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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

The Pennsylvania Department of 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...

Volunteer Spotlight: Morgan Sims

News // May 23, 2018

How do you volunteer with FOW? Woodshop, or “The Hive,” as some of the guys affectionately call it. We make trail signs, bird, and bat houses, benches, picnic tables, fence railings, and whatever else the...

Garlic Mustard – An Edible, Delicious Invasive

Nature // May 16, 2018

By Trish Fries, Environmental Education Program Specialist Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is a common invasive plant seen all over the forest floor in the Wissahickon and throughout the eastern United States. A native of Europe...

Groove is in the Hartwell Lane Trailhead

Education // May 08, 2018

By Shawn Green On beautiful summer weekends, when the Valley Green parking areas are overflowing with cars and people, it might seem hard to believe that just a short distance away is a quiet, less-used...

What to See in the Wissahickon

Nature // May 01, 2018

By Wendy Willard, Trail Ambassador and Crew Leader with Don Simon, Trail Ambassador Skunk Cabbage (a.k.a. Polecat Weed) Symplocarpus foetidus Skunk cabbage is a late winter to early spring ephemeral, one of the first signs...

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FOW is Hiring- Seasonal Outreach Assistants

News // May 01, 2018

FOW is Hiring- Seasonal Field Coordinator

News // April 25, 2018

How to Report a Problem w/ Textizen

Conservation // April 25, 2018

Bluebirding: Walking the meadows in search of new families

Conservation // April 17, 2018

From the Archives: Return of a Woodpecker

Nature // April 10, 2018

Fallen Trees? FOW Volunteer Sawyers to the Rescue

Conservation // April 04, 2018

Friends of the Wissahickon Now Issuing Philadelphia Natural Surface Trail Permits

News // March 28, 2018

Get Inspired! Enter the Wissahickon Photo Contest.

News // March 21, 2018