Join us for the Annual Creek Cleanup (and more)!

Conservation // September 03, 2020

Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) and Wissahickon Trails are once again joining forces to clean up litter throughout the Wissahickon watershed on Saturday, September 12 – for the 50th anniversary of Wissahickon Trails’ Annual Wissahickon Creek Clean Up! 

Though the pandemic forced the postponement of this long standing event in the spring, the rescheduled Creek Clean Up is the perfect outdoor event to show your support and love for a clean Wissahickon watershed, while keeping safely physically distant from others. Sign up for the cleanup here!

Volunteers can register as individuals or sign up for a cleanup site with your whole quaranteam! Cleanup sites will be limited to 10 volunteers, and all volunteers are required to wear masks and keep at least the recommended 6-foot distance from other volunteers not in your household group. You also must pre-register for a site and sign the volunteer agreement & release before you are allowed to join the event.

The same applies to FOW’s Tuesday volunteer work days, which are back on the schedule too – you can find them on our events calendar! And we’ll still be continuing with the Wissaheroes solo stewardship program for those who aren’t able to make larger cleanups – including more kit giveaways throughout September.

All in all, it’s looking like a fall full of volunteers looking to take care of the Wissahickon – and we’re glad to be Friends of this special place.