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Creek Watch Sites

Our Creek Watch program is made up of dozens of volunteers monitoring about 35 sites across the watershed. These sites are divided into 7 sections:

  • Upper Tributaries
  • Middle Tributaries
  • Lower Tributaries
  • Upper GRT
  • Middle GRT
  • Lower GRT
  • Morris and Fairmount Park


You can find specific site descriptions corresponding to these sections below:

Tributary sites

Data Summary Section Description Monitored by Wading Team?
Upper Tributaries Section TS05 Haines Run, upstream Yes
TS10 Haines Run, downstream Yes
TS20 Trewellyn Creek: Treweryn Farm Trails  
TS25 Trewellyn Creek: Treweryn Farm Trails  
TS60 Prophecy Creek: Prophecy Park Yes
TS60-Private Prophecy Creek: Private  
Middle Tributaries Section TS30 Willow Run East: Forest Hill  
TS35 Willow Run West: Armentrout Preserve Yes
TS40 Rose Valley Creek: Robbins Park Yes
TS50 Rose Valley Creek: Ambler Borough Park  
TS70 Sandy Run: Piszek Preserve, Two Wastewater Treatment Plants discharges into the Sandy run above this  
Philadelphia Tributaries Section TS75 Bell’s Mills: Fairmount Park Yes
TS80 Gorges Run:   Fairmount Park Yes
TS85 Wise’s Mill:   Fairmount Park  
TS90 Cresheim Valley Creek: Fairmount Park Yes
TS100 Monoshony Creek:   Fairmount Park  

Wissahickon Sites

Data Summary Section Description and notes Monitored by Wading Team or WVWA
Wissahickon: Upper Section WS10 “Big Woods” in Montgomeryville, Knapp Road Wading Team
WS20 Wissahickon Park in Lansdale, Norway Drive Wading Team
WS30 Hancock Rd Park Wading Team
WS40 WVWA property- Dickerson Road  
WS50 ‘Merck Bridge’ to North Wales Rd, Start of the Green Ribbon Trail WVWA site 850 and 800, Wading Team
WS60 North Wales Rd to Evans-Mumbower Mill, Upper Gwynedd Wastewater Treatment Plant discharges into this section, Haines Run enters into the Wissahickon in this section Wading Team
Wissahickon: Middle Green Ribbon Trail WS70 Evans-Mumbower Mill to Route 202 WVWA site 750, Wading Team
WS80 Route 202 to Plymouth Rd, Trewellyn Creek enters the Wissahickon Wading Team
WS82 Stepping stones, after Trewellyn Creek confluence, Willow Run Creek enters the Wissahickon Wading Team
WS90 Penllyn Woods: Plymouth Rd to Penllyn Pike Wading Team
WS100 Mather’s stepping stones to Butler Pike, Rose Valley Creek enters this section Wading Team
Wissahickon: Lower Green Ribbon Trail WS110 Four Mill’s Reserve: Butler Pike to Morris Rd, Ambler Wastewater Treatment Plant discharges into this section, Prophecy Creek enters this section WVWA site 600, Wading Team
WS120 Germantown Academy: Morris Rd to Lafayette Ave Wading Team
WS130 Lafayette Ave to Skippack Pike, Sandy Run enters the Wissahickon in this section WVWA site 550, Wading Team
WS140 Skippack Pike to West Valley Green Rd WVWA site 500, Wading Team
Wissahickon: Morris and Fairmount Park WS150 West Valley Green Rd to Stenton Ave, End of the Green Ribbon Trail, Loraine Run enters this section Wading Team
WS160 Morris Arboretum WVWA site 400, Wading Team
WS170 Fairmount Park: Northwestern Ave to Valley Green Inn WVWA site 250, Wading Team
WS180 Fairmount Park: Valley Green Inn to Rittenhouse Town Wading Team
WS190 Fairmount Park: Rittenhouse Town to Schuylkill River WVWA site 150, Wading Team