March 2018
Dear Friends:

Know Some Heroes?
It's that time of the year: our Call for Nominations for Watershed Heroes ! T ell us about people, organizations, agencies, and companies that  deserve special recognition for improving our watershed! Nominees must live, work, or have completed projects within our 30 square mile watershed.
 
Awards will be made in these categories: Friend, Educator, Municipal Leader, Youth Champion, Corporate Steward, Non-Profit Steward, Legacy Award and presented at our Watershed Milestones Reception on May 23 at Globe Dye Works. Submit nominations here by  Monday, April 2. 

We've had an wonderful response to our Partner Alliance this year. See which firms have said yes to clean water so far! We'd delighted that Penn Master of Applied GeoSciences is again a Benefactor and that NV5, PECO, and Philadelphia Insurance Companies are Ambassadors. We're excited that  Primex Garden Center is our Bird & Garden Ambassador! Don't miss this opportunity to network with water leaders and support our efforts at the same time. Call me!
      
   
Sincerely,
Julie
 
P.S. Author Richard Louv kicked off our Nature Talks last week. If you missed this event, read here!            

We're seeking a Community Organizer to join our team! Have a commitment to the environment and neighborhood development?
 Communication and organizational skills plus energy and enthusiasm?
We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and encourage minority applicants.
Deadline: March 14   Information: Here


 
Rain Barrels store rain to be released in drier weather. This helps our creeks by decreasing pollution during storms and reducing demand on our stormwater system. 

These barrels also  save money
because you'll use less tap water. Use the stored water for gardens and lawns, or washing your car and patio furniture!
 
Cost per barrel: $75 plus tax 


Learn more about barrels  at 
Live in Philadelphia? Get a free rain barrel through  RainCheck .






We care deeply about clean water and know our watershed residents do, too. Our rivers, bays, lakes, and streams are vital to a healthy environment and a vibrant economy, and provide opportunities for swimming, fishing, boating, and other recreation. Above all, we need clean, safe drinking water to live.

Support for commonsense protections for clean water is high. People are more aware of the idea that safe, clean water is not a given, but very much under threat.  From massive proposed cuts to the EPA, which will make it difficult for the agency to protect clean water, to rollbacks of water and health safeguards, the Administration and Congress seem bent on undoing federal clean water protections.

In the face of these threats, a broad coalition of environmental, conservation, sportsmen, and community groups is engaging and mobilizing Americans to get involved in the fight to protect clean water. TTF is proud to be a member of this Clean Water Coalition . We will keep you informed of actions you can take to protect clean water and encourage you to visit our Issues We Care About page. 
 


   Our state parks are some of the  best around! However, funding  for parks has failed to keep up with the influx of visitors. Learn more here .

Tell environmental officials why these parks are great and what needs to be improved by filling out a  survey from  PennEnvironment
BULLETIN BOARD: WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO!



  Nature's Hidden Surprises
Bird Migration: An Eventful Journey

Join environmental educator Judith Gratz for a walk in Tacony Creek Park to learn about bird migration!  

WHEN: Wednesday, March 14 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM 
WHERE:  Tacony Creek Park, I St & Ramona Ave Gateway, Phila 19124
RSVP: Dory├ín@ttfwatershed.org or 215.744.1853 
 
Do something good for your creek! Join TTF, United By Blue, and Philadelphia Water Department for a Tacony Creek clean-up! Clif Bars for all volunteers. 
 
  
WHEN: Thursday, March 15             from 10 AM to 12 PM 
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, 
N Tabor Road and E Olney Avenue, Phila 19120
RSVP: Here  
  
  Eco-Friendly Backyards Workshop

Learn how to add beauty to your yard while protecting soil, water, and wildlife! M anage rain water on your property and attract birds and pollinators using native plants. 

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 28             from 7 to 9 PM 
WHERE:   Glenside Memorial Hall,        185 S Keswick Ave, Glenside 19038
RSVP:   frankie@ttfwatershed.org or        215.744.1853
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 Join us for our 6th Annual 5K through Tacony Creek Park!  
Bring the entire family for this 5K walk or run. 
The course is on a fully paved, stroller-friendly trail.


WHEN:  Sunday, April 15 from 8 AM to 11 AM 
WHERE:  Starting line: Friends Hospital, 4641 Roosevelt Blvd, Phila 19124 
Register: Starting March 14 here
Questions: Robin@ttfwatershed.org or 215.744.1853
PARTNER EVENTS

Philadelphia Environmental FilmFestival

Don't miss this FilmFest,
featuring A WATERSHED MOMENT,
about on-the-ground efforts to protect the Delaware River, as well as Blue, Water Warriors, The Local Oyster Stout, and more!
Special rate for TTF friends:
Use Discount Code GREEN2018

WHEN:  April 6 to 8 
WHERE: Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia 19102
Tickets: Here