January 2018
Dear Friends:

It's true! Next month, we're bringing Richard Louv , author of  Last Child in the Woods to Philadelphia  for the very first program in our new Nature Talks series. We hope you will join us for this  annual thought-provoking conversation . Learn more about Richard here.

The businesses and organizations that were part of our 2017 Partner Alliance were pleased with their investment in our work and the benefits they enjoyed. Members include businesses large and small across our watershed and beyond. 
What do they have in common? Their commitment to clean water and the work of TTF. Learn more and sign up today .

Be Part of the Solution!
When you plant a tree, monitor a creek, or talk to your neighbors about road salt -- do you feel proud? And want to do more to ensure that TTF has an even bigger impact? Here's one way to do that: join our Development Committee! Connect us with more supporters and bring more people to our events. I look forward to hearing from you at  Julie or 215-744-1853.

Congrats to Abington Township EAC 
Did you know that the Montgomery County Planning Commission awarded the Abington Township EAC the  Montgomery 2017 Planning Advocate Award? The  EAC was recognized for their exemplary work  collaborating with local partners (like us)to build support for protecting the environment through public events, volunteer opportunities, and educational programs. Great job!

Community Leaders: See you for Breakfast!


Meet Intern Bryan

Nature Talks: Richard Louv 

Rain Garden = Clean Water

New Trail Connection for Safety

Once again, we'll be in two places at once for MLK Day: Abington Friends School in Jenkintown and Tacony Creek Park in Philadelphia!

At Abington Friends School , we'll be making birdhouses out of recycled materials.  More details here.

At Tacony Creek Park  we'll do a clean-up, followed by a free pizza lunch. Dress warmly. Bring a friend!  Students seeking to fulfill community service hours are welcome. More details here. 

WHEN:   Monday, January 15 
Abington Friends Meetinghouse, 520 Meetinghouse Rd., Jenkintown, 19046 
From 9:30AM to 12PM
Tacony Creek Park, 425 E Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia 19120
 From 10AM to 1PM
RSVP:  Tacony Creek Park : Robin at robin@ttfwatershed.org
Abington Friends School: Frankie at Frankie@ttfwatershed.org
 So, You Want to Implement a Stormwater Fee?
Stormwater Fee options for Your Community

Geared to municipal staff, elected officials, watershed organizations, and environmental advisory councils. This workshop will cover: 
  • Steps needed to evaluate current stormwater finance options
  • Basic methods of calculating fees
  • Tools and tips to evaluate fee options
  • Ordinance development to implement fee program
  • Successful fee programs in other PA municipalities

WHEN:   Monday, January 18, 4 to 6 PM
WHERE: Jenkintown Library, 460 York Rd, Jenkintown 19046
RSVP: Susan Myerov, smyerov@pecpa.org, 215-545-4570 x 102
Community Service
Information & Networking Breakfast

Network with other volunteer coordinators and community leaders, learn about upcoming community service opportunities, and enjoy coffee and breakfast from Chick-fil-A and Dunkin' Donuts. 

WHEN:   January 24, 8:30 to 10:30 AM 
WHERE: Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth Street, Philadelphia 19124
RSVP: Marcus@ttfwatershed.org/215-744-1853

Partner Events

Forum on the Sunoco Mariner 2 Pipeline
with Michael Bomstein, Esq.

Tom Petersen will give a brief overview of local and national environmental issues. Mike Bomstein who will speak about the Sunoco Mariner East 2 pipeline planned for Philadelphia. Meet your neighbors, learn how this pipeline was successfully opposed, plan some actions to help the environment, and support local community activism. 

WHEN:  January 11, 6:30 PM to 8PM
WHERE:  CreekSide Food Co-op, 7909 High School Road, Elkins Park, 19027
RSVP: Tom Petersen, tom@eesolutions.net
More Info: Here 
Interested in pollinator conservation and research? Join Penn State's Postdoctoral Scholar Doug Sponsler and Master Gardener Howard Goldstein to learn ways to incorporate  pollinator conservation practices into your farm or garden.  

 January 16, 6PM  to 8PM
WHERE: Penn State Center, 675 Sansom St, Philadelphia, 19104

It's cold outside, but FHSP has just the thing to warm your spirits! Join FHSP for an evening of merriment and mirth with friends and neighbors. Enjoy craft beer on tap or bring your own beer. Come for the drinks and stay for the food, music, games, raffle, and silent auction.

WHEN: January 27, 7PM to 10 PM
WHERE: Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 439 Ashbourne Rd, Cheltenham 19012  
Tickets: $30/person at fhsp.org/wwu2018