Byberry Creek gets some TLC

Among 52 bags of trash removed was a refrigerator and several pieces of furniture.

Cleaning up: Volunteers collected 52 bags of trash while cleaning up Byberry Creek in Morrell Park.

About 25 volunteers met up on Saturday, Jan. 27, to clean a stretch of the Byberry Creek in Morrell Park.

Volunteers came from, among others, Friends of Poquessing Watershed, Boy Scouts of America Troop 111, Philadelphia’s UNICEF Congressional Action Team and the Philadelphia Water Department.

In three hours, volunteers cleared out hundreds of pounds of refuse.

The haul included 52 bags of trash, 12 tires, three wheel rims, a refrigerator, a 55-inch TV, multiple pieces of furniture and three bikes.

The cleanup was organized by Eric Rosario, a graduate of Father Judge High School and Temple University.

The Friends of Poquessing Watershed does monthly cleanups and is always looking for volunteers. The next cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will focus on the stretch of woods across from Archbishop Ryan. Community service hours are available.

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