Hatfield, PA – On Saturday, April 15, a group of Penn E&R employees participated in the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy (PWC) 2017 Spring Stream Cleanup. The 2017 event was the largest of its kind ever hosted by the PWC, with over 700 volunteers helping to clean up 50 sites throughout the Perkiomen Watershed.
The efforts of those volunteers resulted in the collection of 540 bags of trash, 40 bags of recyclables, 100 tires, and almost 3000 pounds of scrap metal, according to the Conservancy’s website.
The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy is an organization based in Berks, Bucks, Lehigh and Montgomery County that has worked since 1964 to conserve and protect the natural resources of the Perkiomen Creek Watershed. The annual Stream Cleanup is the largest event of its kind in the area, averaging over 300 bags of trash cleared yearly since 2010.