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August 2021
Dear Friends:

Annual Report 2020
We are always so proud of our Annual Report. 2020 was tough for all of us. We hope that you will have a chance to read the stories about how we got through the year together. Spoiler: check out the QR codes to our website and Virtual Tours!

We know so many heroes! You do, too. Please let us know who you think deserves to be recognized for their watershed efforts. Help us build our watershed community. Nominations here.

Hope to see you soon,

PS: Did you know that lots of local businesses will match employee donations?

Here are 20 area employers that will help you make a difference for us and your creeks: A.D. Marble & Company, Aramark, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Berwind Corporation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cigna, Colonial Life, Comcast, CubeSmart, FMC, Lincoln Financial Group, Lincoln National Corporation, Merck, Pfizer Foundation, Radian Group, Ronald McDonald House, Starbucks Coffee, Susquehanna International Group, Teleflex, William Penn Foundation.
Free Yoga!
Every Sunday from 10am to 10:45am
Join us! And bring a friend...to our free Sunday yoga program!
Jenna Song teaches this yoga class in Tacony Creek Park
near the beautiful Tabor Road and Olney Avenue Gateway.

Register here.
Bring Us Along:
Nature Tour in Vernon Park
See and learn about summer wildlife and our rain garden at the historic Vernon Park in Germantown through our free virtual nature tour!
Bulletin Board: What's New?
TTF Events & Programs
Foraging Walks with MyKyah
Saturday, August 14 & Saturday, August 21
11am to 12pm
Tabor Road & Olney Avenue Gateway to Tacony Creek Park, 19120
Foraging became a hobby for many during the Covid-19 shutdown. It's also an important cultural activity for many of our watershed communities.

Join MyKyah, our Alliance for Watershed Education Fellow, for our first edible plant walks in Tacony Creek Park!

During these FREE two 1-hour walks, we'll learn how to identify common plants, the parts that are edible, and look-alike plants that aren't edible. Learn about traditional recipes and medicinal uses of plants you've seen along the trail! No previous experience required.

This Is Nature: Life in the Tookany Creek
Saturday, August 21 from 10:30am to 12pm
High School Park, Montgomery Avenue & High School Road,
Elkins Park 19027
Join us for this FREE program jointly hosted with Cheltenham Township.

We’ll wade into the Tookany Creek to collect organisms that live there. We'll create a Biotic Index to rate these organisms, which will tell us about the health of the Creek on that day and at that spot.

Virtual Scavenger Hunt in Tacony Creek Park with Feet First Philly: Prizes!
Thru August 15
I Street & Ramona Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

We teamed up with our Feet First Philly for a fun scavenger hunt in TCP! Submit your entry by tagging us and @FeetFirstPhilly on social media or send your entries to feetfirstphilly@cleanair.org.

Download the bingo card, find the clues, and earn cool prizes!
Partner Events
Friends of High School Park Workday Weekends
Friends of High School Park was created by volunteers in 1995 to maintain and develop High School Park.

Each workday, several tasks can be accomplished with varying levels of experience. There is always lots of weeding to do as well as trail maintenance, plantings, seed gathering and trash pick-up.
August 7 & 8, 21 & 22
10am to 12pm

Montgomery Avenue & High School Road, Elkins Park 19027
Fish Fest at the Frankford Boat Launch

Enjoy free fishing, games, prizes, DJ music, and a visit with the TTF Creekmobile! Register here.

August 22 from 12pm to 3pm
5501 Tacony Street
Philadelphia 19137