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Rescheduled: Trails and Troegs for OktoberForest
October 27 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
This event has been rescheduled for 11/17 due to impending weather.
Volunteer Work Day with FOW and The Nature Conservancy, 9 am- 1pm, meet at the Upper Andorra parking lot (access this lot from W. Northwestern Avenue and Ridge Pike)
Historic Hike with Hidden City’s Brad Maule & the Young Friends of Preservation Alliance, 11 am-1 pm, meet at The Cedars House (Registration link coming soon)
Beer Tasting with Troegs for attendees of the hike & volunteer event, 1-3 pm
Friends of the Wissahickon, Hidden City, The Nature Conservancy, Troegs Independent Brewery & the Young Friends of Preservation Alliance are teaming up to celebrate healthy forest, clean water and great beer in Wissahickon Valley Park. The Nature Conservancy’s OktoberForest is a campaign to raise awareness for the role healthy forests play in filtering water, beer’s main ingredient. What better place to celebrate then the 1800-acre Wissahickon Valley Park! The dense forests within the park protect one of the city’s most vital resources, the Wissahickon Creek, which provides drinking water for up to 350,000 Philadelphians.
On Saturday, October 27 we’ll be offering a historic hike and trail maintenance volunteer work day that will conclude with a Troegs Beer tasting at the Wissahickon Environmental Center. Hidden City and Young Friends of Preservation Alliance will lead a history-filled trail hike led by Brad Maule and Friends of the Wissahickon will host a trail maintenance volunteer work day in the Andorra Natural Area. We’ll follow up our respective explorations with a beer tasting event with the Nature Conservancy and Troegs. The beer tasting is only open to attendees of the hike or work day who are 21+. Space is limited and registration is required, so sign up quickly. Registration link for the history hike coming soon!
Workdays will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or snow, thunder and lightning, high winds, etc. Visit FOW’s Facebook page or the Upcoming Work Days page for updates. If the workday is cancelled it will be posted by 8 am.