REMINDER Creek Clean Up: Keep the Wissahickon Beautiful

image via fow.orgREMINDER: The Wissahickon Creek needs a spring clean up--all 21 miles of it! This Saturday, April 30, grab some friends and join the Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) and the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) to clean the creek from 9 a.m. to noon. 

Both the FOW and WVWA strive to protect the beauty, health, and wildness of the Wissahickon Creek. To keep the area clean for the public, maintenance is necessary. This year will mark the 41st anniversary of Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association’s annual Creek Clean up, and the second year that FOW has joined the cleanup team. You can be a part of the effort to ensure that one of our National Natural Landmarks remains the spectacular sight it is.

Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to come out to clean the creek, the surrounding trails, and the tributaries of the Wissahickon. Believe us, you’ll find anything from tires to swing sets that need to be scooped up and removed. Volunteers will be armed with bags to remove all trash.

After all your hard work, volunteers are invited to WVWA’s Talkin’ Trash picnic in Fort Washington State Park on Mill Road in Flourtown from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Good eats will be provided by Whole Foods Market of North Wales.

If you’d like to help out in Montgomery County, contact WVWA Director of Stewardship Bob Adams. You will need to be pre-assigned a section of the creek to clean. (215-646-8866 ext. 14 or bob@wvwa.org)

If you are in Philadelphia, you can meet at the pavilion long Forbidden Drive, which is just a short distance south of the Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue intersection. All volunteers will help clean up along the creek, as well as the nearby areas of the park and neighborhood. To participate, register on the FOW website and indicate whether or not you plan to attend the picnic!

Put on your work clothes, plan a carpool, or hop on your bike and head out to make a difference! Plus, Cedars House will be handing out free smoothie samples all morning!

If you have any further questions, contact Kevin Groves at (215) 247-0417 ext. 105 or groves@fow.org