There is significantly less trash at Devil's Pool now than there had been earlier in the summer, according to the Friends of the Wissahickon.
The organization, which has been working with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) this summer, has been attempting to educate people on leaving trash there and on issues surrounding swimming in the popular destination. Swimming in the Wissahickon Creek is illegal, but many do it anyway, particularly in the Devil's Pool area.
The SCA crew has reported they are finding approximately 95 percent of litter at the area left in bags. That's an improvement over previous years.
Police have also often been patrolling the area and issuing citations to people who litter or swim.
Park rangers from the city's Parks & Recreation department have also increased their presence in the Wissahickon. They're focusing on potential violations like illegal parking, swimming, diving, littering. Rangers are also working to ensure open container laws are followed and that all dogs in the park are on a six-foot leash.