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Creek Clean Up

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Clean up crewVolunteer on Saturday, April 28, 2018 for WVWA's 48th annual Creek Clean Up of the Wissahickon Creek and its many tributaries! This program is great for families, friends, scouts, school groups and anyone who loves the environment and clean water. For the past several years, WVWA has partnered with the Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) to clean the Creek from top to bottom!

All volunteers are pre-assigned to sections of the Creek and trail. Use our SignUp Genius form to sign up for a section. Each section lists the clean up location, how many cars can park there and the number of recommended volunteers.  

Volunteers can pick-up their bags, gloves, and vests ahead of time at WVWA’s headquarters the week of 4/23 to 4/27 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The address for supply pick-up is 12 Morris Rd., Ambler, PA 19002. 

All participants must fill out a waiver and bring them to supply pick-up or email them to info@wvwa.org.
CLICK HERE to download the waiver.
 

Click this link to sign up through SignUp Genius >>

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Most participants begin cleaning around 9:00 a.m., but that time is flexible, it is up to your group to decide when to stop and start. 
  • Report to your assigned section directly.
  • You should bring shoes and clothes you don't mind getting wet and muddy, as you may need to get in the Creek to collect trash. 
  • Please remember to separate the tires from the rest of the trash pile - they will be collected separately.
  • Not sure where your section is? Locate your section on the grid below to download a map to print or follow the Google Map link. 
  • Let us know through SignUp Genius if you will be attending the Talkin' Trash Picnic afterwards.
  • If you have a question that is not answered on this page or the SignUp Genius call 215-646-8866 or email info@wvwa.org.

All Clean Up Sites - Includes maps, parking & volunteer info

Section # Description Parking Location # of Cars # of Volunteers Trash Drop Download Map Google Map Link
1 Knapp Rd. to
Main St.
Dead end at Winter Drive 6 5 to 10 Parking lot at Wissahickon Park Click Here Click Here
2 Main St. to Hancock Rd. Street parking along Oakland Ave. 8 5 to 10 Corner of Hancock Rd. & Maple St. Click Here Click Here
3 & 4 Hancock Rd. to Wissahickon Ave. Maple St. parking lot 10 5 to 10 Corner of Hancock Rd. & Maple St. Click Here Click Here
5 - 7 Wissahickon Ave. to Upper Gwynedd WWTP Reserved for Merck's annual cleanup          
8 Upper Gwynedd WWTP to Swedesford Rd. Evergreen Dr. 5 5 to 10 Evans Mumbower Mill Click Here Click Here
9 Swedesford Rd. to Dekalb Pike
(Rt 202)
Overbrook Dr. 3 4 to 6 Evans Mumbower Mill Click Here Click Here
10 Dekalb Pike
(Rt 202) to Gwynedd Valley train station
Florence Dr 3 4 to 6 Plymouth Rd
Trail Head
Click Here Click Here

