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All posts tagged: Tookany-Tacony Frankford Watershed

blog entries tagged "Tookany-Tacony Frankford Watershed"

MLK Day of Service Will Help Philly Rivers. Here's How:

Thursday, January 14, 2016  |  Brian.R

As far as resumes go, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s is pretty hard to top. A 200,000-person march on Washington that was crucial in helping to pass the Civil Rights Act? Check. A year-long bus boycott that eventually led to a Supreme Court ruling declaring segregated buses unconstitutional? Check....

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Give Water Some Respect with Watershed Wit!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015  |  Brian.R

At the start of the month, we lamented in the Philadelphia Inquirer that water infrastructure, which is often underground and out of sight, just doesn’t seem to get the same attention or funding as things that we see daily, like roads and bridges....

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Fish Fest: Inspiring Life-Long Watershed Stewards

Friday, August 28, 2015  |  Brian.R

There’s something about fishing—the wonder, perhaps, that you inevitably experience when you cast your line into the water and hope that something will appear, alive and fighting, on the other end—that makes it an especially potent way of getting people hooked on "watershed stewardship."...

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Restoration Team to Be Toasted at 'Watershed Milestones'

Tuesday, May 12, 2015  |  Brian.R

Ever see some serious trash—we’re talking tires, shopping carts, and yes, even cars—in a stream and wonder who on earth will ever have the muscle to get it out? That would be Philadelphia Water’s Waterways Restoration Team (WRT), a hard working branch of the department that takes on the aforementioned litter and does things like restore creek banks that have been degraded by erosion....

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Learn About the Hidden Streams Beneath Our Feet on Monday, March 16

Tuesday, March 10, 2015  |  Abby.Sullivan

If you're intersted in learning about our watershed or rivers (or history for that matter!), we highly recommend attending a talk by our very own historian, Adam Levine, this coming Monday, March 16 at National Mechanics (22 S. 3rd Street) at 6PM. The talk, titled "From Creek to Sewer: History of Topographical Change in Philadelphia,” is part of the Tapping Our Watershed science cafe series and wi...

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Mark Your Calendar

Thursday, July 10, 2014  |  PublicRC

Do you live near Tacony Creek Park? Join the Tookany-Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership as they host free block parties across your community July 15th – July 17th from 5pm to 7pm....

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Healthy Trails 5K

Tuesday, April 8, 2014  |  ChrisA

The TTF watershed Partnership, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Philadelphia Water Department, and Scattergood Foundation are proud to present the 2nd annual Healthy Trails 5K Run/Walk in Tacony Creek Park....

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