Devils Pool Clean Up!
9:30 AM - 1:00 pm
Come help FOW keep Devil's Pool clean! This area tends to get a high amount of litter and graffiti, especially during the warmer months. We need your help to keep the Pool clean and beautiful, and cope with the large numbers of visitors to the site. Volunteers will clean up trash and sort out recyclables. We will meet at the gate at Valley Green Road adjacent to the bridge. We will provide trash bags and gloves.
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Meet at Kitchens Lane Parking Lot
Parking is very limited, carpool, hike, or bike if you can!
The work will continue at Kitchens Lane. The work will involve some moderate tread finishing, sight line clearing, and some rock work. There is also a possibility that we may stage some large stones for the new staircase. And there will always be invasive vegetation to be cut back and removed. It will be a great day to get involved in a variety of different trail building techniques, and take a sneak peek at the new staircase!
Andorra Natural Area
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center
Back to Andorra Natural Area. After a brief hiatus from the work at Andorra, it is time to put the finishing touches on the new trail system that was recently constructed. We will address some of the old trail closure areas and monitor the health of the new trees and shrubs that were planted. The new trail is in need of some light maintenance, sight line clearing, and tread work. The majority of the work will be focused on the construction of a rock wall that will enhance the integrity and physical appearance of a new switchback that was built into the trail.
To register please contact Volunteer Coordinator Eric D. Falk at email@example.com
Volunteers are encouraged to bike, hike or carpool to work days. Registration is not required but is recommended in order to be notified in case of any changes due to weather. Workdays will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or snow. Refer to the FOW Facebook page or the FOW work day page for updates.
Work Day Tips
1) All volunteers must sign the one-time volunteer agreement and release form. You can print it up, sign and bring with you to the work day, or we will have them available at the work day sign-in table.
2) Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
3) Please arrive on time for a short orientation, safety talk and tool training.
What to Bring
1) Sturdy boots/sneakers
2) Clothing that you don't mind getting dirty!
3) Your own reusable water bottle to help reduce the waste of disposable bottles and cups
4) Refreshments are usually provided at our Saturday volunteer days. Volunteers are always welcome to bring their own snacks.
Cancellation Details for Inclement Weather
Typically we will work in a light rain or snow.
We will cancel a work day under inclement conditions such as heavy rain or snow, thunder and lighting, high winds, etc.
If conditions look uncertain the morning of the scheduled work day, check the FOW Upcoming Work Day page. If the work day is cancelled it will be posted on the Work Day page by 8 am.
For more information and to RSVP, contact our Eric Falk, Volunteer Coorindator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-247-0417 x107. Please RSVP if you plan to attend as it helps with our planning projects, and resources for the events!