11

Gwynedd Valley train station to Plymouth Rd. Gwynedd Valley train station 4 4 to 6 Plymouth Rd
Trail Head
Click Here Click Here
12 Plymouth Rd. to railroad bridge above Penllyn Woods Gwynedd Valley train station 4 4 to 6 Plymouth Rd
Trail Head
Click Here Click Here
13 Penllyn Woods trail head to Penllyn Natural Area Penllyn Woods 10 10 to 25 Pump Station in Penllyn Woods Click Here Click Here
14 Penllyn Natural Area to Penllyn-Blue Bell Pike Pump Station in Penllyn Woods 2 4 to 6 Pump Station in Penllyn Woods Click Here Click Here
15 Mathers Rd. to Mt. Pleasant Ave. Dead end at bridge gate behind GSI Pools 10 10 to 15 South side of bridge at Mt. Pleasant Ave. Click Here Click Here
17 Mt. Pleasant Ave. to Butler Ave. Cornerstone Church - Ambler 10 10 to 15 Bridge at Butler Ave. Click Here Click Here
18 Butler Ave. to WVWA Barn WVWA Barn 6 10 to 15 Top of WVWA Driveway Click Here Click Here
19 WVWA Barn to Germantown Academy Carey Stadium 10 10 to 15 Top of WVWA Driveway Click Here Click Here
20 Germantown Academy to Lafayette Ave. Carey Stadium 10 10 to 15 Trail head at Lafayette Click Here Click Here
21 Lafayette Ave. to Turnpike Overpass 7170 Lafayette Ave. (back parking lot next to creek) 10 10 to 15 Trail head at Lafayett Click Here Click Here
22 Turnpike Overpass to Skippack Pike Parking lot across from MaGerks 6 5 to 10 Bridge at Skippack Pike Click Here Click Here
23 Skippack Pike to railroad bridge Parking lot across from MaGerks 6 5 to 10 Bridge at Skippack Pike Click Here Click Here
24 Railroad bridge to W. Valley Green Rd. Street parking on Creek Lane 5 10 to 15 Trail Head at W. Valley Green Rd. Click Here Click Here
25 W. Valley Green Rd. to Cricket Club Lot Cricket Club Parking Lot 6 10 to 15 Cricket Club Parking Lot Click Here Click Here
26 Cricket Club Lot to Stenton Ave. Cricket Club Parking Lot 6 10 to 15 Cricket Club Parking Lot Click Here Click Here
27 W. Valley Green Rd. to Stenton Ave. (east side of creek) Flourtown Day Use Picnic Area 10 10 to 20 Flourtown Day Use Picnic Area Click Here Click Here
29 Whitemarsh Country Club to W. Northwestern Ave. Lincoln Woods Apartments 10 5 to 10 Lincoln Woods Apartments dumpsters Click Here Click Here
30 Roslyn Park to Fitzwatertown Rd Roslyn Park 10 10 to 15 Bridge at Susquehanna Road Click Here Click Here
31 Fitzwatertown Rd to Limekiln Pike Street parking along
Vance Dr.
6 5 to 10 Bridge at Limekiln Pike Click Here Click Here
32 Sandy Run Middle School to Twining Rd. Sandy Run Middle School parking lot 10 4 to 6 Small gravel area next to bridge on school driveway Click Here Click Here
33 Wischman Ave. to Pennsylvania Ave (Piszek Preserve) Christ's Lutheran Church parking lot 10 8 to 10 Corner of Wischman & Belmont Ave. Click Here Click Here
35 & 36 East Valley Green Rd. to railroad bridge McNeil parking lot 10 10 to 20 Camp Hill Rd. under Rt-309 overpass Click Here Click Here
37 & 38 Railroad bridge to Wissahickon main stem Across from Zakes Cafe 6 10 to 15 Bridge at Bethlehem Pike Click Here Click Here
39 Skippack Pike to Morris Rd Manor House (Briar Hill) 10 10 to 12 Bridge at Morris Rd. Click Here Click Here
40 Morris Rd. to Butler Pike Cornerstone Church - Ambler 4 2 to 4 Bridge at Butler Ave. Click Here Click Here
41 Butler Pike to Wissahickon main stem Cornerstone Church - Ambler 4 1 to 2 Bridge at Butler Ave Click Here Click Here
42 Ambler Borough Park (Hendricks St. to Ridge Ave.) Street parking around borough park (Edgewood Dr) 6 5 to 10 Borough park entrance on Hendricks St. Click Here Click Here
43 Several Ambler sections (partner with Ambler EAC) Trax Cafe (Ambler) 10 10 to 20 EAC will inform volunteers Click Here Click Here
49 Dodsworth Run Preserve Dodsworth Run Preserve parking lot 6 4 to 6 Dodsworth Run Preserve parking lot Click Here Click Here

Talkin' Trash Picnic

Following the clean up, WVWA & FOW invite all of the participants to join us at the “Talkin’ Trash” picnic from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to satisfy appetites and share stories. It will be in Fort Washington State Park at the pavilion near the Militia Hill L-3 parking lot.  Enter from the Joshua Road gate (use 6036 Joshua Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034 for GPS) and follow loop road.


 

Creek Clean Up Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

 

Environmentalists

   

Conservationists