September 2017
Dear Friends: 

Our vision for a cleaner, healthier creek requires hands-on work like
creekside plantings, and clean-ups, as well as community education and outreach, all of which take time and dollars.
We know you care about  clean water! Take the next step in your commitment to clean water  b y supporting our work financially. 
The businesses that sponsor us year-round make our work possible and enjoy networking and promotional benefits. Learn more here or join us at our upcoming Networking Reception. Become a member and start your 2018 benefits now! For special rates, contact [email protected].
Giving Through United Way
Does your employer participate in giving through the United Way of Greater Philadelphia ? Now you can support TTF: our designation code is 53498 ! You can also search for "Watershed Partnership" on the online donor choice search bar to find us.

Even if your employer doesn't participate, you can donate monthly to support our clean water efforts through a new feature on our donation pageA gift of $5 a month allows us to keep our Creek Mobile and Nature's Hidden Surprises lessons free to the public. Make a gift here.

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See you soon,
Soak It Up in Germantown!

Did you notice that the Vernon Park Rain Garden is looking lush and loved? Thanks to Allen Baker, Garden Steward, and Soak-It-Up Adoption! 

With lots of community help and support from Philadelphia Water, we planted this garden 5 years ago to capture rain coming off of the Center in the Park roof. We are pleased to partner with the Friends of Vernon Park to provide ongoing care for this beautiful and functional green stormwater feature.

Interested in learning more..helping out? Contact [email protected]

As summer comes to an end, it's time to say goodbye to our amazing interns and trail ambassadors that helped us this summer.  

We'd like to recognize the hard work put in by Carlos Gonzalez, Kristina Robinson, our Trail Ambassadors and  Thomas Doyle, our fellow from the Alliance for Watershed Education. Together, they created a clean and welcoming presence in the park, and collected over 450 bags of trash from Tacony Creek Park. Awesome job!

We also had an outstanding team of interns helping us around the office and in the park this s ummer. Thanks  Halana Dash,  Morgan Miller, Sandy Spreckley, and Krista Vandetty for your exceptional work.


Join Environmental Educator Judith Gratz for a FREE nature walk. Come to the park for our Life in the Creek  lesson. 

WHEN: Wednesday, September 13, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, I Street & Ramona Avenue, Philadelphia 19124
RSVP: Contact Doryán at [email protected]/215.744.1853
Come bird with us! This free walk will be led by expert birder Martin Selzer of Wyncote Audubon. Expect some good bird spotting during the fall migration, in addition to our great year-round birds. Donuts, coffee, and binoculars provided!

WHEN:  Saturday, September 23, 8 AM to 10:30 AM
WHERE:  Tacony Creek Park, Ramona Gateway, 4528 I St. Philadelphia, 19124
RSVP:  [email protected] or 215-744-1853

B ack by popular demand! We'll be showing a handful of  environmental films at the amazing Hiway Theater as a part of  Alliance for Watershed Education's River Days .

A Watershed Moment  highlights the ongoing stresses and grassroots efforts to protect and restore the Delaware River. Plus, see the premiere of Streamkeepers: Keeping an Eye on our Creeks, about local heroes who study and protect our waterways right here in the TTF Watershed.
WHEN: September 28, 6 PM to 7:30 PM
WHERE: Hiway Theater, 212 York Road, Jenkintown 19046
Tickets: $5 from Hiway Theater

Presented by the  Tacony Creek Park Keepers as a final RiverDays event. Be inspired by Moana's journey on the ocean at this free movie night in the park, made possible by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. Come early to explore the Tacony Creek trail!                  

WHEN: Friday, October 20, 6 PM
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, 531 E. Olney Ave, Philadelphia 19120
INFO: Here  
Partner Events

Join Wyncote Audubon for their first scheduled walk of the fall.
We hope to see many of our summer resident birds before they migrate to their wintering grounds. We also expect to see some of our fall migrants stopping over on their southward journey. Meet at the Park entrance at the corner of High School Road & Montgomery Ave.
WHEN:  Monday, September 11, 8 AM - 10 AM 

WHERE: High School Park, Montgomery Ave and High School Rd., Elkins Park, 

Flyer: Here
This free forum will focus on the history, meaning, and impact of the Environmental Rights Amendment of the Pennsylvania Constitution. Hear legal experts, legislators, and current and former state officials share their perspectives on this provision. 
WHEN: Thursday, September 14, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM 
WHERE: WHYY Studios, Independence Mall West, 150 N. 6th St. Philadelphia 19106
INFO:  Here
Fall is the perfect time to plant new trees, shrubs, and perennials. Cool autumn temperatures and increased rainfall give plants more time to establish strong root systems. There are lots of native plants to choose from! Check out the special Wyncote Audubon and Abington EAC programs here

WHEN: Saturday September 16, 11 AM to 3 PM

WHERE: Edgehill Castle, 773 Roslyn Avenue, Glenside 19038

INFO: Here
Join the boat factory for our first annual fall festival! There will be boat rides, boat activities, food, music, and a raffle! Enjoy the first few days of fall with us and your friends and family!

WHEN: Saturday, September 23, 11 AM-3 PM

WHERE: Frankford Boat Launch

INFO: Here