Dear Friend:

Year after year, we're blown away by the passion and dedication demonstrated by our Watershed Heroes.

Join us to celebrate their efforts and network with regional clean water leaders and our Partner Alliance, all while enjoying a menu of local treats.
Please join us Wednesday, May 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the iconic Globe Dye Works to honor these amazing water stewards.

See you at Milestones,
Welcome, Dallas!
From schools to scout troops, requests for watershed lessons across our 30 square miles have grown significantly. We are pleased to see this interest in opportunities to improve our creeks. In addition to our cargo trike, the Creekmobile, we recently expanded our educational outreach capacity by hiring a part-time educator, Dallas Cederberg, to strengthen and support our programs.

With extensive expertise in environmental education, he has already led a number of programs, most recently a Bio-Blitz with Jenkintown Cub Scout Troop 210 along the Tookany Creek as part of the City Nature Challenge. We hope you’ll get to meet him soon! 
Tabor Gatew ay gets a facelift!
Neighbors who live along Olney Avenue across from Tacony Creek Park and visitors who enter the Olney Avenue and Tabor Gateway will enjoy a beautiful new colorful and safer entrance starting this Spring! Thanks to the support of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and a Fertilizer Fund grant from the Garden Club of Philadelphia, we have installed a new gate and boulders to keep vehicles out of the Park, and welcome walkers, runners, and bike riders. Working with residents and volunteers, we planted native trees, shrubs, and flowers that will bring birds and butterflies to this enhanced gateway. We look forward to working with neighbors to maintain this gateway, as well as to host lots of programs at this site!

A special thanks to the intrepid volunteers from CSAA Insurance Group for making this project a reality!
Drumroll, please!
The first-ever Tacony Creek Park Photo Contest had an amazing response!

After much deliberation, we'd like to congratulate the following winners:
Adult 1st Place: Brandon Hing
Adult 2nd Place: Jonathan Fredlund
Youth 1st Place: Yeredith Cruz
Youth 2nd Place: Yanilda Hernandez

Click on Brandon Hing's photo above to check out the other winning submissions . We will display all 60 submissions at our Milestones Award Ceremony - - hope you can join us!
We're so proud to share our 2018 Annual Report! This past year, we've gone deeper and learned even more about our watershed community.

Enjoy this look back at our accomplishments online.

Or give us a call at 215.744.1853 and we'll mail you a copy.

Take a healthy stroll in the park with this regular Tacony Creek Park walking group!

We Walk PHL group meets twice a week from now until November. All are welcome -- we hope to see you there!

Mondays from 9 - 10 am
Tacony Creek Park, Bingham Gateway
5109 Bingham Street, Philly 19120
Saturdays from 10 - 11 am
Tacony Creek Park, Whitaker Gateway
635 Tampa Street, Philly 19120
Get some fresh air and enjoy nature in beautiful Tacony Creek Park, right down the street! Our Community Trail Ambassadors will lead walks with neighbors in the park on specific Sundays -- connect with them at or 215.744.1853 to find out when future walks will take place! FREE!
When: Sunday, May 5 & Sunday, May 19
Time: 9 - 11 am
Where: Tacony Creek Park, Tabor Gateway, 799 E Tabor Rd, Philly 19120
Love nature? Good news! We added another free weekend program!

Nature's Hidden Surprises is growing! Now you can join us on every 2nd Wednesday & every 3rd Saturday of month.

Discover the secrets of Tacony Creek Park!
WHEN: Wednesday, May 8 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, Whitaker Gateway, 635 Tampa St., Philly 19120
WHEN: Saturday, May 18 from 10 - 11:30 am
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, Tabor Gateway, 799 E Tabor Rd., Philly 19120
Meet your neighbors and share your ideas at Tacony Creek Park's Friends group meeting. Get involved in upcoming events, and help plan programs and activities. Enjoy a light dinner. FREE!
WHEN: Thursday, May 9 from 6 - 7:30 pm
WHERE: Lauretha Vaird Boys & Girls Club, 4800 Whitaker Ave, Philly 19124
Show your love for Tacony Creek Park! Be part of this citywide effort.

Meet new friends and join neighbors to clean up in Tacony Creek Park. Refreshments and giveaways for volunteers.

WHEN: Saturday, May 11 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, Tabor Gateway, 799 E Tabor Road, Philly 19120
For Love Your Park Week, come celebrate our park and neighborhood diversity! Join us for a bilingual bird walk in Spanish and English in Tacony Creek Park, a beautiful neighborhood spot with singing birds and other wildlife. Binoculars and coffee will be provided. Bring the whole family! FREE!

¡Ven a celebrar la diversidad en nuestro parque y vecindario! Reúnase con nosotros para una caminata bilingüe en español e inglés para observar aves en Tacony Creek Park, un lugar bello dentro de la vecindad con pájaros cantando y otra vida silvestre. Binoculares y café será proveído. ¡Traiga a su familia entera!
WHEN: Saturday, May 18 from 8 am - 10:30 am
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, Whitaker Ave. Gateway, 635 Tampa Street, Philly 19120
RSVP: or 215.744.1853
Our creekside buffers and rain gardens require regular care, such as invasive plant and trash removal, deer fence repair, and new plantings.

Once a month -- from April to September -- we’ll spend a Saturday sprucing up a different creekside garden. Come get your hands dirty!
WHEN: Saturday, May 18 from 10 am - 1 pm
WHERE: McKinley Elementary School, 370 Cedar Rd, Elkins Park, 19027
RSVP: or 215.744.1853
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