At TTF, we are looking at Thanksgiving this year as a way to think, learn, and thank in different ways.
Honoring the Lenape
The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford watershed, like the rest of the Philadelphia area, is the traditional territory of the Indigenous people, the Lenape.
The headwaters of the creek begin in Montgomery County, where the main stem is called the Tookany. When the creek passes into Philadelphia at Cheltenham Avenue the name changes to Tacony. These two names come from the native Lenape word tèkëne, meaning woods or wilderness.
We recognize and honor the Lenape as the original and
enduring stewards of our watershed.
Continuing to think & have conversations about Race.
Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Committee continues to meet, set goals for our strategic plan, and develop programs. Here's the statement we posted in June after the murder of George Floyd.