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February 2019
Dear Friends,
" Hey, what’s up with your van? " That’s been music to our ears, because so many supporters donated to help us get our Creek Force 1 on the road!

Look for us in your neighborhood, bringing supplies to clean-ups at Tacony Creek Park and rain barrels to our upcoming workshop . You can still be part of our vandom! Donate to pay for gas...and watch for a fabulous wrapped Creek Force 1 soon!
We had so much fun at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company’s Movie Night last month! A portion of the bar and popcorn sales will support our work. We are excited to work with this brewery at their Borough Brewhouse in Jenkintown, right up the street from our favorite creek.

The best way to understand our watershed’s challenges and opportunities is to join us to take a walk along our trail and to visit our restoration sites. Starting on March 1, we’ll be hosting walks of Tacony Creek Park or our upstream sites on the first Friday of the month, based on interest. Let me know if you’d like to join us!

Hope to see you soon,

PS: Now is the time to sign up for our Partner Alliance ! Support our community clean water work and promote your business. Learn more here. Give me a call if you have any questions!
Businesses: show your commitment to local clean water efforts by joining our Partner Alliance.

Enjoy year-round marketing benefits!
Bring your family for a night of hands-on environmental education
featuring fun nature games with our Creekmobile and
a talk by Billy Brown: Philly Wildlife Goes Global
When: Wednesday, March 20 from 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Where: United By Blue, 205 Race Street, Phila 19106
Cost: $10 suggested donation
Register for our 7th annual Healthy Trails 5K
in Tacony Creek Park on Sunday, April 7!
Enjoy the view as you travel through the woods on a fully paved,
stroller friendly trail. 5k run or walk begins & ends at Friends Hospital.
Help us reach our $2,500 goal by donating or starting your own fundraising team to support Tacony Creek Park nature programs.
Bulletin Board: What We've Been Up To!
Sediment run-off is a major cause of creek pollution. Much of this sediment comes from construction sites. While there are environmental safeguards that construction companies are required to follow to prevent this pollution, these aren’t always followed.

Join us for this free workshop to learn how to be a construction site watchdog!
WHEN: Monday, February 11 from 7 pm - 9 pm
WHERE: Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, 2955 Edge Hill Rd, Huntingdon Valley 19006
RSVP: ryan@ttfwatershed.org or 215.744.1853
This President’s Day, join us in Tacony Creek Park for the National Audubon Society’s  Great Backyard Bird Count ! Meet expert birders from  Wyncote Audubon Society  for a family-friendly birdwalk.

Free donuts & coffee! Binoculars provided.
WHEN: Monday, February 18 from 8 am - 10:30 am
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, 5109 Bingham St. Philadelphia 19120
RSVP: doryan@ttfwatershed.org or 215.744.1853
Are you a volunteer coordinator?

Want some
volunteer opportunity ideas?

Join us for breakfast to network with other volunteer coordinators and learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities with TTF!
WHEN: Thursday, February 21 from 8:30 am - 10 am
WHERE: Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth Street, Philadelphia 19124
RSVP: nagiarry@ttfwatershed.org or 215.744.1853
Did you know rain barrels can save you money â€” and  help our local creeks?

Learn more about rain barrels at this  FREE  workshop, including tips about installation.
Want to pick up your rain barrel at this workshop?
  Buy your rain barrel  before February 19.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 26 from 6:30 pm - 8 pm
WHERE: La Mott Community Center, 7420 Sycamore Ave, Elkins Park 19027
RSVP: ryan@ttfwatershed.org or 215.744.1853
Partner Events
Do you have an interest in the environment and the water we drink, a willingness to learn more, and most importantly, a strong desire to make a difference in our community, Penn State Extension’s Master Watershed Steward Program may be a good fit for you! Learn more at this free info session.

WHEN: Friday, February 15, 7 - 8:30 pm
WHERE: Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, 2955 Edge Hill Road, Huntingdon Valley, 19006
RSVP: Kevin at kroth@pennypacktrust.org or 215.657.0830
  • Join the conversation about regional bicycling and walking innovations
  • Celebrate the progress of the East Coast Greenway & other networks
  • Share strategies for further trail advances
WHEN: Thursday, April 4 - Saturday, April 6
WHERE: Cira Centre, 2929 Arch St., Philadelphia 19104
Register: Here - Early bird rates until Feb. 15
Teach in our watershed in Philadelphia? Your students K-12 can enter the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary 's annual Green City Clean Waters art contest! More here .

Submit artwork now through February 28!