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2022 Best Way to Protect the Watershed

Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership

The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford watershed — 30 square miles snaking from Abington in the north to Port Richmond in the south — is one of five watersheds that flow into the Delaware, so its cleanliness affects all of us. Supporting the watershed partnership’s work (creek restoration, native plantings, and a host of other things) is a way to make you feel a little bit better about your footprint. If you live in Montgomery County, you can order a rain barrel through the organization, helping it in the process. Read More »


2021 Best Way to Help the Delaware

Rain Check

Since 2012, the city water department’s Rain Check program has paid homeowners to install stormwater management tools like rain barrels, downspout planters, and permeable pavers, which in turn keep grimy runoff from flooding back into the rivers. Rain barrels are free; everything else costs as little as $100. Don’t say they never gave you nothin’. Read More »