June 26, 2018
On June 26th, 2018, United By Blue , the Philadelphia Water Department , Partnership for the Delaware Estuary , and Delaware River Waterfront Corporation joined forces for a cleanup of the Delaware River Waterfront. Joined by a team of 69 volunteers, the crew split up into groups to tackle the trash on various piers along the riverfront in this urban cleanup. Getting down and dirty in the Delaware River mud flats, volunteers hauled out tires, shopping carts, and single-use plastics to wind up with a total of 2,708 pounds of trash and recycling removed in just two hours! Among typical pollutants, volunteers brought in some strange items for our Weird Trash Competition, including an old video cassette and some bike gears. At the end of the evening, the running trails, recreational piers, and Delaware River were left cleaner and healthier than we found them thanks to the hard work of our wonderful volunteers!
United By Blue thanks all of our partners and volunteers for making this cleanup a success, including Clif Bar for fueling us and GoPhillyGo.org for their sustainable transportation to our cleanups.