September 2018
Thank You & Welcome
Thank to Board Directors and Advisors who are moving on: Carolyn Hirsh, Lindy Property Management; Michael Stokes, Montgomery County Planning Commission; Rev. Derick Scudder, Juniata Action Committee; and Emily Saich, Universal Services.

Welcome new Directors: Edward Furman, Maillie, LLP , Treasurer and Matt Pappajohn, Pappajohn Woodworking . Advisors: Christopher Kircher, Metcalfe Architecture & Design, LLC and Jon Lesher, Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC).

Good News: Support for our Work
Our Jenkintown Creek Restoration Project will continue with two new grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) : $50,000 to match the MCPC $100,000 grant for work at Conklin Pool in Cheltenham and a Streamsmart House Call grant with our Upstream Collaborative partners, led by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council . Also, Olena Dikina, a Streamkeeper , successfully applied for a Jenkintown Creek grant from IBM !
We'll be planting the new rain garden at Alverthorpe Park this Saturday; this feature will complete our 2016 NFWF Jenkintown Creek grant.

We received a generous donation from Whole Foods Jenkintown through Nickels for Non-Profits. Thank you for donating nickels and using reusable bags! Unrestricted support is critical to our health and creativity.

We Need Wheels!
We need to get around our 30 square mile watershed to get our work done. To get trees to Jenkintown Creek sites...the Creekmobile to community events...and groups of stakeholders to see our engagement and restoration first hand. It's time for TTF to own a van! A vehicle will make us more productive, efficient, and visible. It will be a traveling ambassador for our clean water message.

Let's make it happen! Watch for news about our #TTFDreamVan Campaign.

PS: Save the Date for our Fall Partner Alliance Networking Reception on Thursday, November 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the historic, inspiring Fairmount Water Works !
Bulletin Board: What We've Been Up To!
Plant native plants in the new rain garden at Alverthorpe Park, part of our Jenkintown Creek Restoration Project. We will provide tools and gloves, as well as lunch and FREE water bottles!

WHEN:  Saturday, Sept 15 from 10am -1pm 
WHERE:  Alverthorpe Park, 498 Forrest Ave, Elkins Park 19027
RSVP:   [email protected] or 215-744-1853
We're hosting a week-long BioBlitz for RiverDays !

From September 15 thru 22, submit your sightings to our BioBlitz page using the FREE iNaturalist app.

Participate on your own from anywhere in the watershed, or join us for an in-person mini-blitz all week long!
WHEN: Saturday, Sept 15
9 am - 12 pm

WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, Ramona Gateway, 4528 I St, Philadelphia 19124

RSVP: 215-744-1853 or [email protected]

Info: Here
WHEN: Friday, Sept 21
9 am - 11 am

WHERE: Alverthorpe Park, 498 Forrest Ave, Elkins Park 19027

RSVP: 570-575-7006 or [email protected]

Info: Here
WHEN: Saturday, Sept 22
8:30 am - 10 am

WHERE: Curtis Arboretum, Parking lot near dog park, Curtis Park Drive, Wyncote 19095

RSVP: 215-744-1853 or [email protected]

Info: Here
FREE Walking Group in Tacony Creek Park!
We Walk PHL is back, now with a weekend option! Join your neighbors for a healthy walk twice each week from September thru November!

RSVP: [email protected] or 215-744-1853.
WHEN: Every Wednesday morning from
September thru November from 9 -10am
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, Whitaker Gateway , 635 Tampa St, 19120
Info: Here
WHEN: Every Saturday morning from September thru November from 10 -11am
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, Tabor Rd Gateway , 799 E Tabor Rd, 19120
Info: Here
Celebrate our park and neighborhood diversity during River Days ( Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River) ! Join us for a FREE bilingual bird walk in Spanish and English in Tacony Creek Park, a beautiful neighborhood treasure with singing birds and other wildlife. Binoculars and coffee provided. Bring the whole family!

¡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, September 22 from 8 - 10:30 am
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, Whitaker Avenue Gateway, 635 Tampa Street 19120
Curtis Arboretum Needs You!
TTF has worked with Cheltenham Township, the EAC, and Curtis Arboretum neighbors to maintain creekside plantings for many years -- and since last summer has worked to establish a friends group. This new group needs you! Lots of improvements are being undertaken and planned for this historic property, home to Rock Creek. Learn more about the Master Plan here . Join the Facebook page here .

WHAT: Restoration Work Day (Come early for the BioBlitz, see above!)
Take your pick: remove weeds from the veteran's memorial, reduce choking vines, or take garbage out of the stream. Tools and gloves provided.
WHEN: Saturday, September 22 from 10 am to 12 pm
WHERE: Curtis Arboretum, meet next to the dog park off Curtis Park Drive and Washington Lane, Wyncote 19095.
RSVP: Donna Wray at [email protected]

Be part of the first Friends group for Curtis Arboretum. If you would like to be an officer, board member, or just volunteer occasionally to help give new life to this old treasure, come to this meeting. We will discuss how to set up the organization and get the word out to involve others.
WHEN:  Thursday, September 27 at 7:30 pm
WHERE: Curtis Hall, 1250 West Church Road, Wyncote 19095
Partner Events
Fall Open House at Collins Nursery
Fall is the perfect time to plant new trees, shrubs, and perennials. Pick out some plants for your yard, and attend home landscape design and rain barrel workshops throughout the day.

WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 11 am - 3 pm
WHERE: Edgehill Castle, 773 Roslyn Avenue, Glenside 19038
Info: Here
Join Riverfront North for a fun, flat 5k on the Baxter Trail along the Delaware River in NE Philadelphia. All skill levels and walkers welcome!

WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2018
WHERE: Pennypack on the Delaware Park, 7750 State Rd, Philadelphia 19136
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