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November 2021
Dear Friends:

A decade of Milestones. Thank for celebrating ten years of accomplishments with us! If you missed the party, you can read about and meet our heroes via video here. Be inspired.

Municipal Partnership
I am pleased to report that in August, Cheltenham Township approved an additional $20,000 to provide $40,000 in municipal dues for our partnership for our last fiscal year. We appreciate this support, as well as the effort of so many residents to let the Commissioners know that TTF is a valued, critical environmental partner. We look forward to providing key stormwater education, stewardship, and restoration assistance and resources to all of our municipalities. Our Board of Directors will be undertaking a review of the level of municipal dues, needs, and benefits provided.

It's a Good Match!
Lots of employers will match your donations to TTF. This significantly increases the impact of your dollars -- it is totally awesome! And very easy. Check it out here. Don't we all love a good match? Humming....

Matchmaker, Matchmaker,
Make me a match, Find me a find, catch me a catch
Matchmaker, Matchmaker
Look through your book, And make me a perfect match!

Hope to see you soon,
Julie
Native American Heritage Month
TTF honors November as Native American Heritage Month, and to recognize the Lenape as the original and enduring stewards of the TTF watershed.

The origins of our watershed creek names come from the Lenape.

Wingohocking (meaning “crooked water” and “favorite land for planting”) Creek, which joins the Frankford Creek, comes from a name trade between the Lenape people and James Logan (he was important in the foundation of the precursor to the University of Pennsylvania). Wingohocking was called Chief Logan at a certain time.

“Tawacawonick” which means “wilderness”, “uninhabited land” or “forest,” is the origin of the name “Tacony”. The word “tekene” also means these, and includes “woods”. Tacony was also previously known as “Taconick”.

Clean our watershed with us!
Join us on Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 pm to clean our watershed!
Come alone or bring a group.

Let's clean the Rorer & Roosevelt Boulevard gateway to Tacony Creek Park.

Let's clean the Tookany Creek Parkway & E. Cheltenham Avenue gateway
to Tacony Creek Park.

Bulletin Board
TTF Events for You!
Saturday, November 13 from 9am - 1pm
East Tabor Road & East Olney Avenue Gateway
Tacony Creek Park, Philadelphia 19120
Join us for a special Love Your Park Tree Planting in Tacony Creek Park.

Through a partnership with the Delaware Riverkeeper Network,
we’ll plant a number of large trees to provide shade, absorb polluted runoff, and create community gathering areas.

Saturday, November 13 from 10am - 1 pm
347 Cadwalader Ave, Elkins Park 19027
Join your neighbors and Streamkeepers for our Creek Care Day at Ethel Jordan Park along the Jenkintown Creek.

We'll work to remove invasive plants such as porcelain berry and wineberry.

Email ryan@ttfwatershed.org to register.
Monday, November 15 from 7pm - 8pm online
Come hear from leaders of religious institutions that have installed green projects on their properties to reduce their contributions
to water pollution and support their communities.

Learn about options and steps to take to get started
and see a project through.

Learn who is presenting here, and register here.
Partner Events
Curtis Arboretum Planting
Saturday, November 13 from 9am - 12pm
Greenwood Ave & Church Road
Wyncote, PA
2021 grand finale workday of the season.
Taking care of this special green space is also taking care of Rock Creek!

Volunteers will plant, stake, mulch, and water
15 large shade trees in already dug holes. Bring tools if you have them!