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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...

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Meanderings in the Wissahickon with Shelly Brick

Meet at Kitchen’s Lane Parking Lot 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 welcome,…


Invasive Removal Service Day

Meet at Hermit Lane Trailhead The Wissahickon is filled with a variety of beautiful plants. Many of them, unfortunately, are not native to this area and can cause a lot of harm. When an exotic…


Sketching Along the Wissahickon with Jane Klein

Meet at Rex Ave. Trailhead Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned artist, all you need is an appreciation for the beauty of the Wissahickon, along with a sketchbook, favorite pencil, and something to sit on….

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