HATFIELD, Pa. — A group of Penn E&R employees participated in the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy 2017 Spring Stream Cleanup on Saturday, April 15. This year’s 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.
Volunteers collected 540 bags of trash, 40 bags of recyclables, 100 tires, and almost 3000 pounds of scrap metal, according to the conservancy’s website.
Since 1964, the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, based in Berks, Bucks, Lehigh, and Montgomery Counties, has worked 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 more then 300 bags of trash cleared yearly since 2010.