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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...

National Moth Week 2018- July 21-28; A global celebration of moths and biodiversity

Conservation // July 18, 2018

By Kris Soffa While you’re sleeping each night, the Wissahickon Valley Park is brimming with activity, as nocturnal creatures large and small perform their nightly rituals. Deer and other mammals set out to complete their appointed rounds...

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Trails Less Traveled: Something Old, Something New with Gerry Schweiger

Meet at the “Cherokee” parking lot of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy adjacent to the SCH athletic fields. For GPS and internet: 8015 Cherokee Street Philadelphia, PA 19118. We will visit SCH’s new hiking trails and…


Geology of the Wissahickon with Sarah West & Lisa Myers

Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House) Come learn the story found in the rocks of the Wissahickon! Join Trail Ambassadors Sarah West and Lisa Myers for a presentation on the rocks of the…


14th District PSA 4 Meeting

Meet at the Dorothy Emanuel Recreation Center. Join Lt. Dandridge and the Philadelphia Police Department as they share their concerns, strategies, and solutions to address public safety issues pertaining to the 14th District.  

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