The Tookany/Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) has recognized two PWD engineers from the Office of Watersheds with their annual Watershed Milestone award!

Hasan Malik, PWD’s Stormwater Maintenance Manager was recognized with the Friend of the TTF Watershed award. Since he was a teenager, Hasan has been a leader both in the Northeast and throughout the City. An engineering student at Temple University, he founded the Northeast Tree Tenders, part of the PHS program, in 2008. Working with this Tree Tenders® group, he has been responsible for planting hundreds of trees in Northeast neighborhoods

Environmental Engineer, Rick Howley was jointly awarded TTF’s Watershed Municipal Leader award with Rob Armstrong from Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. As a team, these leaders garner support for the Tacony Creek Park and ensure that stream and trail design respects both the park environment and public concerns. Their partnership demonstrates that it is critical that City agencies work together – through the land and water partnership — to make Tacony Creek Park a community and natural destination.

Tickets are still available for the awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 22! Additional information is available at: 

To learn more about the TTF Watershed Partnership and their annual Watershed Milestones Awards, please visit