November '16
Dear Friends:

Information is Power
Check out our updated website, with a new  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Issues page...visit it to take action now to improve the health of our home watershed, the Delaware River. 

While you're online, visit the NEW Tacony Park Keepers website, developed by Portfolio Associates and made possible with the support of the William Penn Foundation. Learn how you can support this friends group...and care for Tacony Creek Park (TCP). Did you know TCP is part of The Circuit and home to over 100 species of birds?

Partner Alliance
O ur first Partner Alliance  Networking  Reception was a big success!  The     hosted 
over 50 faculty, students, businesses, organizations, 
and individuals committed to
clean water . We were excited to hear many conversations about ideas for collaboration! It was a special  honor to hear from Howard Neukrug about his exciting effort to establish a Water Center at Penn.   The Partner Alliance supports TTF's many critical initiatives. Thinking you should join? Contact Julie at  or 215.744.1853.

Giving Tuesday: November 29
All across the nation, people will support organizations like TTF on this special day. Join them! We are able to do our important work because of a growing mass of partners and neighbors just like you. You make your water cleaner, your creekside trails safer, and your civic leaders clean water advocates.

We can do even more...all we need is more financial support. Help us reach our goal of $20,000. Your donation will enable us to plant trees, clean up litter, create rain gardens, involve young people, and bring our communities together. Become a Friend of the TTF Watershed Partnership -- make your donation online or mail us a check!

See you soon,



FREE nature walks in Tacony Creek Park
with Environmental Educator Judith Gratz

Wednesday, December 14, 9:30 to 10:30 am
Winter Scavenger Hunt: Explore the park for winter surprises, delights, and animal tracks! Celebrate December, January, February and March birthdays.

WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, I & Ramona Gateway, 4528 I Street, Philadelphia 19124
RSVP: Contact Doryán at or 215.744.1853

Saturday, December 17

TTF will participate in the nationwide Christmas Bird Count in Tacony Creek Park (TCP) in partnership with the Wyncote Audubon Society. Experienced birder? Join us as we walk the park,  inventorying all of the birds we find. We will walk the entire 3.5 mile trail from I St & Ramona to Cheltenham Avenue.
Wonder what birds we've been seeing in TCP? Check out TCP eBird list . For more on the Christmas Bird Count (the world's largest, longest-running wildlife census) visit National Audubon Society .
WHEN: Saturday, December 17, time TBD
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park. Call or email for meetup location
RSVP: Robin at or 215.744.1853.

No human endeavor has had a greater influence on the Schuylkill River than its 19th century network of dams. Residents of SE Pennsylvania today know little about Schuylkill Navigation, as most of its infrastructure is gone...32 dams, 46 miles of slackwater pools, 62 miles of canals, and 120 locks. This exhibit represents the first 3 years of Sandy Sorlien's quest to photograph all 32 dam sites on her native river.

WHEN: Most regular museum hours through December 30
WHERE: 640 Water Works Dr. (lower level), Philadelphia 19130
RSVP: Contact or  215.685.0718 for hours


Watershed Milestones Advocate

Philadelphia Insurance Companies

Annual Ambassador

AKRF, Inc., O'Brien & Gere, The RBA Group
Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership