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September 2021
Dear Friends:

We love fall...it's clean water project planting and construction season! And we'll host our tenth annual Milestones celebration next month. We have lots of accomplishments to recognize and heroes to honor. Join us.

Restoration for Clean Water Update
New Jenkintown Creek restoration projects will begin this fall! At Alverthorpe Park, a bioswale and two rain gardens will mitigate stormwater on the Penn State Abington baseball field. These projects are funded by Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Community and Economic Development, in partnership with Abington Township.

The second park project is a rain garden near the tennis courts and playground, which will manage stormwater from Forrest Avenue. Funding was provided by the Bonneville Environmental Foundation through the Business for Water Stewardship Campaign. Learn more about these projects here.

New Partners
We're excited to be expanding our work into the Shoemaker Run area! We are so proud to be partnering with Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel on a project to install a series of large tanks under the parking lot on Old York Road. These tanks store and slowly release runoff from the parking lot and roof of the property.

These partnerships would not be possible without the critical support we receive from the William Penn Foundation for the Delaware River Watershed Initiative, as part of the Upstream Suburban Philadelphia Cluster led by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

Hope to see you soon,

PS: We are honored by the kudos we receive each year for our Annual Reports, from people whose opinion we value highly. View A Closer Look online. We're happy to send you and your colleagues a copy in the mail, too! This year our report features QR codes. Very cool.
10th Annual Watershed Milestones
We'll host our virtual 10th Annual Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony on Wednesday, October 20, 2021!

We'll honor inspiring Friends, a hard-working Nonprofit Steward, an extraordinary Educator, a devoted Corporate Steward, and an individual whose commitment merits our Legacy Award. Sign up today.
Thank you, MyKyah!
TTF is so grateful for the opportunity to host MyKyah Vessels as our Alliance for Watershed Education Fellow this summer.

MyKyah implemented valuable projects with us, creating Edible Plant Guides, conducting Foraging walks in Tacony Creek Park, and teaching park visitors about runoff and sewage with our Creekmobile!

Bulletin Board: What's New?
TTF chugs along because of our hardworking staff, volunteers, and interns! Check out this intern experience blog written by recent intern Kamille!

Would you like to become an intern with TTF?

Fill out the form here! We consider interns on a rolling basis and
require a commitment of 12 hours per week for 3 months.
Questions? Email emilie@ttfwatershed.org.
Bring Us Along:
Nature Tour at Abington Friends School
Let's explore the campus of Abington Friends School. Enjoy mushrooms, woodpeckers, and a close-up look at magnified macroinvertebrates!
We all need: Free Yoga!
Every Sunday from 10am to 10:45am
Join us! And bring a friend...to our free Sunday yoga program!
Jenna Song teaches yoga in Tacony Creek Park near the
beautiful Tabor Road and Olney Avenue Gateway.
TTF Events for You!
Movie Night in Tacony Creek Park
Friday, September 17 from 6 pm - 9 pm
559 East Olney Avenue, Philadelphia 19120
FREE outdoor Movie Night in Tacony Creek Park featuring “A Bug’s Life.” Bring your family & friends plus lawn chairs & blankets!
Free popcorn. Meet our Creekmobile & learn about nature.
Saturday, September 18 @ 10:30 am - 12 pm
Tookany Creek Parkway, Cheltenham 19012
Join us for this FREE program hosted with Cheltenham Township.

We’ll play a variety of games that teach about nature, then go on a nature scavenger hunt. Fun for all ages. Meet in the parking lot of Kleinheinz Pond on Tookany Creek Parkway.
Partner Events
Head over to Schuylkill Banks for a morning of FREE catch-and-release fishing and friendly competition! The Fishing Fest is perfect for anglers of all ages and levels of experience and is ADA accessible: No fishing license required, fishing gear available to borrow. Prizes awarded in various categories!

Saturday, September 11 from 7am – 11am
Schuylkill Banks
2501 Walnut St, Philadelphia 19103
Making a Splash: A ‘Downstream’ Opening Celebration
The Science History Institute invites you to celebrate the opening of its new free exhibition, Downstream, which explores more than 200 years of water analysis and water protection.

See fine art, advertisements, films, posters, and photographs that capture efforts to understand water. Learn how the museum uses objects as diverse as wooden pipes, scientific instruments, insects, and a 16-foot 1964 model of the Delaware River basin to reveal the historical relationships between knowledge, activism, and action. 
Friday, September 17 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Science History Institute, 315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia 19106

Become a neighborhood greening hero! Learn everything you need to know about tree care and planting in this upcoming webinar. The eight-hour course will cover tree biology, identification, planting, and proper care.

TTF will pay the fee if you live in our watershed: Alex@ttfwatershed.org.

This virtual, four-part program will be on Wednesdays from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
September 22 & September 29

The Delaware River Watershed Forum features a mix of engaging speakers, facilitated discussions to work toward shared watershed priorities, and field trips.

This year CDRW is hosting most of the conference virtually to ensure the health and safety of attendees while continuing to provide engaging and relevant content. In-person field trips and an in-person networking reception will also be offered.

TTF's Executive Director Julie Slavet is hosting a session on advocacy and we are leading a tour of our award-winning Jenkintown Creek projects! Join us!

Wednesday, September 29 - Friday, October 1