Events In The Watershed

52nd Annual Wissahickon Creek Clean Up

Saturday, April 30 at 09:00 am


Family Friendly

Jamie Stewarti

The first Wissahickon Creek Clean Up was held in 1970 to coincide with the first Earth Day. Celebrate the 52nd anniversary of both events and volunteer to help clean the Wissahickon Creek, its tributaries and local trails on Saturday, April 30. This is the perfect outdoor event to show your support and love for a clean Wissahickon watershed. We are continuing our partnership for this event with our downstream partners at Friends of the Wissahickon to ensure a clean Wissahickon in both Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.



All volunteers choose a pre-assigned section of the Creek, its tributaries or the trail. View the list of sections in the spreadsheet which includes links to google maps and downloadable maps and shows parking and trash drop locations.


List of sections to clean:

 Sign Up Online:



Most participants begin cleaning around 9:00 am, but that time is flexible. Report directly to your assigned section and leave your trash in the designated areas no later than 1:00pm (remember the picnic is held from 11am-1pm).


Be prepared for to get wet and/or muddy. Volunteers are asked to clean both the surrounding trails and in the creek. Old shoes, rain boots, or waders are suggested.  


Supply Pick-Up 

Volunteers can pick-up their bags and supplies at Wissahickon Trails' headquarters  (12 Morris Rd, Ambler, PA, 19002) during any of these dates and times.

Tuesday, 4/26 - 11am - 3pm

Wednesday, 4/27 - 11am -6pm

Thursday, 4/28 - 11am - 6pm

Saturday, 4/30 - 8am - 10am 

Talkin’ Trash Picnic 

We are excited to announce the return of the Talkin’ Trash Picnic where volunteers are invited to come together to celebrate their hard work and share stories. This year’s picnic will take place at Fort Washington State Park from 11am – 1pm. If you would like to volunteer at the picnic, contact Alex McWhorter,

CLICK HERE for a map of the picnic location.




Your company’s support of the Wissahickon Creek Clean Up shows a shared commitment to protecting our local environment and keeping green spaces and trails open and available for the community to enjoy. Your company logo will appear on our marketing materials including event signage and in all our communications channels. A sponsorship at the Trail Maker level for $1,250 or above also offers the opportunity to have a marketing table at the Talkin’ Trash Picnic. Click here for  more information or email Lisa Hansell at


Click here to see photos from 2021 Wissahickon Creek Clean Up. 

2022 Participants:

Share your photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and use #creekcleanup. Be sure to tag us in your posts!


Facebook: @Wissahickon Trails

Instagram: @wissahickon.trails

Twitter: @wisstrails

LinkedIn: @Wissahickon Trails


We're also putting together a Facebook photo album of the event. Email your photos and trash stories to so that we can add your photos to the event album!

Event Details
  • Location

    Wissahickon Watershed

  • Contact

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