March 2017
Please nominate people, organizations, public agencies, and companies whose efforts in improving the TTF watershed deserve special recognition. Nominees must live, work, or have completed projects within our watershed.

Awards will be made in these categories and presented at our 6th annual Watershed Milestones Reception on May 24 at Globe Dye Works: Friend, Educator, Municipal Leader, Youth Champion, Corporate Steward, Non-Profit Steward, Legacy Award.  Click here to submit a nomination. D eadline: Monday, April 3.

Looking for ways to promote your company and support TTF? Join our impressive group of sponsors! Contact me for information.

Programs = Engagement + Improvement
Check out the amazing events coming up below. See you at Get Your Feet Wet, Maple Sugaring, or Storm Drain Marking Training!

See you soon,

Ready to experience the outdoors? Become a Delaware River Watershed Fellow this summer!

TTF is a member of a network of Environmental Centers throughout this important watershed. Supported by the William Penn Foundation, the network  seeks to hire 23 young adults , ages 18-24, as Delaware River Watershed Fellows. This is an exciting new effort to train watershed stewards from within our communities. Application deadline: March 24, 2017

Find out more about these opportunities throughout the region:


Teachers: explore watershed education resources, with a special focus on Earth Day! Explore the Fairmount Water Works  Understanding the Urban Watershed curriculum, participate in hands-on activities, and learn about local restoration and water monitoring projects.  Free and includes dinner. 

DATE: Thursday, March 9
TIME:  4 PM - 6 PM
PLACE:  Cheltenham Elementary School, 7853 Front Street, Cheltenham 19012
RSVP: Alex at  or 215.744.1853

See how maple syrup is made with Environmental Educator Judith Gratz. Learn what makes maple trees special, and why we can use them to make pure maple syrup. "Tap" a tree and watch maple syrup being made. Taste pure maple syrup on a waffle! Dress warmly for one-hour lesson. FREE family-friendly event!

DATE: Saturday, March 18
RAIN DATE: Sunday, March 19
TIME:  1 PM - 2 PM
PLACE: Tacony Creek Park, I St. & Ramona Ave., Philadelphia 19124
RSVP:  Doryán at or 215.744.1853

Need a fun, hands-on Earth Day activity for your

Connect people to our creeks by marking storm drains to keep pollution out of our waterways. Group leaders:  j oin us for a free hands-on training in either Philadelphia (East Oak Lane)  or Cheltenham!

Pi ck up your materials, learn how to lead a storm drain marking, and enjoy pizza after!

DATE:  Wednesday March 22
PLACE:  Sturgis Recreation Center 200 65th Ave #20, Philadelphia 
19126 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Curtis Hall1250 Church Road, Wyncote 19095 from 3 to 7 PM
RSVP: Sturgis Rec. Center:  marcus 
            Curtis Hall:

  Philadelphia flyer       Cheltenham flyer                                                

Our 5th Annual Healthy Trails 5K run/walk in Tacony Creek Park is on a fully paved, stroller-friendly trail beginning and ending on the Friends Hospital Campus. Bring the family! Flyer here.

Registration opens Monday,  March 6 at noon! 
Register and more info at
Broad Street Run bibs for first 50 registrants.   

DATE: Sunday, April 9

TIME: 8 am to 10:30 am

PLACE: Friends Hospital, 4641 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia 19124

Questions: Robin at or 215.744.1853


Monthly weekend workdays, Spring thru Fall  from 10 AM to 12 PM at High School Park.  More here .
Saturday, March 25 at 9 AM
Fairmount Water Works

Join Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory on Saturday, April 1 at Lardners Point Park for a river clean-up and fun activities!






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