A dozen members of the Penn E&R family participated in the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy’s (PWC) Stream Cleanup on Saturday, April 7. This was a record-breaking year for the conservancy. More than 850 volunteers collected 540 bags of trash, 41 bags of recyclables, 134 tires, and 2,000 pounds of scrap metal from 66 locations throughout the Perkiomen Creek Watershed, according to organizers.
Each year, the watershed-wide cleanup draws hundreds of volunteers who remove debris from the many streams, ponds, floodplains, and reservoirs that feed the Perkiomen Creek. It is the area’s largest organized cleanup event and is traditionally held in April to coincide with Earth Day and the Great American Cleanup of PA.
Since 1964, the PWC has worked to conserve and protect the natural resources of the Perkiomen Creek Watershed, which spans 362 square miles across Berks, Bucks, Lehigh, and Montgomery counties.