reconnecting with the environment.  On November 14, eight walkers wound down from the stress accumulated this year by immersing themselves in nature. Most attendees…

Dec 6, 2020

First Tacony Creek Park Run with Me Intern

Blog by Sophia Raif, Run With Me intern. Sophia recently turned 17. This past summer I had the privilege of being a TTF “run with me” intern. It was my first paid job, and so special because it wasn’t the kind of first job I was expecting. I thought I’d be getting my first job…

Dec 4, 2020

Three Cheers for 50 Years: Celebrating the EPA’s Dedication to Health and the Environment

Written by Anna Groover and republished with permission from the National Wildlife Federation. Read the original blog post here. The Environmental Protection Agency protects wildlife habitat, like the great blue heron’s, from pollution, toxic waste and environmental hazards. Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Tom Koerner The mid-twentieth century brought about a change in the…

Nov 17, 2020

You missed Milestones? No worries!

by Dante Falasco, TTF Intern This past week, TTF had the honor of hosting our 9th Annual Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony & Reception. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we had to adapt and hosted the event virtually on Thursday, November 12th. More than 70 people attended the event via Zoom! These guests included families, Partner…

Nov 17, 2020

Meet our intern, Dante!

My name is Dante Falasco, and I am very excited to have the opportunity to intern with TTF in the upcoming months! I was born in Chester, PA but have spent most of my young life in Broomall, PA. From Pre-K all the way up to twelfth grade, I attended Delaware County Christian School. Having…

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