Please note: Outdoor events are canceled in the case of heavy rain. Please check the TTF Events calendar for updated information.
October 1: Abington Riparian Buffer Community Meeting
Attend this meeting to learn about the Riparian Buffer TTF is creating along the East Baeder Creek on the Abington School District Campus behind Abington Junior High School. This project will remove invasive trees, shrubs, and vines and replace them with native grasses, wildflowers, shrubs and trees. This meeting is hosted by the Abington School District for interested residents. Representatives from local environmental organizations will be there to provide information on their programs.
DATE: Monday, October 1, 2012
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Abington School District, Administration Building, 970 Highland Ave, Abington, PA 19001
CONTACT: Alix Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 13: Abington Riparian Buffer Planting Day
Join us to plant wildflowers, shrubs and trees as we create a riparian buffer. The workday will focus on the critical headwaters of the creek, located on the main campus of the Abington School District, adjacent to Tyler Road near Abington Junior High School.
DATE: Saturday, October 13, 2012
TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (in two-hour shifts: 10:00-12:00, 12:00-2:00, 2:00-4:00)
PLACE: Abington School District Main Campus, next to Abington Junior High school near Tyler Road in Abington, 19001
October 4: Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! Launch PartyJoin the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), Community Design Collaborative and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as they launch Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! PWD Commissioner Howard Neukrug and Region III EPA Administrator Shawn Garvin will formally announce the initiative, celebrate the Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! exhibition and launch the national design competition. This design initiative explores how green stormwater infrastructure -- rain gardens, green roofs, and other tools that "soak up" stormwater runoff -- can play an important role in revitalizing urban neighborhoods, especially in older American cities. Toast an exhibition of over 40 precedent projects designed to soak up stormwater and make cities more attractive, healthy, and engaging places to live.
DATE: Thursday, October 4, 2012
TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
PLACE: Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1216 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19107
CONTACT: Please RSVP here. Find more information here.
October 24: Montgomery County Stormwater and Sustainable Open Space BMPs Bus Tour
Interested in learning how to manage your land in a more healthy and environmentally-friendly way? Join this bus tour highlighting six sites throughout Montgomery County that showcase a variety of sustainable management techniques.This tour, organized by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Penn State Cooperative Extension, and Montgomery County Conservation District, will begin at the Montgomery County 4-H Center in Collegeville. Participants will board a charter bus and travel to Black Rock Sanctuary, Ursinus College, Mayfield Estates, Colorcon, Shelly Square Shopping Center, and Cuddy Park. Professional development credits are available.
DATE: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
TIME: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
PLACE: Starts at Montgomery County 4H Center, 1015 Bridge Road, Collegeville, PA
COST: $35. Includes a delightful day tour, traveling with interested folks, a continental breakfast and buffet lunch, and supporting materials.
CONTACT: To register for this event, please go to http://agsci.psu.edu/sustainable-landscapes/montgomery by October 15. Questions? Call Julianne at 610-489-4315.
October 27: Springfield Township Electronics Recycling
This program is a community service for residents of Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia counties ONLY and is NOT open to businesses, institutions and industry. All collection events will accept ELECTRONICS ONLY. For a list of acceptable items, please visit the website below.
DATE: Saturday, October 27, 2012
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
PLACE: Springfield Township High School 1801 E. Paper Mill Rd. Erdenheim, PA 19038
CONTACT: For more information, please visit http://www2.montcopa.org/montco/cwp/view,a,3,q,74257.asp
October and November: TreePhilly Yard Tree Giveaway
Get up to TWO FREE TREES for your yard through the TreePhilly Yard Tree Giveaway! Pre-register for your trees at www.treephilly.org by October 19, then come pick up your tree at the Yard Tree Giveaway event, where you will learn how to properly plant and care for your new tree. You must own property in Philadelphia and plant the trees in the ground in your private yard space, not in the sidewalk outside of your property. If you
don't pre-register, you can still get a tree by attending one of the giveaways as a walk-in. Walk-ins will be accepted in the second hour of the event, only at the giveaway event assigned to your zip code. For more information, contact Erica Smith Fichman at email@example.com.
Sunday, October 28, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., West Oak Lane Library (2000 Washington Lane, Philadelphia, 19138)
Zip codes: 19138, 19150, 19119, and 19128
Saturday, November 3, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Second Baptist Church of Frankford (1801 Meadow St., Philadelphia, 19124)
Zip codes: 19124, 19137, 19120, 19141, 19126, 19149, 19135
Saturday, November 3, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Hunting Park Recreation Center (900 Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, 19140)
Zip codes: 19140, 19131, 19121, 19132, 19129, 19127, 19118 and 19144