Saturday, April 29, 2017
Be part of the 47th annual Creek Clean Up of the Wissahickon Creek and its many tributaries. Help WVWA clean up the trail and the creek bed too.
Volunteers are pre-assigned to sections of the Creek and trail. WVWA will supply you with a map of your section, the appropriate number of bags and the location of where you should deposit the trash for pick-up by the local municipalities. Canoes are also needed to help clean the deeper parts of the creek.
Volunteers can pick-up their bags ahead of time at WVWA’s headquarters the week prior to the event from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This program is great for families, scout, 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!
Please remember to separate the tires from the rest of the trash pile - they will be collected separately.
Following the clean up, the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) and Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) invite all of the participants to join us at the “Talkin’ Trash” picnic to satisfy appetites and share stories. Location is NEW this year! We'll still be in Fort Washington State Park, but 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.
Registration is closed - all sites have been filled.
Over many years of hosting this event, we have seen the Wissahickon Creek become a much cleaner place, thanks to the help of hundreds of volunteers each year. With a cleaner Creek, we ended up reducing the number of assigned clean-up locations this year (there was simply not as much trash, which is a good thing!) Unfortunately at this time, all our sites are full.
Despite our sites being filled, we strongly encourage you to sign-up with our Creek Clean Up partner, Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) at Historic Rittenhouse Town -- Sign-up for FOW. We also suggest that you visit the Event Page of the Great American Clean Up of PA. On this site you can choose the month and county you want and find a lot of local clean up events in your area.