What’s Happening: Events

What’s Happening: Events

March 20, 2019 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Nature Talks with Billy Brown & the Creekmobile

Bring your friends and family for an evening of hands-on environmental education featuring fun nature games from TTF Watershed Partnership's Creekmobile (our traveling education center) and a talk by Billy Brown.

Billy’s talk is called "Philly Wildlife Goes Global.” At this program, you will also hear about how you can participate in the first City Nature Challengeright here in Philadelphia this spring! 

March 20, 2019 | 1:15pm - April 15, 2019 | 11:45pm

2019 Tacony Creek Park Photo Contest (Ends April 15)

 

The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF), along with the Olney Culture Lab, is launching our first ever Tacony Creek Park Photo Contest, made possible by the Joseph Robert Foundation.

Who can enter: Professional and amateur photographers of all ages are encouraged to participate! Current and former TTF Watershed Partnership staff are not eligible to win.

Timeline: March 1 – April 15, 2019

March 20, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm

SPRING EQUINOX WALK IN THE WISSAHICKON WITH KRIS SOFFA

Meet at Cedars House Cafe, Northwestern Ave. and Forbidden Drive (Note: GPS does not work for this location)

Welcome Spring with a walk along the Wissahickon Creek with PA Master Naturalist Kris Soffa. Immerse yourself in nature while we notice signs of new growth.  The woods echo with birdsong, spring ephemerals bloom, and the Wissahickon wilderness turns green once again.  Dress in layers and wear sturdy boots for this energizing walk. Distance: 2.5 miles. Difficulty: Moderate

March 19, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

JEROME SHABAZZ: Social Architecture for Resilient and Sustainable Communities

Jerome Shabazz is the founder and Executive Director of JASTECH (Juveniles Active in Science and Technology) Development Services, Inc. A not-for-profit organization developed in 1998, to promote environmental justice; encourage sustainable design and to promote public health in urban communities. In 2002, JASTECH applied for and received a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant under the Clean Water Act to establish the Overbrook Environmental Education Center (OEEC), a community-based center dedicated to preserving our built and natural environments.

March 18, 2019 | 10:00am - 1:00pm

FITNESS HIKES WITH ANDI WINGERT & DEBBIE HOELLEIN

Meet at Walnut Lane Golf Club on Magdalena Street

Join Andi and Debbie on a fitness hike in the park!  We will hike at a brisk pace but pause as we visit points of interest. With emerging Spring, the park changes weekly so enjoy it with us!  Children 12 years old and over are welcome when accompanied by an adult.  Hiking shoes or boots are recommended.  Anticipate some hills and bring a snack and water.

March 14, 2019 | 9:30am - 12:30pm

TRAIL WORK THURSDAYS with Friends of the Wissahickon

Meeting at Bells Mill & Forbidden Drive

Join FOW on Thursday for a morning of trail maintenance in the park! Work will consist of regular trail maintenance projects including repairing drains and grade reversals, repairing stone work, narrowing widened trails, and emergency trail repairs. 

March 9, 2019 | 10:00am

D&R Canal Watch 5m Walk

Saturday, March 9 - 10:00 a.m.  5m Walk – Kingston to Griggstown Causeway (MP). Discover the area’s mining resources, canal villages, and a lock; we’ll pass by the woods behind General Washington’s final headquarters.  Short walk is 1.9 miles to Rocky Hill. Leader: Pamela V’Combe

March 9, 2019 | 9:00am - 12:00pm

RAIN GARDEN WORKSHOP

Rain Garden Workshop

Saturday March 9, 2019
9:00 am-Noon

Haverford CREC
9000 Parkview Drive,
Haverford, PA 

This Rain Garden Workshop will teach you how to build and maintain a Rain Garden yourself and how to help build rain gardens in your community. You can sign up for later opportunities to gain hands on experience by helping build our late spring rain gardens or apprenticing by assessing potential locations and designing rain gardens.  Presented by Darby Creek Valley Association, Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative and Hav-a-Rain Garden who have designed and built more than 60 rain gardens in the region at parks, libraries and private properties. Free. 

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