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NEWS

 

We want to share our recent exciting news coverage with you!

Thanks to Sandy Bauers of the Philadelphia Inquirer and John Ostapkovich of KYW Newsradio 1060 for their coverage of the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary's Tacony Creek mussel seeding project.
TACONY CREEK PARK: UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Ever wonder: where does the creek in Tacony Creek Park comes from? What are the plants and flowers along the trail? What birds live in the park?

Attend "Nature's Hidden Surprises," our new free monthly nature walk for answers! Join us the first Wednesday of every month for a guided trail walk with Environmental Educator Judith Gratz. She'll cover a different theme every month.

Information in here.
AND THE PWD SPOKESDOG IS...
 
The time has finally arrived to pick the Juniata winner of the Philadelphia Water Department's Spokesdog Competition!

Join us at the Juniata Festival where judges will select the top Juniata dog based on friendly nature, best canine smile, and charm. The winner will teach other dogs and their owners about the importance of picking up pet waste and how to be eco-friendly. 

Information here
WORKING TO KEEP ATVs OUT OF OUR PARKS
ATVs a major safety hazard and severely damage our parks and creekside areas by destroying native plants and eroding stream banks. We're excited to share this ATV update with you! 

 

It's been over two years since the City of Philadelphia, with help from our 15th, 24th and 25th Police Districts, has been targeting stopping illegal ATV use in and around Tacony Creek Park and other recreational areas.  During this time, over 100 ATV vehicles have been confiscated. The confiscated ATVs are destroyed to prevent  them from being circulated back onto the streets...and the results are noticeable! 

 

These law enforcement efforts help to keep our park trails more enjoyable, and our plants and wildlife safer. Keep up the good work!

 DOWNSTREAM  PROJECT NEWS

Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Horticultural SocietyPowerCorps PHL and TTF worked together to construct a brand new rain garden at Friends Hospital. This was the final hands-on training program of the Urban Waters project, a joint effort among TTF, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), and GreenTreks Network, made possible through a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

It was a beautiful, cool September morning, when both Olney and Juniata Park residents joined TTF Audubon Society bird expert Keith Russell for a bird walk in Tacony Creek Park.

 

According to Keith, now is the perfect time for birdwatching. 

Why? Because Autumn is the season in which many birds migrate south for the winter, flying through Philadelphia on their way. 

Read more here

Ferko Playground getting greened! 

September's meeting of the Juniata Park Civic Association brought big news about the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) plan for Ferko Playground and Cayuga Street.


 

PWD is implementing a number of improvements in Juniata Park that will help to solve stormwater problems for Tacony Creek. Read more here

Annual Visit from the Hackley School!

 

The Olney Rain Garden got some tender loving care from volunteers all the way from New York! For the past few years, Hackley School -- a private college preparatory school located in Tarrytown, New York -- has visited our watershed in Philadelphia, and their students have helped us clean up and mark storm drains in our neighborhoods. Read more here

Events

 

PWD SPOKESDOG COMPETITION: WOOF! WOOF!

The time has finally arrived to decide the winner of the PWD Spokesdog Competition! Join us at the Juniata Festival where judges will select the top Juniata dog based on friendly nature, best canine smile, and charm.

DATE: Saturday, September 27

TIME: 12:30 p.m. 

PLACE: Juniata Park Boys & Girls Club, 1001 E Cayuga St., Philadelphia 19124 

CONTACT: DoryŠn De Angel at doryan@ttfwatershed.org/215.744.1853

 

NATURE'S HIDDEN SURPRISES

A FREE monthly Wednesday morning walk series in Tacony Creek Park.

Join Environmental Educator Judith Gratz for themed nature walks in Tacony Creek Park! Learn about the critters that live in the water, signs of a healthy creek, and how can you help keep the creek clean.

DATES: Wednesday, October 1

TIME: 9:30-11:00 a.m.

PLACE: I St. and Ramona Ave., Philadelphia 19124

CONTACT: DoryŠn De Angel at doryan@ttfwatershed.org/215.744.1853

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