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December 2021
With Gratitude (XOXO)
July marked my 10th year as Executive Director of TTF. This organization, its mission, and the people that I have met during this time have truly changed my life.

I have spent a lot of time talking about our critical, innovative, and impactful work to anyone who would listen. The generosity that so many of you have demonstrated through our end-of-the-year fundraising drive and Giving Tuesday has been astounding! Your support is a deeply appreciated endorsement of what we do everyday. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Clean Water Projects
During the last few weeks, it would have been hard to take a ride or walk in Abington and not see a TTF project (that may be a bit of an exaggeration). We are finishing up green stormwater infrastructure and restoration projects with our amazing partners at Alverthorpe Park (Abington Township), Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, and Abington Junior High School (Abington School District).

Watch this space for project news and the opportunity to join a tour of these projects in June. Can't wait? Contact us and we'll arrange for a personal visit.


Here's to a peaceful, healthy, just New Year for all,
Julie
Call for Environmental Justice Advisory Commission Members
The City of Philadelphia is forming an Environmental Justice Advisory Commission. All residents should have a healthy environment: clean air, land and water, healthy and culturally appropriate food, and homes and neighborhoods free from pollutants and toxins. We know that this is not the reality in our city.

Some residents are exposed to environmental harm because of Philadelphia’s industrial past and present combined, with racial-biased and discriminatory policies and practices. Of special concern to TTF is that during heavy rains, the city's combined stormwater and sewage system automatically diverts to outfalls that spill into the Tacony Creek as well as the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers.

To address these issues, the City invites residents, especially those most impacted by environmental burdens, to apply to join the Environmental Justice Advisory Commission. The commission will advise the City on policies and programs to advance environmental justice for a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work.

Apply through the online application by December 22. Questions: matina.granieri@phila.gov.
Creek Care Day: Saturday
Saturday, December 11
10 am to 12 pm
Tacony Creek Park Gateway at
Whitaker Avenue & East Loudon Street
Philadelphia 19120
Last Wednesday Cleanup of 2021!
Join us on each Wednesday from 10 am to 12 pm to clean our watershed!

Come alone or bring a group.

Tacony Creek Park Gateway
I Street & Ramona Avenue
Philadelphia 19124

Would you like a greener, shadier
block and watershed?
Learn everything about tree care and planting in PHS Winter Tree Tenders Basic Training webinars.

Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3
6 pm to 8 pm

*We will pay the fee for TTF
watershed residents!
Call us at 215-744-1853 for details.
Bulletin Board
TTF Events for You!
Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 am
FREE!
Tacony Creek Park Gateway at
Whitaker Avenue & Loudon Street
Philadelphia 19120
Join your neighbors every Saturday morning for a healthy and empowering stroll on the Tacony Creek Park trail.
Sundays from 10 to 10:45 am
Free! Virtual!

Join our yoga sessions online through March. Hatha yoga emphasizes physical health and relaxation of your mind.
We’ll focus on posture alignment, strengthening, and flexibility.
Saturday, December 18
1 pm to 3 pm
FREE!
The Winter Solstice, aka
“the shortest day of the year”
is coming up!

Join us on this special day for a nature walk in

We'll walk along a paved trail, and talk about current and past traditions of Winter Solstice Celebrations around the world.
Experience winter wildlife, new friends, and serene nature
in the shortened sunlight hours!

Partner Events
Frankford Creek: The Sad History of an Urban Watershed
by Adam Levine
North East Philadelphia History Network

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
7 pm
Free! Virtual
Learn more at NEPHN's Facebook page or website.