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All Trails Challenge: Ready, Set, GO!

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...

FOW Needs You!

News // October 17, 2017

When you become a volunteer with Friends of the Wissahickon, you get back as much as you give to the park. Through FOW volunteer programs, you will meet and work with others who care about...

Need Motivation to Complete the All Trails Challenge?

Wellness // October 09, 2017

Try the Four Corners method developed by Matt Palombaro and Christopher Moore, from Wyndmoor. Moore has always lived near Wissahickon Valley Park—if you don’t count his college years and a few years in central New...

Gardening and Yard Maintenance for Human and Environmental Health

Education // October 04, 2017

With fall upon us, we turn our focus to the gas-powered leaf blowers, weed trimmers, and lawn mowers. Many of us want to run in the other direction every time these machines are powered up. Although...

Support Your Favorite Public Land this Saturday

Conservation // September 25, 2017

National Public Lands Day on September 30 presents a great opportunity for people who love the Wissahickon to come out and support one of their favorite public lands. Wissahickon Valley Park was set aside as...

What to See in the Wissahickon

Education // September 19, 2017

Fall-Blooming Witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana) Our native witchhazel blooms in late autumn on 20′ to 30′ trees with broad, wavy leaves. The small, yellow flowers with four twisted, thread-like petals can be sweetly fragrant. Their elliptical...

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Checking In with the Seasonal Field Crew

Uncategorized // September 13, 2017

Devil’s Pool Update

Uncategorized // September 13, 2017

A Meadow Grows at an Urban Elementary School

Conservation // September 11, 2017

Microcosms: The World Under Our Feet

Nature // September 05, 2017

From the Archives: The Wissahickon Turnpike

Education // August 28, 2017

What Sets a City Apart? Wissahickon Valley Park

Nature // August 21, 2017