October 2017
Dear Friends: 

It's inspirational to welcome new energy and expertise to our Board of Directors and Advisors!


Welcome
Marilyn Torres and Donna Wray ! Marilyn is Senior Director, Visitor Experience at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and an active Tacony Creek Park user. Donna is Vice President, Digital & Multichannel Marketing at TGaS Advisors. She lives in Wyncote near Rock Creek and has hands-on TTF buffer planting and clean-up experience.

Our Board of Advisors was established as an objective of our 2013 Strategic Plan. Led by Laura Craig and Stefanie Kroll, the Board will gain even more expertise with the addition of Lara Roman and Emily Saich! Lara is a Philadelphia Field Station, US Forest Service Research Ecologist. She and her family enjoy the Tookany Creek near their home in Wyncote. 
Emily is the Director of Museum Services with Universal Services Associates, Inc. She lives in Philadelphia and was a valuable resource in our Creekmobile planning.

Sincerely,
Julie

PS: See you at the Partner Alliance Networking Reception..Nature's Hidden Surprises..Love Your Park..Trails Through Time..we've got lots to choose from!
 See you on the Trail!


 BULLETIN BOARD




Join Environmental Educator Judith Gratz for a FREE nature walk. Learn about materials of life, used again and again. 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 11, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, I Street & Ramona Avenue, Philadelphia 19124
RSVP: Contact Doryán at doryan@ttfwatershed.org/215.744.1853
Join us for an evening of networking with 40+ businesses & organizations that make our clean water efforts possible. 

Enjoy light refreshments and check out the area's largest & only green co-working space. Co-hosted by Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia and Green Stormwater Infrastructure PartnersFree but registration required.

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 25, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM 

WHERE:  City CoHo Philly's Nexus, 2401 Walnut Street, Philadelphia 19103 

RSVP: 



Join us to show our love for TCP with a free bird walk and fun improvement activities:
  • Planting & Trash Clean-up
  • Games with the Creekmobile
  • Cider & donuts
WHEN:  Saturday, November 4 
Bird walk: 8 to 10:30
Clean-up: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM 

WHERE: Tacony Creek Park
I St. & Ramona Ave, Philadelphia 19124 

RSVP: Here

Philadelphia was once laced with a complex system of streams and tributaries. Now many of these streams are hidden underground. 

Join Philadelphia Water's Drew Brown and Adam Levine for a guided tour tracing the historic and now hidden Wingohocking Creek!

WHEN:  Saturday, November 18, 12 PM to 5 PM 

WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, I St. & Ramona Ave, Philadelphia 19124 

RSVP: $20 includes lunch. Contact Robin@ttfwatershed.org 
 


See you at the first ever MOVIE NIGHT in Tacony Creek Park! Hosted by the  Tacony Creek Park Keepers as part of  River Days and  made possible by  Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Bring a blanket and folding chairs to this FREE movie -- be inspired by Moana's ocean journey. 

WHEN: Friday, October 20, 6 PM RAIN DATE: Friday, October 27, 6 PM 
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, 531 E. Olney Ave, Philadelphia 19120
INFO: Here  
Partner Events


Join the Tacony Creek Park Keepers and neighbors to beautify the Rorer St. Gateway. 

WHEN: Saturday, October 7
9 AM to 1 PM

WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, Rorer St & Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia 19120 (5091 Rorer Street)

Contact: Nicole at 609-583-0891



It's time to stock up on birdseed to keep our feathered friends happy and healthy during the winter. Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust (PERT) members receive 20% and non-members receive 10% off regular prices.
 
WHEN:  Saturday, October 7, 9:30 AM to 3 PM

WHERE: Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, 2955 Edge Hill Road, Huntingdon Valley 19006

Info:  Here


Join Wyncote Audubon for an autumn bird walk! S ee a few of our summer resident birds that have not yet left for their wintering grounds. We also expect to see some fall migrants stopping over on their southward journey. Meet at Park entrance at the corner of High School Rd & Montgomery Ave. The park is a short walk from the Elkins Park SEPTA Regional Rail Station and the Route 28 bus.
WHEN:  Monday, October 9, 8 to 10 AM 

WHERE:  High School Park, 7900 Montgomery Ave, Elkins Park 19027

INFO: Here

Help care for the only creek in the TTF Watershed that you can still see! We need experienced tree-planters and volunteers to clear invasives
and plant trees and shrubs. Project generously funded by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Soup lunch included. 
WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 9 AM to 1 PM 
WHERE: Awbury Arboretum, Agricultural Village, 901 E. Washington Ln., Philadelphia, 19138
RSVP: Leslie Cerf at lcerf@awbury.org


The Chestnut Hill Conservancy and  Friends of the Wissahickon invite you to this Open Space Showcase.  Thousands of acres of open space in our area are protected by conservation easements held by land trusts. Thousands more are threatened. 

Hear how conservation organizations are protecting open space for our future, and how you can protect valued open spaces in Philadelphia watersheds. P resentations by Chestnut Hill Conservancy, Erdenheim Farm, Friends of the Wissahickon, Natural Lands Trust, Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, Whitemarsh Foundation, and Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, followed by Q & A. Light refreshments.  Free and open to the public but registration is requested.

WHEN:  Thursday, October 26, 6 to 8 PM  

WHERE:  Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Chapel in the Wissahickon Inn, 500 W. Willow Grove Ave, Philadelphia 19118

RSVP:  Contact Angelina@CHConservancy.org or  215-247-9329 x 203