Stream Clean-ups

The Poquessing Watershed stream clean-ups really make a difference in our watershed.  Unfortunately, Nance Kerns can no longer coordinate our stream clean ups, so we are currently taking applications for a new stream clean-up coordinator.  Please contact Donna Smith-Remmick if you would like to be considered for the position – it is a part time position.

The clean-ups  – we participate in both stream and park clean ups – are not only personally rewarding, but also a lot of fun.  Until we hire a new coordinator, we will post our clean up schedule month by month.  Make sure to check our calendar on a routine basis – and check out the photos from past clean-ups. Go to our library and choose “Gallery”.


Philly Spring Cleanup a success
(William Kenny – Northeast Times – April 25, 2017)

Volunteers from the Friends of Poquessing Watershed and the Parkwood Civic Association teamed up to beautify the 15000 block of McNulty Road during the Philly Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 8.

There were 27 volunteers in all, including students who were fulfilling community service obligations, neighbors and Philadelphia Water Department employees. They targeted the Poquessing Creek Trail and surrounding areas, removing 102 discarded car and truck tires, 66 bags of trash and five bags of recyclable cans.

Among the items removed from the landscape were a television, two picnic tables, a smashed toilet, a road sign, a golf bag, two backpacks, window blinds, a lawn chair, a hardhat, a tarp, a New Jersey license plate, two car seats, an arrow, a “scary” doll, a deer skull, a gas can, two gallons of motor oil, a car door and two car grills.

The Friends of Poquessing will host monthly cleanups during the spring and summer. The next one will be on May 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Waldemire Drive and Red Lion Road. It will coincide with the city’s Love Your Park Week, sponsored by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy. Volunteers are welcome and should wear long pants and sleeves and sturdy, comfortable footwear. Bug repellent and sunscreen are recommended. For information, visit the Friends of Poquessing page on Facebook. ••

Clean up summary from the FOPW:
An ENORMOUS amount of trash consisting of 102 tires (yes you read that right), 66 bags of trash and 5 bags of aluminum cans were removed from the Poquessing Creek Trail and surrounding area by this community partnership. Read full article below:

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10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Generally)

Wear long pants, long sleeved shirts and, sneakers or

hiking boots or work boots.  Volunteers under 18

must be accompanied by an adult and everyone must sign a waiver (provided on site before start of clean up).

 Clean-ups that are postponed due to inclement weather

will be held the following day unless cancelled.

WHEN IN DOUBT – CALL 215-638-0832