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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...

Project Announcement: Andorra Stormwater Management and Sedimentation Reduction Project

Current Projects // February 22, 2018

STATUS: In Progress Spring 2018 SCHEDULE: Phase I Construction March – May 2018 FUNDING: PA Department of Environmental Protection, Growing Greener Grant Program COST: $379,500 PROJECT TEAM: A.D. Marble Engineering – Design and Permitting, Flyways Excavating – Construction PARTNERS: Philadelphia Parks...

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Hiking with Maura the Explorer

Meet at the Chestnut Hill Avenue trailhead 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…


Maple Sugar Day

Join us on Forbidden Drive (near Northwestern Avenue) for our annual MAPLE SUGAR DAY. There will be ongoing maple sugaring demonstrations, pancakes with real maple syrup, a taste test of different pancake toppings, and freshly…


Woodcock Walks at Houston Meadow

Meet local birder Martin Selzer at Houston Playground to experience the sounds and sights of the Timberdoodle. Registration suggested. Call 215-685-9285 to register. All ages.

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