Tacony Creek Park: Happy Summer 2015!

This newsletter includes lots of information about what's happening in your Tacony Creek Park this summer. We've included important safety tips too. Enjoy the park: join us at a Block Party next week...a bird walk...a history tour...or just take a walk or bike ride...but please do so safely and keep park rules in mind.

See you soon,
Julie & the TTF Team
IMPORTANT PARK INFORMATION!



Tacony Creek Park MAP here to print & share: ENGLISH & SPANISH
People die in our creeks every summer. Stay On Shore Safety is everyone's responsibility. Don't swim in Philadelphia's rivers, creeks, and streams. Just Stay OShore!
 -Philadelphia Fire Department Operation Stay on Shore program

For summer safety tips: Philadelphia Fire Department Operation Stay on Shore brochure

BLOCK PARTIES
CELEBRATE YOUR PARK! DISCOVER YOUR CREEK! 
FREE SUMMER BLOCK PARTY SERIES IN TACONY CREEK PARK 
Family Fun | Bike Clinic & Nature Walks
Water Ice & Pretzels | Recycling Bins

TIME: 5 to 7 p.m. 
 DATE & PLACE: Tuesday, June 23 at I St. & Ramona Ave. 
Wednesday, June 24 at Whitaker Ave. & Loudon St. 
Thursday, June 25 at Bingham St. & Roosevelt Blvd. 
CONTACT: DoryŠn De Angel at doryan@ttfwatershed.org / 215.744.1853


TRAILS THROUGH TIME: HISTORY TOURS


Trails Through Time:
FREE Walking History Tour in Tacony Creek Park 
Join us for a guided trail walk led by Bob Thomas of the Philadelphia Parks Alliance and local historian Fred Maurer. Learn about some of the fascinating sites and happenings along our historic creek. 

DATE: Saturday, June 27
TIME: 9 am to 11 am
PLACE: I St. & Ramona Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19124
CONTACT: Robin at robin@ttfwatershed.org / 215.744.1853

NATURE'S HIDDEN SURPRISES


NATURE'S HIDDEN SURPRISES: TREES ARE TERRIFIC
FREE MONTHLY MORNING TACONY CREEK PARK NATURE WALK SERIES
Join Environmental Educator Judith Gratz!
From Creeks and critters to trees and birds, who knows what we'll discover! 

DATE: Wednesday, July 8th 
TIME: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
PLACE: I St. & Ramona Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19124
CONTACT: DoryŠn at doryan@ttfwatershed.org / 215.744.1853

BIRD WALKS


BIRD WALK IN TACONY CREEK PARK 
Join us for a FREE walk to look for birds with expert birder Leigh Altadonna of the Wyncote Audubon Society. Learn from the pros! See some of the region's finest birds including woodpeckers, chickadees and hawks. Binoculars provided. 

DATE: Saturday, July 25
TIME: 8:30 am to 10:30 am
PLACE: Bingham St. & Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19120--5109 Bingham St.

RSVPS are requested but walk-ins are welcome!
CONTACT: DoryŠn at doryan@ttfwatershed.org / 215.744.1853

EVENTS

TRAILS THROUGH TIME: Presentation on Historic Whitaker Mill

Join us for a presentation on the historic Whitaker Mill site along Tacony Creek at Tabor Rd. Presented by local historian Fred Maurer.

DATE: Saturday, July 18 
TIME: TBD 
PLACE: TBD

CONTACT: Robin at robin@ttfwatershed.org|215-744-1853
 

NATURE'S HIDDEN SURPRISES: "Creek Study..Macroinvertebrates"
Join Environmental Educator Judith Gratz for a guided nature walk to discover the critters that live in the creek! Free!
DATE: Wednesday, August 12
TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
PLACE: I Street & Ramona Avenue, Philadelphia 19124

CONTACT: Robin at Robin@ttfwatershed.org|215-744-1853