May 31, 2012 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, 640 Waterworks Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130
View the invitation here.
$40 per person in advance. Purchase tickets here.
$50 at the door
This year marks a number of milestones for the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF). We are celebrating twelve years since our founding in 2000, seven years since we became an official non-profit organization in 2005, and five years since we hired our first full-time Executive Director in 2007.
TTF has done so much in these years to enhance the health and vitality of our watershed. From the new rain garden in Vernon Park in Germantown to the riparian buffer at Glenside Elementary School in Cheltenham, we have undertaken many successful outreach, networking, educational and restoration projects to improve the health of the watershed and mobilize our communities as watershed stewards.
It’s time to celebrate our accomplishments! We would like to invite you to recognize these anniversaries with us by attending the Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony & Reception on Thursday, May 31 at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center in Philadelphia. We will honor individuals and organizations that have made a difference in our watershed, hear from invited VIPs including Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Water Commissioner Howard Neukrug, and take some to time to celebrate together.
We’ll also be hosting a silent auction filled with one-of-a-kind items, including:
PARTIES AND EXCURSIONS
Aldie Mansion Tour and Tea
Bed & Breakfast Stay
Germantown Mennonite Historic Trust Tour
Karen Singer Tileworks Imagination Tile Party
Philadelphia School for Circus Arts Intro to Aerials Lesson
Tacony Creek Bike Tour with Bob Thomas
FOR YOUR HOME
Carved wood bowl designed and created by local artist Mark Blaustein
Hand-turned stoneware bowl from local ceramic artist Ben Myerov
Japanese Maple framed photo from local photographer Skip Atkins
Smiling Pig framed photo from local photographer Albert Yee
12″ ceramic plate and bowl from local artist Jason Silverman
FOR YOUR GARDEN
6′ to 8′ River Birch tree from Think Green, LLC
Combination flowers from Meadowbrook Farm
Hand-painted rain barrels from the Germantown Friends School Environmental Action Club
Shrub Collection from Collins Nursery
Summer butterfly collection of native plants from North Creek Nurseries
Gift basket full of an enticing array of Glenside goodies
Friend of the TTF Watershed:
Fred Lewis, Senior Environment Corps
Ruth Seeley and Sue Finch, Friends of Vernon Park
Joseph Pyle, Scattergood Foundation
Reverend Chester H. Williams, Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club, Inc.
TTF Watershed Educator:
Karen Shaffran, Debi DiBattista, and John Burkholder Science Teachers at Cedarbrook Middle School, Cheltenham
TTF Watershed Youth Champion:
Germantown Friends School 5th Grade Environmental Action Club
TTF Watershed Municipal Leader:
Georgia Kolbas, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Jackie Olson, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
TTF Watershed Corporate Steward:
Nancy Minich, NAM Planning & Design
Mr. and Mrs. Anonymous
Campbell Thomas & Co.
Bill Chambley & AXA Foundation
Fairmount Park Conservancy
Felice Croul Associates
Hatch Mott MacDonald
Keep Philadelphia Beautiful
NAM Planning & Design, LLC
Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Dr. Jeffrey Schultz