A Citywide Transformation
The Philadelphia Water Department’s
Green City,Clean Waters
iniave outlines a 25-year plan toimplement a citywide transformaon. This iniavewill protect and enhance our watersheds bymanaging stormwater with green infrastructurepracces, such as rain gardens. Rain gardens andother rainwater management projects will becomemore and more common in Philadelphia as theCity ramps up its eorts to reduce combined seweroverows.Working Together for Clean Water
The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership
(TTF) spearheaded the Vernon Park Improvement Eort,in collaboraon with the Philadelphia Water Department,Philadelphia Parks & Recreaon, the PennsylvaniaHorcultural Society, the Chew and Beleld NeighborsClub, the Friends of Vernon Park, and over a dozen otherorganizaons.
• To improve and maintain the exisng garden beds andgeneral landscaping• To install a beauful four-season rain garden that improveswater quality and reduces rainwater runo • To create an educaonal site for residents and local schooland community groups• To increase park use
Vernon Park Rain Garden
Signature park for the Philadelphia Parks & Recreaonand Pennsylvania Horcultural Society’sLOVE Your Park: Fall Edion!
Volunteers plant the rain garden.
The mission of the Tookany/Tacony-FrankfordWatershed Partnership (TTF) is to enhance the health
and vitality of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Creek andits watershed. We serve as the crucial link connecngresidents, businesses and government as neighbors andstewards of this impaired, but crically important 29square mile watershed in the Philadelphia region. Ourwatershed includes neighborhoods in North, Northeast,and Northwest Philadelphia as well as the communiesof Abington, Cheltenham, Jenkintown, and Rockledge inMontgomery County.As a partner in the Philadelphia Water Department’s
Green City, Clean Waters
program, TTF iniatesand supports eorts to restore the health of thewatershed and mobilizes its communies as watershedstewards through community outreach, networking,educaonal programming, and projectcoordinaon. TTF increases public understanding,appreciaon, and stewardship of our watershed andimproves watershed streams, parks, and communies.
We welcome your parcipaon! Learn moreabout our acvies and sign up for ournewsleer by vising www.watershed.org orcalling 215-844-8100.
Look for a rain garden coming near you!
Where can I learn more about Rain Gardens?
learn more about rain gardens, visit the Philadelphia WaterDepartment’s website at: