Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed: Clean Your Water

Baeder Creek

Baeder Creek is one of the main headwater tributaries of the Tookany Creek. This 1.75 mile long, branched tributary rises in Abington Township and extends to the SEPTA railroad tracks in the vicinity of the SPS Technologies.

 A rough estimation from aerial photographs of the impervious surfaces of the watershed appears to indicate that at least 25 to 40 percent of the land cover is impervious. The residential land within the watershed has well-established landscaping surrounding the predominantly older developments with an estimated age range of 30 to 60 years old. Most properties have the typical suburban lots with mowed lawns, punctuated by large specimen trees and often with non-native shrubs that provide shade.