May 2017

Celebrate with us as we honor our Watershed Heroes. Be inspired by their stories and achievements. Meet our Partner Alliance Network with over 200 clean water leaders from across our region. Enjoy a menu of local treats at the iconic Globe Dye Works. Reduced price for young adults!
When:  Wednesday, May 24, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Where:  Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth Street, Philadelphia 19124
Register:  Here

Plant trees and reinforce fences along East Baeder Creek at Abington Jr. High School! 

Saturday, May 6, 9:30 AM - 1 PM
WHERE:  Abington Jr. High School, 2056 Susquehanna Rd, Abington 19001
Contact:  Julie at 


Join us for free bird walks led by Keith Russell of PA Audubon. May is spring migration time & our parks will be full of beautiful, brightly-colored birds just arriving from their winter homes in South America. Binoculars available to borrow. 

WHEN: Monday, May 8; 7 AM - 8:30 AM
WHERE: Fisher Park, 571 W Spencer St, Philadelphia 19120

Saturday, May 20;8 AM-10:30 AM
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, 799 E Olney Ave 19120

RSVP: / 215-744-1853
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Join Environmental Educator Judith Gratz for this FREE nature walk: "Birds & Their Feathers." Did you know birds are the only living animals with feathers? Learn more about the structure and function of feathers on this bird walk. Binoculars will be provided, as well as coffee and donuts! 

WHEN: Wednesday, May 10, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, I Street & Ramona Avenue Philadelphia 19124
RSVP: Contact Doryán at

Get off that couch

Every Wednesday morning: Run with the Tacony Creek Park Trotters!

WHEN: Wednesdays, 8:45 AM
WHERE:  Tacony Creek Park, Ramona Gateway at  I Street & Ramona Avenue, Philadelphia 19124
INFO:       215.744.1853

Join the Tacony Creek Park Keepers to beautify the trail in Tacony Creek Park. Learn about the bird and nature walks in the park, and how you can get involved in taking care of this hidden gem! Refreshments provided for volunteers.
WHEN:  Saturday, May 13, 10 AM - 1 PM
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, Adams Avenue Gateway, 6151 Crescentville Rd.                      Philadelphia 19124
RSVP: Contact Doryán at

Attend this workshop so that you can receive a FREE rain barrel from Philadelphia Water! Presented by Philadelphia Horticultural Society.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 16, 6 PM
WHERE: Olney Recreation Center, 6001 A St. Philadelphia, 19120
RSVP: Here/215.988.1698


                                        Collins Nursery Spring Open House
Attend a bird walk led by the Wyncote Audubon Society in Edgehill Woods at 10 AM before the plant sale begins. Meet on the lawn of Edgehill Castle. Bring binoculars if you can.
The Wyncote Audubon Society will have information on how to attract birds to your garden with native plants. Plan to attend one of their half-hour presentations at noon or 2 PM.
WHEN: Saturday, May 6, 11 AM - 3 PM
WHERE: Edgehill Castle, 773 Roslyn Avenue, Glenside 19038
Celebrate Green Stormwater Infrastructure at the Excellence in GSI Awards Ceremony, presented by the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia! It's the region's only award ceremony that celebrates green stormwater infrastructure projects, the triple bottom line benefits of GSI, and the public and private partners who make the projects successful. We're honored to be a finalist in the Public Project category for our Jenkintown Creek restoration work.
WHEN:   Thursday, May 11, 6 PM - 9 PM
WHERE: FringeArts, 140 North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia 19106
RSVP: Here

                                        Cheltenham Bird Town Bird Walk

The second in a new series of bird walks. We begin each meeting learning how to properly focus our binoculars and end by compiling a list of what we saw. This useful count will indicate what is happening in one part of Cheltenham's Bird Town.

WHEN: Monday,  May 15, 8 AM - 10:30 AM
WHERE:  Tacony Creek Park, Veterans Memorial Field Parking lot, near Tacony Creek Parkway/Central Ave intersection
RSVP:  Judith at or Leigh Altadonna
                                        Environmental Forum
Jo in s pecial g uest Congressman Brendan Boyle for a panel on current environmental i ssues. 
WHEN: Monday,  May 15, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
WHERE:  Penn State Abington, Sutherland Auditorium, 1600 Woodland Rd., Abington 19001
RSVP: 215-887-6603

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Educators, administrators, facility managers, parents, and students are encouraged to attend this Green & Healthy Schools showcase!
WHEN:  May 31, 4 PM - 7 PM
WHERE: Jenkintown School District, 325 Highland Avenue, Jenkintown 19046
Register: Here to showcase your school's curriculum innovations

Join Latinas in Motion for their 3rd Annual Peace, Love, and Run 5K through Tacony Creek Park! Run, jog, or walk! 

WHEN:  Saturday, June 10, Registration: 7:15 AM, Race - 8:30 AM
WHERE:  Friends Hospital, 4641 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia 19124
Register:  Here