The Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) and the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) are joining forces to clean the Wissahickon Creek from top to bottom on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
This spring marks the 43nd anniversary of Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association’s annual Creek Clean Up, and the fourth year that FOW has teamed up with WVWA to clean all 21 miles of the Wissahickon Creek. Volunteers of all ages will clean the creek, its surrounding trails, and its many tributaries. Armed with bags, volunteers will be assigned to sections of the creek to collect anything from plastic bags and swing sets, to mattresses and tires.
Following the clean up, all volunteers are invited to WVWA’s Talkin’ Trash picnic held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fort Washington Park’s Flourtown Pavilion on Mill Road in Flourtown.
To register for this event, please click here.
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To work with the Friends of the Wissahickon in Philadelphia, meet at the pavilion along Forbidden Drive, a short distance south of the intersection of Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Ave. (19118). Volunteers will help clean up along the creek, and nearby areas of the park and neighborhood. Parking is available along Northwestern Ave. and other nearby streets, but limited. Volunteers are encouraged to bike or carpool to the event. To participate, register on the FOW web site at www.fow.org. Please indicate if you plan to attend the picnic. Contact Outreach Coordinator Sarah Marley with questions at[masked] ext. 109 or [masked].
To help out in Montgomery County, all volunteers must be pre-assigned a section of the Wissahickon Creek or a tributary to clean; sites range from Lansdale to Flourtown. WVWA will provide bags and tell you where to place your trash when you finish your section. Please contact Bob Adams, WVWA Director of Stewardship, at[masked] ext. 14 or [masked]. Please indicate the name, size, age range of your group, and if you plan to stay for the picnic.