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August 2020
Dear Friend,
In these difficult times, we are committed to enthusiastically serving our watershed community through education, stewardship, restoration, and advocacy. That’s why we have continued to share resources with you online, by mail, and even by home delivery.

Show your love for our clean water work by joining our Sustainers, our monthly donors. Your support would mean so much!
Your monthly contribution provides stability and consistency during these uncertain times, and benefits our entire watershed community in Philadelphia and Montgomery County.
Board of Directors & Advisors Update
Please join me in thanking outgoing members and welcoming new! Heartfelt thanks to Lissette Goya, Elizabeth Rosario, and Donna Wray. Special thanks and Best Wishes to Bryan Havir, founding TTF member.

Welcome to Silvina Godoy and Rasheeda Murphy, and congrats to Joanne Dahme and Marilyn Torres, our new Co-Presidents. Stefanie Kroll is continuing as Chair of our Advisors and Jon Lesher is joining her as Co-Chair. More here.

See you soon,

P.S. Think we're doing an awesome job improving our watershed and engaging our communities? Thank you to PECO, Juniata News, and Smithbridge Gardens Landscape Design for demonstrating that you do!

Bulletin Board: What's New?
What We're Up To

We recently hosted a conversation with local artist, Jay Coreano and Victoria Prizzia, Founder and Principal of Habitheque, about the process of creating nature murals along the Tacony Creek Park trail to inspire curiosity about this local environmental asset and its treasures. Jay created six murals on the trail that feature a butterfly, a fox, flowers, a turtle with baby turtles, a frog with baby frogs, and a deer.

Visit the murals in the park, take a selfie, and tag @TTFWatershed so we can see your #LoveOurPark picture.

Listen to some our favorite water leaders read children’s picture books about nature in the comfort of your home.
Bring us Along: Virtual Nature Tours
Our new virtual watershed tours led by environmental educator Brandon McCracken are available in English and Spanish.

You can take these guides along with you on your phone for a self-guided tour. Enjoy two tours of Tacony Creek Park and the newest tour at Ethel Jordan Park in Abington along the Jenkintown Creek!

TTF Events

WHEN: Monday, August 24, 9:30am - 11:00am
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, Rorer St & E Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia 19120

Let's keep Philly’s parks and waterways free of litter! Join us for this small, socially distant & family friendly cleanup in Tacony Creek Park, led by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation staff. Volunteers must pre-register & space is limited. Trash grabbers, bags, and gloves will be provided - though you’re welcome to bring your own. Register here!

Cleanups canceled in the event of heavy rain or thunder. We’ll send an email to all registered volunteers a few days prior, with weather confirmation, meeting location, and other important details.

Remember to wear a mask, and to stay home if you experience COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with a confirmed case in the last 14 days.

WHEN: Friday & Saturday, October 2 & 3 from 9am - 1:30pm
WHERE: Conklin Pool, 15 Church Road, Elkins Park 19027

Last fall, 235 feet of a concrete channel were removed to let this Jenkintown Creek tributary flow through a new wetland. This restoration project will slow down and reduce the amount of polluted runoff in this creek, which manages 42 acres of upstream area. WHYY even covered this exciting project!

Join us for this small, socially distanced family friendly planting. You can sign up for 1, 2 or even three 1.5 hour slots each day. Volunteers must pre-register & space is limited to 8 volunteers per slot. All supplies will be provided. This planting will be cancelled if it rains. Raindates: October 9 & 10.

Watch your email for Registration Information soon! Questions: Ryan@ttfwatershed.org.
Partner Event

Have you registered for the 8th Annual Delaware River Watershed Forum yet? This year's Forum will take place online, making it more accessible than ever! The Forum is a combination of engaging speakers, facilitated discussions, skill-building workshops, and virtual field trips.

Scholarships for free Forum tickets are available for those facing financial hardship. Current college or university students: email Olivia Le Warn from
.edu email address to receive a $25 student ticket.