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Project Announcement: Forbidden Drive Streambank Stabilization Project Gets Underway

Current Projects // June 12, 2019

Friends of the Wissahickon’s (FOW) much anticipated stabilization of three major streambank collapse sites along Forbidden Drive is set to begin the week of June 17, with construction expected to be completed by the end...

All Trails Challenge: Ready, Set… GO!

Conservation // March 27, 2019

Spend your summer exploring Wissahickon Valley Park for the 2019 All Trails Challenge! Click here to start the 2019 All Trails Challenge TODAY! Mark your calendars folks, the All Trails Challenge 2019 is starting early...

From the Archives: Summer Birding in the Wissahickon

Nature // August 14, 2019

One in an occasional series in which FOW publishes articles that appeared in our publications in the past, and still resonate with us today. This piece was written by Steve Lawrence (1921-2012) for FOW’s Summer...

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Aug22nd

Thursday Trail Service

Meeting at Jeanette Street Trailhead Join FOW on Thursday for a morning of trail improvements in the park! Work will consist of regular trail improvement projects including repairing drains and grade reversals, repairing stone work,…

Aug22nd

Thursday Clean Up

Meeting at Valley Green Inn Would you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park clean and beautiful? Then join FOW on Thursday afternoon for a regular cleaning of the most visited places in…

Aug23rd

Meanderings in the Wissahickon with Shelly Brick

Meet at the Chestnut Hill Avenue entrance. Join Trail Ambassador Shelly Brick for a hike through our beautiful park. We will explore a variety of locations and “talk story,” a Hawaiian tradition. All ages are…

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