Tacony Creek

This Sunday, Run for Healthy Urban Streams

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USACE Features PWD at Local Stream Restoration Workshop

USACE (The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) chose to partner with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) to hold a stream restoration workshop this past July. PWD’s Erik Haniman, manager of the Ecological Restoration Group spoke to representatives from USACE, the EPA, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, The Nature Conservancy and many more. The workshop, led by Dave Derrick and Dr. Rich Fisher of USACE’s Engineer Research and Development Center, featured two of PWD’s restoration projects – Cobb’s Creek and the Tacony Creek. In 2010, PWD worked with USACE to restore the Tacony Creek by constructing several weirs and planting more than 10,000 natives species. To learn more about the July workshop, visit USACE’s website.

Last TTF Block Party TONIGHT

Tonight the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership will host their final block party! Free water ice and soft pretzels, as well as nature walks, hands-on activities and educational opportunities will be in abundance! The final party will located at the park gateway on Rorer Street and Roosevelt Boulevard from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Be sure to keep an eye for a PWD educator so you can learn first-hand about stormwater runoff! Check out some photos from this month’s past block parties here.

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