PWD pulling tires from the river

311. That’s the number of tires PWD’s Waterways Restoration Team pulled out of Frankford Creek in early February.

The Waterways Restoration Team is dedicated to cleaning up and protecting Philadelphia’s streams, which often means pulling illegally dumped tires, construction site waste, shopping carts, and the occasional car out of our waterways.

Additionally, the Waterways Restoration Team helps to stabilize eroding creek banks, remove invasive plants and protect City infrastructure. Cleaning up our waterways improves the City’s valuable water resources: the streams we walk, run and bike along and the water we drink!

Want to help? Join the effort to clean up Tacony-Frankford Creek by contacting the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership and sign up for an upcoming cleanup led by United By Blue.