Philadelphia Water and United by Blue's Delaware River Cleanup at Pier 68

By United By Blue (other events)

Tuesday, October 3 2017 4:00 PM 6:00 PM

Please join United by Blue, Philadelphia Water Department , Natural Lands, and Cabot for a cleanup of the Delaware River at Pier 68. Once abandoned, Pier 68 was revitalized by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation as a public pier for people to enjoy Philadelphia's natural waterfront landscape. Families enjoying a picnic, fisherman casting a line, and cyclists riding on the nearby river trail, are drawn to the pier for its majestic views of the Delaware River. 

Unfortunately, Pier 68 is often victim to pollution due to its proximity to Columbus Blvd and ajacent commercial area. In addtion, trash accumulates around Pier 68 and surrounding piers from neglectful visitors and from other debris floating down the river. Please help us to cleanup the Delaware River at Pier 68 to keep the integrity of this Philadelphia treasure. 

United by Blue will provide all of the cleanup supplies, and all volunteers will have the chance to win United by Blue prizes. We will meet at Pier 68 and fan out to the North, up to Washington Ave., and to the South beyond the piers.

As a thank you to all participating, a dinner will be catered by Cabot's Gratitude Grille, after the cleanup 

Any questions? Send us and email at

United by Blue thanks Zipcar for its transportation support during our 2017 season.  


Getting There:

Parking is available at the Wal-Mart/Old Navy parking lot in front of the pier. Volunteers should park in the lot and walk down towards the pier, keeping a lookout for the United By Blue crew.

By Bike:

Click here for a Bike Map.

By Public Transportation from Old City, Philadelphia (varies

depending on start point):

Walk to Columbus Blvd. and Race St.
Take Bus 25 towards Columbus Commons
Exit Bus at Pier 70 Blvd. and Columbus Blvd.
Walk down Pier 70 Blvd. through the parking lot to Pier 68

By Car from Old City, Philadelphia:

Head South on Columbus Blvd. and continue to follow S. Columbus Blvd. for 2 miles
Turn Left on to Pier 70 Blvd.
Park in the lot (close to Wal-Mart) and walk down towards  Pier 68, keeping a lookout for the United By Blue crew.