International Coastal Clean-up 2011 / Fall Clean-up

  • 15 Oct 2011
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Locktender's House, Lock 60


  • volunteer for the day or a few hours to help clean-up the 3-mile linear greenway, Schuylkill Canal Park

Registration is closed


The Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Clean-up Day, coordinated locally by SCA, is an international clean up effort performed by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world with the goal of removing trash and debris from our area beaches, lakes, and streams.  Volunteers of all ages from every continent form the largest volunteer event on behalf of clean oceans and waterways. This year is the 26th annual clean-up effort - amazing! 

This year's Schuylkill Canal ICC Fall Clean-up is again sponsored by the Altria Group of Companies, Montgomery County Parks & Heritage Services, PA Cleanways, Verizon TelecomPioneers and SCA.

Volunteers should plan to meet at the Locktender's House located at Lock 60 in Mont Clare anytime after 8:00 AM, enjoy a small continental breakfast and then be ready to get to work by 9:00 AM.  All the equipment will be supplied by SCA; gloves, trash bags and tools will be provided.  Some of the tasks to be completed:

  • remove debris from Schuylkill Canal between Lock 60 and the terminus in Port Providence 
  • remove debris in Schuylkill River between Lock 60 and the terminus in Port Providence
  • clear trails above Lock 60 included but not limited to the trail leading upstream to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park
  • litter pick-up and disposal along Schuylkill River's east bank from Black Rock Dam to the Rt. 29 Bridge.
  • Adding to this event will be the ongoing flood debris clean-up after going through at least two (if not more) flooding events this fall.

Please plan to volunteer whatever time you can allow; and please do dress according to the weather and in comfortable clothes and shoes that can get dirty and wet.  If you plan to participate with on-the-water activities, please bring a change of clothing.

Lunch will be served (hot dogs, hamburgers & salads) starting at 12 Noon at the Locktender;s House for volun teers there at that time for the day.  Water and snacks will be available throughout the event.

Volunteers can register to participate in a variety of ways; send an email to, please include name and number of volunteers attending with any comments related to your participation or register online.  You can also register via the Ocean Conservancy website at

If there is inclement weather, a message will be posted on this website as soon as possible or call SCA's office #, 610-917-0021, or send an email to, to inquire.  The rain date for the clean-up will be the following Saturday, October 22nd, same time, place and program.



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