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All Trails Challenge: Ready, Set…

Conservation // August 09, 2017

Experience every corner of Wissahickon Valley Park and support it at the same time! Spend the fall participating in FOW’s All Trails Challenge, an exciting four-month long event that invites you to explore the Wissahickon...

What Sets a City Apart? Wissahickon Valley Park

Nature // August 21, 2017

The Wissahickon is a unique urban park and its importance to Philadelphia is clear to David Dannenberg, a former FOW Board member and long-standing volunteer and Crew Leader. The essay below appeared first on the...

Bamboo on the Run

Conservation // August 08, 2017

Like many natural areas in the mid-Atlantic region, Wissahickon Valley Park suffers from habitat degradation due to invasive plant species. Most of these species originate from area garden centers and nurseries and are planted in...

The Park and Your Health

Nature // July 31, 2017

A Conversation with Dr. Marc McKenna, M.D., Chestnut Hill Hospital Dr. McKenna is a family medicine physician at Chestnut Hill Hospital and a long-time FOW member who has always had a love for the outdoors....

Birding Along the Wissahickon

Nature // July 25, 2017

By Steve Lawrence One in an occasional series in which FOW publishes articles that appeared in our publications in the past, and still resonate with us today. This piece was written by Steve Lawrence (1921-2012)...

What to See in the Wissahickon 

Nature // July 18, 2017

APPEARING NOW along the creek Jewel Weed (Impatiens capensis) This native plant is also called “Touch Me Not” (That name makes you want to touch them, right?), and the ripe seed pods pop on touch. The orange drooping...

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Fireflies: A Gateway to Beetles

Nature // July 10, 2017

A Short Summer Stroll in the Wissahickon

Nature // July 06, 2017

Summer Safety in the Wissahickon

Education // June 27, 2017

Notes from GROVE

Conservation // June 20, 2017

Director’s Notebook: Who Provides Your Drinking Water?

Conservation // June 14, 2017

From the Archives: The Indian Statue in the Wissahickon

Education // June 06, 2017