|Trash collected by Viridian Energy volunteers|
With over 100 individuals from Scouts, church groups, and companies volunteering at this event, we needed to spread the workforce over the landscape. I took a group to Upper Moreland Township's Terwood Park where Round Meadow Run, a tributary draining downtown Willow Grove, originates. Because of the commercial activity in this stream's headwaters, we can always count on collecting plenty of trash on the floodplain.
|Round Meadow Run, the tributary where I worked, near its mouth|
|Viridian Energy volunteers|
|Round Meadow Run (foreground) joining Pennypack Creek (right)|
|Pennypack Creek is too large to ford easily, so volunteers from Planet Aid used a downed tree to access the opposite bank|
|Heading back for lunch|
|The three Planet Aid volunteers; it's not apparent in the image, but Dave (center) had fallen in the creek|
|Lavonne Cain (left), Pennypack's marketing assistant, and Mary Robertson distributed t-shirts|
|Lunch in the picnic area|
The Pennypack Trust extends special thanks to our partner in this annual event, Upper Moreland Township, which collects and disposes of much of the trash gathered by our volunteers.
This year's cleanup was also sponsored by Susquehanna Bank, Giroud Tree and Lawn and MLCS Woodworking.
The following local businesses also provided support for the event: Bickel & Scena
Submitted by David Robertson, Executive Director