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Wissahickon Valley Park Winter Curfew

Conservation // December 03, 2018

Effective Dec. 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019, the Wissahickon Valley, East and West Fairmount Park, Cobbs Creek Park, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, Tacony Creek Park, and Pennypack Park areas of the Philadelphia Parks &...

Please Steer Clear of Muddy Trails

Conservation // February 23, 2016

It’s Mud Season in Wissahickon Valley Park, and FOW is urging park users to refrain from using muddy trails. If you are leaving prints (hoof, tire, or boot), the trail is too wet to use....

Wissahickon Bird Buzz

Nature // March 07, 2019

Here is some of the latest bird buzz  from local bird whisperer Ruth Pfeffer, owner of Birding with Ruth and creator of the birding program at the Morris Arboretum. Bluebirds begin their nesting season in...

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Mar23rd

Kid Friendly Hike with Marv Schwartz

Meet at Valley Green Inn This hike takes participants along Forbidden Drive and on wooded trails with interesting geologic formations. Visit the Livezey Dam, Gorgas Creek Cave, and Fingerspan Bridge. We will stop to enjoy…

Mar24th

Spring Ephemeral Fitness Hike with Lisa Myers

Meet at Pachella Field Pavilion Join Trail Ambassador and PA Master Naturalist Lisa Myers for a Spring Ephemeral Fitness Hike.  We will be hiking the Yellow Trail, connector trails and Forbidden Drive at medium pace,…

Mar25th

Devil’s Pool Community Meeting

West Mt. Airy Neighbors will host a community meeting on seasonal use at Devil’s Pool in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR) and Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW).  We will review past meetings and discuss…

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