Township Sponsors Watershed Clean-Up Sites
LOWER FREDERICK PA – The annual stream clean-up in the Perkiomen watershed, considered the largest single-day event of its kind in Pennsylvania, is scheduled for April 4 (2020; Saturday) from 9 a.m. to noon along waterways at more than 100 different locations in portions of Montgomery, Berks and Bucks counties.
An army of about 1,500 volunteers is being assembled for the effort, and Lower Frederick Township hopes to have a significant number of its own residents represented among the crowd. It’s sponsoring three clean-up sites this year, at:
- Swamp Creek and Route 29 (Delphi Road);
- Goshenhoppen Creek at Berger Road and surrounding areas; and
- Around Perkiomen Pizza & Pasta.
Site leaders are being sought for the Lower Frederick-specific sites. Anyone who is interested should contact Pam Reich by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The overall clean-up aims to get rid of unsightly trash, tires, and other debris in local parks and creeks. Volunteers are encouraged to register, the conservancy said, “as individuals or with friends, family or co-workers together to clean-up … a local stream.”
More volunteers will be needed April 4 from noon to 3 p.m. on pick-up crews and as dumpster helpers to move the cleared trash from clean-up sites to points where it can be hauled away. Similarly, Lower Frederick is hoping to find volunteers with pickup trucks to transport collected trash after the event to the conservancy headquarters in Schwenksville.
Although the volunteer day is best known, a separate (Friday, April 3) clean-up also is planned for corporate groups.
Photo from the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy