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Conshohocken’s bike shop-café weathers the storm with the help of community

At its height, it reached three feet. The color of chocolate milk, the water flooded The Tricycle Shop’s first-floor retail and café space, submerging bistro tables and balance bikes, buoying trash cans and stacks of paper cups, lapping at the midsections of mannequins sporting branded jerseys. Hurricane Ida’s September 2021 rampage through the Philadelphia region

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Interactive learning trail brings watershed education outdoors

Water flows from North Philadelphia’s Juniata Park neighborhood into Tacony Creek Park. It joins the wooded creek corridor to the rowhouse and asphalt streetscape above, but the connection can be hard to notice. This summer the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership — TTF for short — will work with partners to transform East Cayuga Street near the

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Award-winning exhibit explores water analysis and protection

Water quality has been a hot topic in Philadelphia from the beginning. Early promotional materials for William Penn’s new city hyped the many streams that would carry away waste, and in the 1730s the likes of Benjamin Franklin tried to regulate industry to clean up the horribly polluted Dock Creek. (These efforts failed, and later

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Tacony Creek Park master plan focuses on equity

The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) has launched a master planning process for North Philadelphia’s Tacony Creek Park. The 300-acre park, one of Philadelphia’s five watershed parks, directly serves the Olney, Lawncrest, Feltonville, Juniata Park, and Frankford neighborhoods. The last master plan, dating back to 1997, focused on the park’s ecological assets. The current process will

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An artistic take on the land of the Lenape

On April 20 local artist Meg Lemieur released an illustrated map of the Lenapewihittuk (Delaware River) watershed, complete with plants and wildlife found in the region. “I’ve been illustrating flora and fauna from the region for 15 years, and most of these animals are some of my favorites,” Lemieur says. Lemieur worked with cultural consultant

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