Annual Creek Cleanup

Join FOW and Wissahickon Trails to clean up the creek!

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

This is the perfect outdoor event to show your support and love for a clean Wissahickon watershed, while keeping safely physically distant from others. Please note that this is a self-led clean-up. FOW staff will not be leading volunteers at any of these locations and volunteers will need to provide their own clean-up supplies.

We will be handing out free trash bags on Friday, September 11 from 3:00-6:00 pm across from the Cedars House Cafe (Forbidden Drive near Northwestern Avenue).

Once signing up for a location, you can clean up in that area anytime between 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Cleanup sites will be limited to 10 volunteers per site, and you must pre-register for a site and sign the volunteer agreement & release before you are allowed to join a clean-up. All volunteers are required to wear masks and keep at least the recommended 6-foot distance from anyone not in your household group.

After the clean-up, we ask that you complete this short field report so that we can properly log volunteer hours and trash totals.

Sign up for a cleanup site below!

Site 1: Northwestern Avenue

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View a map of specific clean-up areas and parking locations here.

Site 2: Bells Mill Road

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View a map of specific clean-up areas and parking locations here.

Site 3: Thomas Mill Covered Bridge

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View a map of specific clean-up areas and parking locations here.

Site 4: Rex Avenue Bridge

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View a map of specific clean-up areas and parking locations here.

Site 5: Magargee Dam

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View a map of specific clean-up areas and parking locations here.

Site 6: Valley Green Lower Lots

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View a map of specific clean-up areas and parking locations here.

Site 7: Valley Green Upper Lot

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View a map of specific clean-up areas and parking locations here.

Site 8: Devil's Pool

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View a map of specific clean-up areas and parking locations here.

Site 9: Cresheim Creek

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View a map of specific clean-up areas and parking locations here.

Site 10: Gorgas Run

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View a map of specific clean-up areas and parking locations here.

Site 11: Mt. Airy Avenue Bridge

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View a map of specific clean-up areas and parking locations here.

Site 12: Kitchen's Lane

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View a map of specific clean-up areas and parking locations here.

Site 13: Blue Stone Bridge

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View a map of specific clean-up areas and parking locations here.

Site 14: Blue Bell Field

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View a map of specific clean-up areas and parking locations here.

Site 15: Historic Rittenhouse Town

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View a map of specific clean-up areas and parking locations here.

Site 16: Ten Box & Wissahickon Bike Path

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View a map of specific clean-up areas and parking locations here.

Site 17: Ridge Avenue - Wissahickon Bike Path

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View a map of specific clean-up areas and parking locations here.