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Project Announcement: Forbidden Drive Streambank Stabilization Project Gets Underway

Current Projects // June 12, 2019

Friends of the Wissahickon’s (FOW) much anticipated stabilization of three major streambank collapse sites along Forbidden Drive is set to begin the week of June 17, with construction expected to be completed by the end...

Up at the Tree House: The Great Beech

Conservation // October 17, 2019

By Christina Moresi, Wissahickon Environmental Center In 2006, I was new to teaching in the Wissahickon and learning the trails of Andorra. As I was shown the key trail sites– Andorra Meadow, Cucumber Meadow, The...

What to See This Autumn in the Wissahickon

Education // October 02, 2019

By Wendy Willard, FOW Crew Leader and Trail Ambassador, Horticulturist and Landscape Designer  Fall-Blooming Witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana) Our native witchhazel blooms in late autumn on 20′ to 30′ trees with broad, wavy leaves. The small,...

Request for Proposals: Valley Green Run Restoration and Pedestrian Bridge Project

Current Projects // October 01, 2019

The Friends of the Wissahickon (“the Friends” or “FOW”) is accepting proposals to enter into a Master Services Agreement to provide Design, Permitting and Construction services for the Friends within the boundaries of the Wissahickon...

Forbidden Drive Streambank Stabilization Project Progressing

Conservation // September 25, 2019

Despite the intense storms, high heat, and stifling humidity the summer of 2019 gave us, FOW’s Forbidden Drive Streambank Stabilization Project is moving steadily along. RiverLogic Solutions has completed the stabilization process at the Valley...

Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie Hoellein

Conservation // September 18, 2019

Each season, we like to highlight the experiences of one of our outstanding volunteers. This time around, we decided to check in with Trail Ambassador, Debbie Hoellein. How did you decide to volunteer with FOW?...

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Love Where You Live & Celebrate FOW’s 95th Anniversary!

Conservation // September 11, 2019

2019 All Trails Challenge Results

Conservation // September 11, 2019

From the Archives: Summer Birding in the Wissahickon

Nature // August 14, 2019

Partner Spotlight: NaturePHL

Nature // July 31, 2019

Volunteer Picks: The Best of the Wissahickon

Nature // July 24, 2019

The Park and Your Health-A Conversation with Lee Jablow, M.D., Chestnut Hill Hospital

Education // July 17, 2019

Up at the Tree House… Meadows, Milkweed, & Monarchs

Conservation // July 11, 2019