Keep up to date with the park...

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 &...

From the Archives: A Wonderland of Winter Plants

Nature // January 16, 2019

One in an occasional series in which FOW publishes articles that appeared in our publications in the past, and still resonate with us today. This piece was written by Anne M. Brennan, former Horticulture Section...

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – Newsletter Printing and Mailing

Newsletter // January 16, 2019

PROJECT SUMMARY Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) seeks a firm to provide printing and mailing of its quarterly newsletter. FOW is need of a company to begin printing its newsletters with the spring 2019 issue,...

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

Education // January 10, 2019

(Excerpted from a September 2018 SCH news article) For the past 25 years, Springside Chestnut Hill (SCH) Academy students have been testing water samples, evaluating stream biodiversity, and analyzing the surrounding riparian zone along the...

Trail Improvement Plan: Saylor’s Grove

Current Projects // January 07, 2019

Friends of the Wissahickon, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, is planning trail and habitat improvements in the park located across from Saylors Grove along West Rittenhouse Street. Historically, this area was a quarry...

Project Update – Forbidden Drive Streambank Stabilization

Current Projects // December 19, 2018

by Peg Shaw, FOW Director of Land Management Overview For the majority of its length, Forbidden Drive is perched high on the banks of Wissahickon Creek, occupying a transition zone between the Creek and the...

More News

A Conversation with a Trail Ambassador

Education // December 12, 2018

From the Director’s Notebook: The Wissahickon Needs Your Support this Giving Tuesday

Conservation // November 27, 2018

From the Archives: Native vs. Invasive

Conservation // November 14, 2018

Calling All Stewards!

Conservation // November 07, 2018

Keep on Rolling with All Trails Challenge!

News // October 31, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight- Trail Ambassadors Eileen & Gordon Best

Newsletter // October 24, 2018