August Happenings
Join WHYY in Tacony Creek Park for Story Time by the Little LibraryFREE!
Thursdays, Aug. 11 & Aug. 18 at 10 am
Hands-on art, literacy activities, and book giveaways!
For more info or to register, contact Colleen Slotman at 215.928.2459/cslotman@whyy.org.
Walk with Me |Camina Conmigo
FREE! ¡Gratis!
Tacony Creek Park

Saturdays | sábados
Whitaker Ave & E Loudon Gateway
Phila 19120
Run With Me |Corre Conmigo
Free! ¡Gratis!
Tacony Creek Park
Tuesdays & Thursdays |Martes y jueves
Saturdays | Sábados
Family Trail Time & Kids Run: 4pm
Revival Walk: Back in the Day
Saturday, August 13 | 10am-12pm
Tacony Creek Park
Tabor Rd & Olney Ave. Gateway, Philadelphia 19120

Olney Culture Lab presents Revival Walks in Tacony Creek Park, hosted by Storyteller Mama Carla and featuring special guest artists.

Lend a Hand: Friends Hospital Maintenance Day!
Saturday, August 13| 9am-12pm
Sábado, 13 de agosto | 9am-12pm
Friends Hospital, 4641 Roosevelt Blvd
Philadelphia 19124

TTF is teaming up with partners including Natural Lands and neighbors to protect clean water and care for nature at one of our favorite community green spaces in northeast Philadelphia.

TTF se está uniendo con socios incluyendo Natural Lands y vecinos para proteger el agua limpia y cuidar la naturaleza en uno de nuestros espacios verdes comunitarios favoritos en el noreste de Filadelfia.
Saturday, August 20| 1pm-2:30pm
332 Tookany Creek Pkwy Cheltenham 19012

Depending on how calm or wild the creek is, we will either explore the physical and chemical characteristics of the Tookany Creek or collect and evaluate the organisms that live in the water. These critters show us the general health of the Creek.

Wear boots, old sneakers, or water shoes if you want to go into the Creek. You can also stand on the bank and participate from there.
For ages 6 through adult. Environmental educator Judith Gratz explores a different topic on the 3rd Saturday of each month. This series is sponsored with Cheltenham Township
Save the Date!
River Alive! Learning Trail:
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Wednesday, Sept. 14| 4pm-6pm
miércoles, 14 de sept.
Ferko Playground
1101 E Cayuga St
Philadelphia, 19124

The River Alive! Learning Trail is a new and exciting way for families to enjoy green space together, while engaging with the natural environment all around them in Tacony Creek Park!

Six benches and animal sculptures will be placed along Cayuga Street in Juniata Park to connect you to Tacony Creek: fox, fish, turtle, heron, water snake, and a river otter. Each sculpture will include an interactive water feature, song and sign.

TTF and Habitheque, working with local artists Miguel Horn and Jay Coreano, invite you and your family to help decorate a beautiful mosaic on the base of each animal.

El River Alive! Learning Trail es una forma nueva y emocionante para que las familias disfruten juntas de los espacios verdes, mientras interactúan con el ambiente natural que los rodea en Tacony Creek Park.

Se colocarán seis bancos y esculturas de animales a lo largo de Cayuga Street en Juniata Park para conectarte con Tacony Creek: zorro, pez, tortuga, garza, serpiente de agua y una nutria de río. Cada escultura incluirá una componente interactiva con agua, una canción y un letrero.

TTF y Habitheque, en colaboración con los artistas locales Miguel Horn y Jay Coreano, lo invitan a usted y a su familia a ayudar a decorar un hermoso mosaico en la base de cada animal.
Partner Events
Launching A Shared Vision for Pennsylvania’s Communities: Voting Rights and the Environment
Monday, August 15| 6pm-7pm
Virtual Event via Zoom

How are a healthy environment and a healthy democracy connected? Join our partners, Conservation Voters of PA, the League of Women Voters, and Democracy for All-PennFuture, virtually to find out!

The speakers will discuss the intersection between our right to vote and our right to access clean water, air, and open spaces, and how strengthening one, strengthens the other.

This discussion marks the launch of “A Shared Vision for Pennsylvania’s Environment and Communities,” a tool developed by 30 environmental organizations from across Pennsylvania to educate and guide candidates for office this year – and future elected officials – on the important environmental issues facing Pennsylvania.
Our Partners
Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership Inc.
Globe Dye Works
4500 Worth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124

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