RESCHEDULED: Delaware River Cleanup @ Frankford Boat Launch


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RESCHEDULED: Delaware River Cleanup @ Frankford Boat Launch

August 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Updated date! Please join us for this rescheduled summer cleanup of the Delaware River!

This cleanup has been rescheduled for 8/23 (previously 7/21, postponed due to heat emergency in Philadelphia). Please join us for this summer cleanup event!

Please join United By Blue for a fun-filled Community Cleanup Event by volunteering to clean up your local waterway. The focus of the day will be cleaning up litter and debris from the shoreline of Philadelphia’s own Delaware River. This could include the removal of items as large as tires and abandoned household furniture to as small as pesky microplastics and ever-abundant snack packaging; all cleaned up with the overarching goal of stopping it from leaching into or physically entering the watershed, which in this case, includes the Delaware River!

This waterway cleanup event is in partnership with the Philadelphia Water Department, Riverfront North, and The Academy of Natural Sciences in their own efforts to support the growing need for environmental preservation and restoration through community engagement.

All cleanup participants will receive a thoughtfully crafted gift to carry their sustainability efforts into daily life, as well as complimentary refreshments for their volunteerism.

All levels of environmental stewards are welcome!

Important Details:

  • United By Blue will adhere to all local regulations pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. This event is fully outdoors and efforts will be made to keep volunteer groups spread out. While a mask is not required for this event, masks are welcome. Our reusable cleanup supplies are industrially cleaned between uses, but we welcome volunteers to bring their own supplies if they feel more comfortable.
  • All United By Blue cleanups are ability inclusive. If you anticipate needing ability-related accommodations, please contact ahead of time.
  • All volunteers who register for the cleanup through this link will receive an email the week of the cleanup with details on parking, weather, what to bring, and all other necessary details.


Frankford Boat Launch
5501 Tacony Street
Philadelphia, PA 19137 United States