November 2017
Dear Friends:

Partner Alliance
We are so excited about our growing Partner Alliance! Our Networking Reception on October 25 at City Coho was well attended and lots of fun! We welcomed new friends and caught up with long-time partners. Want to support our work and meet new colleagues? Learn more here...and call me at 215-744-1853.

Working with our Communities to Reduce Pollution
We provided expert assistance to Cheltenham Township in the development of its Pollution Reduction Plan (PRP). As part of its 2017 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit under the Clean Water Act, Cheltenham was required to submit a PRP to demonstrate its strategy for installing best management practices (BMPs) to reduce sediment and nutrient loads -- making our creeks healthier! Cheltenham's PRP was presented to its Public Works Committee in August with a public comment period ending on September 4. We look forward to working with the Township to implement this plan!

Leadership & Opportunity
Join us in congratulating Rosanne Mistretta, Board President for becoming a member of the  National Environmental Education Advisory Council for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Would you like to demonstrate your support for TTF by helping with networking and building our base of support? Call me at 215-744-1853 to talk!

 Jenkintown Creek Progress!

To see the impact of our work through the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation's Delaware River Restoration Fund, visit one of our restoration sites along the 3.6 mile Jenkintown Creek in Abington: Abington Friends School, Abington Meetinghouse, Manor College, the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great, and McKinley Elementary School.

With NFWF support, as well as TreeVitalize and the Carbon Fund
we have planted over 1100 trees and shrubs and .28 miles of stream buffer, and are managing over 10 acres of area with stormwater BMPs. This was all made possible with the help of over 1,000 volunteers! At McKinley, we expanded a vernal pool (seasonal wetland).

We are so proud! And we're still going. This month, we're continuing our work at Ethel Jordan Park by restoring the eroded stream bank and installing a bioswale and rain garden to slow down and filter pollution that flows into the creek. Ethel Jordan Park neighbor? See you on planting day on November 11! 

Show your love for TCP with a free bird walk and fun improvement activities:
  • Planting & Trash Clean-up
  • Creekmobile Games
  • Cider & donuts
WHEN:  Saturday, November 4 
Bird walk: 8 to 10:30 AM
Clean-up: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM 

WHERE: Tacony Creek Park
I St. & Ramona Ave, Philadelphia 19124 

RSVP: Here

Join Environmental Educator Judith Gratz for a FREE nature walk in Tacony Creek Park. The theme is Change: A Constant You Can Count On.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 8, 9:30 to 11:30 AM
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, I Street & Ramona Avenue, Philadelphia 19124
RSVP: Contact Doryán at

Get your hands dirty -- help us plant a rain garden and bioswale! EJ Park is located  behind the McKinley Fire House on Jenkintown Road between Cadwalader & Osceola Ave.

WHEN: Saturday, November 11, 
9 am to 1 pm 
WHERE: Ethel Jordan Park, 301 Cadwalader Ave, Elkins Park 19027
Contact:  Frankie@ttfwatershed or 215-744-1853

Flyer here

Looking for a fun, hands-on environmental activity for your block, church, class, or business? Learn how to lead storm drain marking and  keep pollution out of our waterways.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 5:30 to 7:30 PM
WHERE: Center in the Park, 5818 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia 19144
RSVP: Marcus at
or 215.744.1853

Philadelphia was once laced with many creeks and tributaries. Now many of these streams are hidden underground. 

Join Philadelphia Water's Drew Brown and Adam Levine for a guided tour tracing the historic, hidden Wingohocking Creek! 
The tour is $20 and includes lunch.

WHEN:  Saturday, November 18, 12 to 5 PM 

WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, I St. & Ramona Ave, Philadelphia 19124 

Tickets: $20. Reserve your ticket here
Partner Events

Join Wyncote Audubon for an autumn bird walk! We hope to see many of our winter residents that have returned from their breeding grounds . We may also see late fall migrants stopping on their southward journey.
Meet on the inbound platform at the Jenkintown/Wyncote SEPTA train station.
You can also arrive via the Route 77 bus.

WHEN:  Monday, November 13, 8 to 10 AM 

WHERE:  Ralph Morgan Park and nearby Robinson Park in Glenside


Tour the Fairmount Water Works (FWW) -- a National Historic, Civil Engineering, and National Mechanical Engineering Landmark. Start outdoors (weather permitting). Then head inside for an "Water in Our World." S it in the Engine House Theater for see an award-winning film on FWW's important role in Philadelphia's history before touring exhibits on your own.  Space is limited, so register soon! 

Thursday, November 16,  4 to 5 PM  

WHERE: Fairmount Water Works, 640 Waterworks Drive, Philadelphia 19130

Don't miss Wyncote Audubon's Annual Dinner! Hear George Armistead, one of our birding community's great speakers.

WHEN: Sunday,  December 3, 5 to 9 PM

WHERE:  North Hills Country Club, 99 Station Ave, Glenside 19038 

Tickets: $45. Tickets here