Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed: Clean Your Water

Rock Creek

The headwaters of the 1.97 miles of Rock Creek in Cheltenham Township comes from a pipe that empties into the frequently wet land between Cedarbrook Country Club and the Pathmark supermarket. Out of the three golf courses in the watershed, this golf course has the greatest potential to be developed. The three-foot wide stream that flows through the country club is clean despite the geese droppings on the course.

 Rock Creek also meanders through Cedarbrook Middle School, where recent riparian buffer plantings help filter pollutants.  The creek then makes its way through Curtis Arboretum before joining the main stem of the Tookany Creek.