July 2018
Dear Friends:

Welcome Ryan and Nagiarry!
I'm proud to introduce  you to Ryan Neuman, our new Upstream Conservation Leader and Nagiarry Porcena-Meneus, our new Philadelphia Community Organizer.  Become a Streamkeeper, lend a hand on a project, or attend an Upstream water quality monitoring training to meet Ryan. To catch up with Nagiarry, come along for our regular Tuesday morning walk in Tacony Creek Park, let her know about a relevant community meeting, or table with her at a neighborhood event.












Our AWEsome Delaware River Fellows
GerĂ©  Johnson and Christina Maldonado are on our Philly team this summer, participating in our Tacony Creek Park community engagement, program, and improvement efforts. Last year, each Alliance for Watershed Education center hosted one Fellow; this year, the twelve week program doubled in size! Each Fellow will present their research, findings, and experiences at a Capstone Summit next month.

Gere & Christina at BP

Connecting Creeks & Communities: Cheltenham
TTF is all about trails -- because trails are a key way to get people next to creeks so they can learn about and protect clean water. We work closely with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and The Circuit Coalition, supporting and advocating for  trail links, like the Frankford Creek Greenway. This spring, we co-hosted a community meeting in Cheltenham to discuss how to extend the awesome Tacony Creek Trail to and across this upstream community. Interested in learning more and becoming involved? Email me at julie@ttfwatershed.org.

See you soon,
Julie      






Join your neighbors every Tuesday morning for a healthy stroll along the trail.  Bring a new friend and you'll each earn a $5 Wawa giftcard. 

WHEN: Tuesdays from 9 to 10 am
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park Whitaker Avenue Gateway, 635 Tampa Street, Philadelphia 19120
Info: nagiarry@ttfwatershed.org or 215.744.1853
  

Pennsylvania has more miles of polluted streams than any other state -- and things could get worseJoin us,  National Parks Conservation Association , Penn Environment PennFuture
and  United By Blue  to make your voice heard. 
Let's come together to collect comments, record videos, and speak up for the water upon which we all depend. 

WHEN: Thursday, July 19, 6 to 8:30 pm 
WHERE:  United By Blue, 205 Race Street, Philadelphia 19106
RSVP: Here

Get involved & share your ideas with the  Tacony Creek Park Keepers,
the park's Friends group.
Light dinner provided.

WHEN: Thursday, July 19, 6 to 7:30 pm 
RSVP: Doryan@ttfwatershed.org or 215.744.1853 for location

Councilwoman Cherelle Parker, in collaboration with Olney Culture Lab, is excited to announce the inaugural season of Jazz in the 9th Summer Concert Series. 

Join us for a free, rain or shine concert in the park with  AMLA's Latin Jazz Trio! 

WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 4 to 6 pm 
WHERE:  Tacony Creek Park, Olney Avenue & Clarkson Avenue, Phila 19120
More info: Here
WHAT? YOU DON'T HAVE A RAIN BARREL?


Rain Barrels store rain to be released in drier weather, helping our creeks by reducing pollution and demand on our stormwater system. 

Barrels save money  because you'll use less tap water. Use the stored water for your garden or wash your car and patio furniture!

Stop by Creekside Coop in Elkins Park to see our barrel up close!
 
Cost per barrel: $75 plus tax 

Learn more  at  camels-hump.com
  
Live in Philadelphia?
Get a FREE rain barrel through  RainCheck .
PARTNER EVENTS


Foam litter is a problem in our parks and creeks. Attend this press conference and clean-up to announce the introduction of legislation to ban single-use polystyrene cups and take-out containers in Pennsylvania. 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 25, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
WHERE:  John Heinz Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Phila 19153
More Info & RSVP: Here


PennFuture is hosting a listening session for regional watershed groups to discuss critical environmental and water quality issues. If you're a volunteer with a watershed group or would like to learn more about how to make a difference, join the discussion!

WHEN:  Monday, July 30, 5:30 to 7:30 pm  
WHERE:  Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association , 12 Morris Road, Ambler 19002
RSVP: Here