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All posts tagged: Tookany-Tacony Frankford

Submersible Science: Philly Students Launch Underwater Drone with PWD

June 15, 2017  |  Brian Rademaekers

While most Philadelphia students were heading home early due a heat wave this past Tuesday, four 11th grade students from Mariana Bracetti Academy were busy suiting up in full-body chest waders, a necessary piece of gear for the mission at hand: launching a submersible, camera-equipped drone in Frankford Creek.

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This Sunday, Run for Healthy Urban Streams

April 13, 2016  |  Brian Rademaekers

Are you a runner/hiker who cares about the health of our urban parks and waterways?
Sign up now for the Healthy Trails 5K, a Philadelphia Water-sponsored event that’s helping to raise funds for the TTF Watershed Partnership, one of our key community partners.

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Give Water Some Respect with Watershed Wit!

October 14, 2015  |  Brian Rademaekers

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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Healthy Trails 5K

April 8, 2014  |  Chris Anderson

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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A Gain of Salt: How Excess Road Salt Affects Tacony Creek

November 1, 2011  |  Matthew Fritch

We’d like to stress that the graph above does not show the marked increase in consumption of Halloween candy in area households. It does, however, tell a tale of two storms and how they influenced specific conductance (rough translation: amount of dissolved salt) in Tacony Creek last month.

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Tacony Creek Stream Clean-Up

July 27, 2011  |  Matthew Fritch

Come out to Tacony Creek Park on Friday, July 29 and be part of a clean-up crew that includes the Philadelphia Water Department, Parks & Recreation and the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership.

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