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Volunteers Needed for National Trails Day on June 3

Conservation // May 24, 2017

Friends of the Wissahickon is holding two work events in celebration of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Interested volunteers can choose to lend extra hands and muscle at either the legendary Devil’s Pool,...

From the Director: Your Votes Can Raise $100,000 for Wissahickon Valley Park

Uncategorized // May 16, 2017

Friends of the Wissahickon is one of three finalists in the running for a $100,000 donation from “NRG Gives,” a charitable-giving program sponsored by the NRG Retail Charitable Foundation. Voting runs through May 19, and...

Messing About With Big Rocks

Restoration // May 10, 2017

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.–Mark Twain. I could wax rhapsodic about stone. In fact I have. Almost everything on earth began as...

The Wissahickon Flows Through It

Education // May 03, 2017

The Wissahickon Creek and Valley weave in and out of the narrative history of Fairmount Park in Professor Elizabeth Milroy’s The Grid and the River: Philadelphia’s Green Places, 1682-1876 (Penn State UP, 2016). How and...

FOW Seeks Seasonal Field Assistants

Current Projects // April 26, 2017

Job Announcement Position: Seasonal Field Assistant Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) is seeking three (3) Seasonal Field Assistants to assist us with our goals of community engagement, providing safe and attractive infrastructure and fostering ecologically...

It’s Hip to Support FOW on Mother’s Day

News // April 18, 2017

Looking for a great Mother’s Day gift? Opt out of breakfast in bed (too messy anyway) and head over to the Wissahickon for brunch at the Valley Green Inn. After brunch, take a hike while...

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Wissahickon Forest Fights Global Warming

Education // April 11, 2017

An Ode to Stone

Education // April 05, 2017

Director’s Notebook: Trout Fishing in the Wissahickon

Conservation // March 29, 2017

Tuned In to the Wissahickon

Conservation // March 23, 2017

Walking on Thin Ice—in the Wissahickon

Education // March 15, 2017

An Iconic Tour Everyone Will Enjoy

Nature // March 09, 2017