April 2017
Dear Friends: 

Happy Earth Month! There are lots of exciting happenings this month:

TCP Trail Ambassadors 
Welcome to our new Trail Ambassadors, Kristina Robinson and Carlos Gonzalez! These PowerCorps PHL fellows will provide a regular presence in Tacony Creek Park for the next 6 months. They'll engage park users, provide resources, and support programs and park stewardship. Say hello when you're on the trail! 

Our   Annual Watershed Milestones will be here before you know it! This is a valuable opportunity to network with other environmentally-conscious people like you. You can still join our  Partner Alliance to participate, for as little as $100 or as much as $3,000 to enjoy marketing benefits all year long.

See you soon,


Looking for an Earth Day activity for your school, church, or block? Learn how to lead a storm drain marking. Contact Marcus at  marcus@ttfwatershed.org/ 215-744-1853 to set up a training and get your materials including FREE reusable bags for your volunteers!



Philly Spring Clean-Up

Help us get ready for our Healthy Trails 5K by tidying up the trail!

WHEN:  Saturday, April 8, 9 AM - 12 PM
WHERE:  Tacony Creek Park Gateway, 635 Tampa Street, Philadelphia 19120
Contact:  Doryán at doryan@ttfwatershed.org/215-744-1853 

                 Flyer here!
Our 5th Annual run/walk in Tacony Creek Park is on a fully paved, stroller friendly trail, beginning and ending at the Friends Hospital Campus. Bring the whole family!

Registration here

WHEN: Sunday, April 9, 8 AM - 11 AM
WHERE: Friends Hospital, 4641 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia 19124
RSVP: Details and registration  here

            Flyer here

Join Environmental Educator Judith Gratz for this FREE nature walk. This month's theme: "Reading the Woods." Are our woods like other woods? What lives under the trees? Explore these questions and more! 

WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, I Street & Ramona Ave., Philadelphia 19124
RSVP: Contact Doryán at doryan@ttfwatershed.org/215.744.1853


Native Plant Swap!

Help wildlife by planting native species in your yard!  Bring one, get one: for every native plant you bring, you get one for free. If you don't have plants to bring, there will be plants available for a donation. Native perennial flowers, seedlings, tubers and seeds accepted.  

WHERE: Sunday, April 9, 1 PM - 4PM
WHEN:  Briar Bush Nature Center, 1212 Edge Hill Rd., Abington 19001

History Talks

The Historical Society of Frankford has many interesting talks coming up, including a talk by TTF's Robin Irizarry about the ongoing efforts to restore and protect the health and vitality of Tacony Creek Park.

WHEN: Every second Tuesday, 7:30 PM 
WHERE: 1507 Orthodox Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Questions: frankfordhistorical@gmail.com/215.743.6030

The Academy of Natural Sciences  is hosting a talk about  fresh water issues with Sandra Postel, an expert on freshwater issues. She'll discuss the big picture issues surrounding water, like climate change, groundwater depletion, and water wars. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, April 11. Doors open 6 PM, event from 6:30 PM - 8 PM
WHERE:  1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia 19103

This conference: Strengthening Equitable Communities, is presented by Temple University College of Education 
WHEN:  April 19, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
WHERE: Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Branch, 1901 Vine Street, 19103

Cheltenham EAC has many Earth Day projects happening all over Cheltenham on Saturday, April 22! TTF will lead a clean-up and invasive plant removal at Curtis Arboretum. 

Check here for information or  contact Barb Duffy at beduffy@comcast.net 

Our work is science-based. Celebrate science with us at this march! Starting at City Hall, ending at Penn's Landing with a rally with music and speakers, including our own Julie Slavet .  

WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 10 AM - 2PM
WHERE: City Hall to Penn's Landing
Details: Website or Facebook

We're especially excited about water films like RiverBlue, A Plastic Ocean, Fish, and Killing the Colorado...but there are many more to watch and enjoy!

WHEN:  Friday, April 21- Sunday, April 23
WHERE:  Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, 19102
Details:  Here