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Project Announcement: Andorra Stormwater Management and Sedimentation Reduction Project

Current Projects // February 22, 2018

By Peg Shaw, Director of Land Management Phase I of FOW’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) project in Andorra is set to begin construction in March and be completed by early June. This unique project, funded by...

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

Conservation // February 14, 2018

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 Fairmount Park gems, and...

How to Report a Problem w/ Textizen

Uncategorized // April 25, 2018

With an office of only 11 full time staff members, FOW relies on the public to report issues they observe in the park in order to address them in a timely manner, and ensure the...

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Apr27th

Hiking with Maura the Explorer

Meet at Kitchen’s Lane.  Join FOW Executive Director Maura McCarthy for a hike each month. She will tour a different section of the Wissahickon during each hike and talk about her park experiences, as well…

Apr27th

Look Out for Lantern Fly

The invasive Spotted Lantern Fly has arrived in our area. It’s a new invasive insect that is rapidly spreading into our region, threatening our fruit crops and our native forest. Join us to learn to…

Apr28th

Annual Creek Cleanup and Talkin’ Trash Picnic

Creek Clean Up from 9 to 11 am at 4900 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, 19128 Talkin’ Trash Picnic from 11 am to 1 pm at Fort Washington State Park FOW and our partners at the Wissahickon…

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