Bio Blitz: You can do this alone or with your family!
Once again, this Spring we are hosting a watershed-wide Bio Blitz! What's a Bio Blitz? It's when people document as many species as possible (animals, plants, insects, and more!) in a certain area, over a set amount of time.
Our TTF-wide Bio Blitz will take place from April 20- 27. We will also participate in the
Philadelphia City Nature Challenge
from April 24-27.
City Nature Challeng
is a global challenge among cities and their surrounding counties to see who can gather the most observations.
How can you get involved? Download the app
. Then, take pictures of wildlife in our watershed and submit them. You will automatically be included in these projects if the observations were recorded during one of the days.
We agree with the City Nature Challenge:
The CNC planners, based at the California Academy of Sciences and at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, have decided to not cancel this year’s Challenge. We agree with them.
One of the great things about the CNC is its flexibility. At a time when group events can present health risks to the attendees and their communities, we can still take part individually. We can document the wildlife of our basements and back yards, and, to the extent possible, we can head off into our neighborhoods and green spaces on our own or in small groups of friends or family.
Indeed at a time of illness, stress, and isolation from our neighbors, connecting with nature outdoors can be incredibly therapeutic. We hope you can take part in the CNC as something we can still do safely as we take a break from our increasingly-homebound lives.
Interested in learning more? Contact Ryan@ttfwatershed.org
Jenkintown Creek Love Continues
This is our first project along the Jenkintown Creek in collaboration with Cheltenham Township. We removed 200 linear feet of concrete-lined channel that the creek flowed through and replaced it with a natural meander and constructed wetland. This project manages a total of 42 acres of stormwater! On May 1-2, we are scheduled to plant native species at this site with your help. We hope we will still be able to host this event. We will let you know!
We will also work with residents to officially name this section of creek.
Want to help out? Contact Ryan@ttfwatershed.org