Saturday, January 30, 2016

Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership Offers Educational Programs For All Ages

The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership in Montgomery and Philadelphia counties is offering several watershed and environmental education programs in the coming weeks. They include--
-- February 12-16: Great Backyard Bird Count;
-- February 15: Presidents’ Day Birdwalk;
-- February 18: Rain Garden Workshop;
-- March 3: Rain Garden Workshop; and
TTF’s mission is to improve the health and vitality of our watershed by engaging our communities in education, stewardship, restoration, and advocacy. They initiate and support efforts to restore the health of the watershed, and mobilize watershed stewards through outreach, education, and hands-on projects.
The watershed includes neighborhoods in North, Northeast, and Northwest Philadelphia and the communities of Abington, Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Rockledge, and Springfield in Montgomery County.
Working closely with communities, TTF supports the Philadelphia Water Department’s Green City Clean Waters 25-year plan to protect our watershed by managing stormwater through innovative green infrastructure.
They implement and encourage these same strategies with our partners in our upstream communities.
Currently, TTF is working closely with key stakeholders including the Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Cheltenham Township, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, the Abington School District and others to support overall green infrastructure and stream restoration initiatives in the region.
TTF is proud to serve as the connector between these organizations and watershed neighbors, sharing information and on-the-ground education to assist with adoption of these measures.
For more information on programs, initiatives and other special events, visit the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership website, Like them on Facebook, follow TTF on Twitter and visit them on Instagram.   Click Here to sign up for regular updates from TTF (right panel, bottom).

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