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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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May20th

Backpacking Basics w/ Lisa Myers and Shawn Green

Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center. Have you been curious about backcountry camping, but not sure where to start? Join experienced backpackers Lisa and Shawn as they discuss essential gear, clothing, preparation, safety precautions, and…

May21st

Devil’s Pool Community Meeting w/ West Mt. Airy Neighbors

West Mt. Airy Neighbors will host a community meeting in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR), Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW), and the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) to discuss these organizations’ current initiatives regarding…

May23rd

Butterfly Walk w/ Kris Soffa

Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center. Join FOW Trail Ambassador and PA Master Naturalist Kris Soffa for a mini nature safari where you’ll sharpen your senses and learn fascinating facts about butterflies. We’ll hike to…

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