Friends of Watersheds

Group of young people cleaning up a creek

The Friends of Watersheds groups are community based organizations that improve our natural environment by cleaning up watercourses, planting trees within their local watersheds, and educating residents on various stewardship issues and topics. Friends of Watersheds volunteers range in age from 8 – 80+ – there is something for everyone to do! Friends of Watersheds take action to improve the environment we all share. Some Friends participate in monthly planning activities, while some just participate in our hands-on environmental improvement events. Your level of participation is up to you! If you are interested in helping to improve water quality and natural areas near your home, join us for our meetings or events.

What do Friends Do?

Friends of Watersheds Groups work in their communities to help improve the environment. Some activities in which volunteers might participate are:

  • watercourse clean ups
  • tree planting
  • wildlife/marsh monitoring
  • exotic species removal
  • backyard & schoolyard naturalization projects
  • environmental workshops and forums
  • nature walks
  • canoe excursions
  • fundraising events

Meeting Schedule

Friends of Canard River: 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm – St. Thomas of Villanova High School

Friends of Cedar/Mill/Wigle Creek: Friends of Cedar, Mill and Wigle Creeks (FOCMWC) meet monthly (except January, July and August) to discuss environmental topics related to our local watersheds. The group’s mission includes advocacy and action relating to protecting and enhancing natural areas, combating invasive and alien species, stewardship of the watersheds and local pollution problems. An educational component is usually part of each meeting. New members and visitors welcome.