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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...

Announcing Spring Valley Talks

Education // February 27, 2019

Every year, FOW organizes informative presentations for its membership and the public, recruiting speakers that can provide insights into relative topics of public land use, environmental advocacy, Pennsylvania wildlife, and more! These “Valley Talks” are...

Fabulous Fungus in February

Education // February 20, 2019

by Faith C. Watson, FOW Trail Ambassador I like to think of the humming strands of fungal mycelia, pulsing messages and energy between and among the tree roots beneath our feet when we walk in the...

Dispatches from the Trail: The Geek in Winter

Education // January 30, 2019

By Carol Beam, FOW Trail Ambassador When did geek even become a word? Was I one in high school? If so, why didn’t I know it? If not, how did I get to be one...

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Up At The Tree House

History // January 23, 2019

From the Archives: A Wonderland of Winter Plants

Nature // January 16, 2019

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – Newsletter Printing and Mailing

Newsletter // January 16, 2019

Watershed Watch: Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Students Take Deep Analytical Dive into the Wissahickon

Education // January 10, 2019

Trail Improvement Plan: Saylor’s Grove

Current Projects // January 07, 2019

Project Update – Forbidden Drive Streambank Stabilization

Current Projects // December 19, 2018

A Conversation with a Trail Ambassador

Education // December 12, 2018