Wyncote Audubon Receives the TTF Legacy Award

by | Jun 15, 2016 | WAS News

TTF Legacy Award

Representatives from the Wyncote Audubon Board accept the TTF Legacy Award from Julie Slavet, Executive Director of the Tookany/Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership. Pictured from left to right are Anthony Bellmon of PA Representative Boyle’s office, WAS Board members Rich Conroy, Martin Selzer, Robin Irizarry, Jennifer Sherwood, Janet Starwood, and Leigh Altadonna with Julie Slavet at TTF’s 5th Annual Watershed Milestones Awards and Reception.

The Tookany/Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership honored the Wyncote Audubon Society with its 2016 TTF Legacy Award. The award ceremony took place at the TTF’s 5th Annual Watershed Milestones Awards and Reception. Wyncote Audubon was recognized for its active partnership with TTF in a range of activities.

Wyncote Audubon volunteers have provided leaders for Bird Walks in Tacony Creek Park and supported the “Creekside Bird Garden Tour” last June with TTF. Participants toured the homes of five Glenside residents who shared their gardens that feature native plants for birds and function as a riparian buffer in the watershed. Wyncote Audubon has also partnered with TTF and Audubon PA to provide environmental education opportunities to the students of the Olney Christian School.

Wyncote Audubon sponsored the Audubon Adventure program for second and third grade students at the school and supported the creation of a “rain garden” at the school property located on Roosevelt Boulevard. Last fall, Wyncote volunteers provided the students with lessons on raptor migration followed by a field trip to the Militia Hill Hawk Watch at Fort Washington State Park. Last winter, the students learned about “winter birds” and were treated to a February bird walk at Tacony Creek Park. Last May, the students learned about our spring migrants. We took classes on bird walks in Tacony Creek Park. The students observed Baltimore Orioles, Gray Catbirds, and Chimney Swifts and recorded “Spring Migrant Notes” for the “Panama Project.”