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Project Announcement: Andorra Stormwater Management and Sedimentation Reduction Project

Current Projects // February 22, 2018

By Peg Shaw, Director of Land Management Phase I of FOW’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) project in Andorra is set to begin construction in March and be completed by early June. This unique project, funded by...

Pennsylvania Names Philadelphia’s Forbidden Drive as 2018 Trail of the Year

Conservation // February 14, 2018

Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that Forbidden Drive located in Wissahickon Valley Park, has been named 2018 Trail of the Year. “This trail truly is among so many Fairmount Park gems, and...

Winter Wilds: Reflections on Winter Hiking

Nature // March 15, 2018

By Carol Beam I can understand the first impulse: No. No way. Not happening. No thanks. That’s how lots of people react to the invitation to hike in the dead of winter. Sure, it’s going...

Volunteer for FOW’s Super Saturday Work Days this Spring

Conservation // March 07, 2018

The ground may still be snow-covered, but we’re planning for Spring with cleanups, trail work, and planting. We can’t do all this work alone-we need your help. Join the community that cares for the Wissahickon-attend...

Sweet Dreams of Sugar Season

Education // February 21, 2018

By Christina Moresi, M.Ed., Wissahickon Environmental Center At the Tree House, winter is a time of preparation for spring. We spend our days cleaning, organizing, planning, creating, greeting adventurous winter visitors, teaching, and dreaming of...

There and Back Again: The Upper Parking Lot Loop

Nature // February 14, 2018

By John Holback There are approximately 50 miles of trails in the Wissahickon Park. Three trails (Orange, White, and Yellow) run parallel to the creek for more or less the whole length of the park,...

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From the Archives: Winter Birding in the Wissahickon

Wildlife--birds // February 07, 2018

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Education // February 01, 2018

Partner Spotlight: Friends of the Cresheim Trail

Conservation // January 23, 2018

What to See in the Wissahickon

Nature // January 16, 2018

What’s Going on in the Wissahickon

Conservation // January 11, 2018

Director’s Notebook: Strategic Blueprint 2018-2020

Conservation // January 04, 2018