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All Trails Challenge: Ready, Set, GO!

Conservation // June 26, 2018

The 2018 All Trails Challenge has started! Click here to sign up! Get started now! STEP 1  Register here for the 2018 All Trails Challenge and follow the link to create your supporter page. All...

Pennsylvania Names Philadelphia’s Forbidden Drive as 2018 Trail of the Year

Conservation // February 14, 2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that Forbidden Drive located in Wissahickon Valley Park, has been named 2018 Trail of the Year. “This trail truly is among so many...

My favorite time of year…. you’ll hear Whispers along the Wissahickon

Events // September 19, 2018

By Giulia Morrone, Development Manager Fall is such a special time in the Wissahickon. The leaves turn into vibrant bursts of red and orange, the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, goldenrod pops...

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Twilight Moonrise & Sunset Walk with Margaret Kinnevy & Kris Soffa, PA Master Naturalist

Meet at Houston Playground. Welcome Autumn with a twilight walk to watch the full moon rise over the Houston Meadow just at sunset. Observe the stillness and astronomical balance as we say goodbye to Summer….


Full Moon Hike

Hike by the light of the full and enjoy the peaceful sounds of the darkened forest. Discover the tree silhouettes against the moonlit sky, listen to the crunching sounds of the fallen leaves, or maybe…


What the Catfish saw- Climate Change in Wissahickon

The northeast region gets wetter and hotter from human induced changes in climate. The animals and plants are not the only ones affected by the trend toward extreme weather patterns. Climate change has been impacting…

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