June 2017
Dear Friends: 

It's been an amazing month! We just hosted our annual Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony and Reception. It's our favorite event of the year, because it's our chance to recognize the many people working to keep our watershed clean. Made possible by our Partner Alliance, over 100 guests joined us at this event to honor our heroes.

This alliance enables us to improve our watershed from Jenkintown Creek to Tacony Creek Park all year long. Be part of this group -- there's still time for you to join. Please  contact me to learn about the benefits!

Did you hear about our Excellence in GSI Award for our Jenkintown Creek Restoration Project from the GSI Partners of the Sustainable Business Network? What an honor! Learn more here and let us know if you'd like to visit our restoration sites. 

Oh! And don't forget to join us for our Summer Block Parties at Tacony Creek Park! Learn more below. 

We're doing great work. Please lend a hand or make a donation so that we can keep moving ahead!

See you soon,

Don't Be a Drip!

Did you know your neighbors are actively improving our creek? Join them by ordering a rain barrel  here.

W e'll  arrange for delivery to a convenient location. 

GrahamTTF@gmail.com  if you have any questions.

           Flyer here!


Need an activity for your school, church, or block? 
Learn how to lead a storm drain marking! 

Come to our training on Saturday, June 17 at High School Park (details below) or contact Marcus at marcus@ttfwatershed.org /215-744-1853 to set up a training and get your materials, including FREE reusable bags for your volunteers!


Join Environmental Educator Judith Gratz for a FREE nature walk. Come to the park for You Found It, You Name It  to learn where species get their names! 

WHEN: Wednesday, June 14, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, I Street & Ramona Avenue, Philadelphia 19124
RSVP: Contact Doryán at doryan@ttfwatershed.org/215.744.1853

Take a Walk: Storm Drain Marking Training

Connect people to their creeks by marking storm drains. Remind people to keep pollution out of our waterways. Learn how at this free training! 

WHEN:   Saturday, June 17,  10 AM - 12 PM
WHERE:  High School Park, Elkins Park                 19027
Contact:  Marcus at 215.744.1853 or                   marcus@ttfwatershed.org

                Flyer here!

Come one, come all to our world-famous Summer Block Parties at Tacony Creek Park! We'll have 3 parties at 3 different gateways, with family-fun activities and water ice & pretzels!

WHEN:  June 20-22, 5 PM - 7 PM 
WHERE:  Tacony Creek Park Gateways -- see flyer for details
Contact: Doryán 215.744.1853 or doryan@ttfwatershed.org

Cheltenham Bird Town Bird Walks

Come out for a bird walk in Tookany Creek Park! We'll walk along the trail toward Jenkintown Rd and the New 2nd Street end of Tookany Park. Loaner binoculars will be available. 

WHEN:  Monday, June 19, 8 AM to 10:30 AM 
WHERE: Parking lot at Central Avenue and Tookany Creek Parkway
Contact: judithgratz@gmail.com or laltadonna@audubon.org

Spring is a time when life in the stream comes alive.

Come learn about macroinvertebrates at the Fairmount Water Work's lab, every Saturday in June! These creatures are natural indicators of river health.  More info here.

WHEN:  Saturdays in June from 2 PM - 4 PM
WHERE: Fairmount Water Works, 640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia 19130  

There's a FREE household hazardous waste collection coming up! Properly dispose of your toxic & flammable household chemicals like gasoline, paint thinner, oil paint, antifreeze, pesticides, and more.

WHEN: Saturday,  June 24, 9 AM - 3 PM
WHERE: Abington Junior High School, 2056 Susquehanna Road, Abington 19001
More Info:  Here

Flyer here!