February 2018
Dear Friends:

Your colleagues and partners are already signing up for our 2018 Partner Alliance! These firms and organizations are proud to invest in our work and enjoy the benefits we offer. These businesses, large and small, share a  commitment to clean water and TTF's mission. Learn more and sign up today .


Interested in leading TTF into the future? Working with other stakeholders to transform our watershed through green stormwater infrastructure and creek restoration? Are you  mission driven, representive of our diverse watershed, and ready to share your "treasures, talent, and time." Know a colleague or neighbor passionate about our work?  Learn about our Boards of Directors and Advisors. Then call me!

This is about our city and our children
Where will Philadelphia nature lovers be on February 28? At Nature Talks with Richard Louv of course! Don't wait to get your ticket. Bring a friend. See you there!


Bestselling  author Richard Louv is coming to speaking at our first Nature Talks, an annual series of thought-provoking conversations.
We hope you'll join us for this special event! 

February 28, 2018 from 6 PM to 8 PM
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia 19102

Tickets: $50 at ttfwatershed.org/NatureTalks

Proceeds from this program will fund our outreach and education programs.
Sponsored by the Scattergood Foundation Louv's books will be available to purchase in advance or at the reception from the Open Book Bookstore .
For more than a century, visitors have used Pennsylvania's state parks and forests for recreation and enjoyment. To help people become better connected to the outdoors and grow their appreciation for the protection of our special places -- including local parks -- the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources created Get Outdoors PA. Flagship partners include the Recreation and Park Society, Fish and Boat Commission, Land Trust Association, Game Commission (PGC), Department of Health (PDOH), and PA Parks and Forests Foundation. 

We are proud to be a  Get Outdoors Pennsylvania Community Partner, connecting citizens to outdoor recreation activities to increase appreciation and active use of parks, while imparting a message of environmental stewardship and healthy living. Visit
Get Outdoors PA  for information through an  Event Calendar Activities  and  Places .


Get to know your neighbors while beautifying our park! Enjoy nature with the entire family!

WHEN: Saturday, February 10 from 10 AM to 12 PM
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, Tabor Gateway, 799 E. Tabor Rd. Philadelphia 19120
RSVP: Dory├ín@ttfwatershed.org or 215.744.1853 

Celebrate President's Day by joining TTF & Wyncote Audubon for a bird walk through Tacony Creek Park! We will record all the birds we see and submit our Great Backyard Bird Count at the end of the walk.
WHEN:  Monday, February 19, 8:30 to 10:30 AM 
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, Bingham Gateway, Bingham St. & Roosevelt Blvd. 19120
RSVP: robin@ttfwatershed.org/215-744-1853

What makes maple trees special? 
How do we use them to make maple syrup? Join us to find out!

"Tap" a tree, watch maple syrup being made, & t aste syrup on a waffle! 

FREE, family-friendly event. Please dress warmly.

WHEN:  Saturday, February 24 from 2 to 3:30 PM 
**Rain/Snow date: Sunday, Feb. 25**
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park @ Tabor Gateway, 799 E. Tabor Rd. Philadelphia 19120
RSVP: doryan@ttfwatershed.org or 215-744-1853 
Partner Events

Philadelphia Water Summit
at Philadelphia Flower Show

Don't miss the first ever Philadelphia Water Summit! Hear from leading environmental and freshwater industry experts including astronaut Mary Ellen Weber, PhD, and the President/CEO of American Rivers, Bob Irvin. Registration includes presentations, refreshments & lunch, and show admission.

We look forward to seeing you there! Check out your Flower Show schedule and meet up with us for our Jenkintown Creek talk at The Gardener's Studio...and check out our awesome mobile education cart, the Creekmobile.
 March 7, all day
WHERE: PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. Philadelphia 19107
Tickets: Here
More info: Here

Join the Sustainable Business Network to celebrate the localism movement and impact economy in our region. Demonstrate your commitment to business as a force of good at this annual gala. It's fun!

 Friday, March 9, 7:30 to 10:30 PM 
WHERE: University of the Arts, 320 S Broad St., Philadelphia, 19102
Tickets: Here 

Take a tour of this National Historic, Civil Engineering, and National Mechanical Engineering Landmark with FWW's Ken Hinde. Learn about its' past and present purpose.

WHEN: March 8, 4 to 5 PM
WHERE: Fairmount Water Works, 640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia 19130
Tickets: Free but registration required