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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

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...

Garlic Mustard – An Edible, Delicious Invasive

Nature // May 16, 2018

By Trish Fries, Environmental Education Program Specialist Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is a common invasive plant seen all over the forest floor in the Wissahickon and throughout the eastern United States. A native of Europe...

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May23rd

Lunch Bunch Walks & Talks w/ Linda Stern, MD Alzheimer’s

Meet at The Cedar House. Explore issues around food, health, and well-being while exercising in our beautiful park and sharing a meal together. We will take a brisk walk to the Covered Bridge and back…

May24th

Thursday Afternoon Devil’s Pool Clean Up

Meet at Valley Green Inn. Join FOW for a regular clean up of one of the most beautiful (and popular) spots of the Wissahickon. Work will consist of collecting trash, separating recycling, and general maintenance…

May25th

Hiking with Maura the Explorer

Meet at Pachella Fields.  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…

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