January 2021
Thank You!
Dear Friends:

I am pleased to let you know that we surpassed our annual end of the year goal to raise $10,000 to power new tools to connect people to nature and each other!

Thank you for your generosity. Your support is critical for the health of our creeks and watershed residents, especially in these difficult times.

Hope to see you soon,

PS: We've almost reached our goal of doubling our monthly donors. You can make it happen-- start off 2021 by investing in our work.
Blog Series: Winter Wonderland
Learn how to navigate the many outdoor activities available even during winter.
Part 1: learn about resilient winter birds!
Surprising species that stick around during cold months in Part 2
In Part 3, learn tips for birding, stargazing, and photography.
Tacony Creek Park Birds Count!
Once again, the birds of Tacony Creek Park were counted for the
Read more about this unique experience of winter birding here.
Webinar: Managing Polluted Runoff
in Our Communities
Wednesday, February 3 from 6pm–7pm

With the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Conservation Voters of PA

We’ve all experienced storms that dump huge amounts of rain in just a few hours. This doesn’t just clog roads -- it pollutes our waterways, can damage homes and businesses, and creates dangerous flooding. Our communities can employ green solutions to become more resilient to climate change, funded in innovative ways. Join with your neighbors to learn more!

Cosponsors: Darby Creek Valley Association, Montgomery County Planning Commission, Pennsylvania Resources Council, Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, Sustainable Business Network, Temple University, Villanova University, Wissahickon Trails
Online Community Service Get-Together
Wednesday, February 17
On Zoom

Network with organizations, schools, and businesses from across the region, and share stories of volunteer success.

This get-together will take place during lunch for your convenience. TTF giveaways for participants!

Become a Master Watershed Steward!
The Penn State Master Watershed Steward Program is seeking individuals interested in improving their local watershed and hosting an Information Session today at 6:30 pm!

Master Watershed Stewards work with the community to improve the health of streams, rivers, and natural resources.

The program provides extensive coursework in water and natural resources with ongoing volunteer and educational opportunities that allow participants to make a difference in their communities. The program is seeking individuals who enjoy learning, have the desire and time to volunteer, and appreciate working with others.

TTF will pay part of the fee for watershed residents who complete the program! If you have any questions or are interested in participating, reach out to Susan@ttfwatershed.org!
Master Watershed Steward Information Session
Wednesday, January 13
Environmental Justice Week
Environmental Justice Week, a series of digital programs that define & explore environmental justice to commemorate the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are proud to promote and participate in these opportunities.
Cooked: Survival By Zipcode
Thursday, January 14 from 7:00pm-8:00pm

The concept of Environmental Justice can be vague and abstract. But there are occasions when that abstraction comes crashing down to reality. This occurred in Chicago during the summer of 1995. You might recall hearing of the 700 Chicagoans that perished during that summer’s heatwave. But most likely, you haven’t. Perhaps that is because those that lost their lives were largely people of color from the poorest neighborhoods in Chicago. Perhaps that is also more than just a correlation.
Corinna Newsome, Cheryl Beth Silverman Lecture
Tuesday, January 19 from 6:00pm-7:00pm

Fresh off her article in National Audubon Society Magazine: It's Time to Build a Truly Inclusive Outdoors, Corina will expand on the idea of underrepresented communities being exposed to wildlife sciences in conservation, environmental education and exploration of the natural world. She will share her thoughts in a virtual conversation and take questions from guests.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. Chinese Proverb
Planting trees is a powerful way to improve the health of our watershed!
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Tree Tenders Program offers workshops in tree identification, planting, care, and volunteer organizing.

TTF will pay part of the fee for watershed residents who complete the program. If you have questions or are interested in participating, contact susan@ttfwatershed.org!
Join the Tree Tender team in our watershed and lend a hand!
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January 20, 27
February 3, 10
Our Partner Alliance
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