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Ruffian Tittmann Named New Friends of the Wissahickon Executive Director

News // November 18, 2019

We are excited to announce that Ruffian Tittmann has been named FOW’s new executive director, effective January 1, 2020. She currently serves as FOW’s deputy director. Tittmann succeeds Maura McCarthy, Ph.D., who has served in...

Calling All Stewards!

Volunteers // November 05, 2019

Since Friends of the Wissahickon formed in 1924, we have only been able to continue our conservation mission in the park with the work of volunteers. Trail improvements, habitat restoration, clearing fallen trees, free guided...

Project Update: Forbidden Drive Streambank Stabilization Complete

Current Projects // October 31, 2019

Friends of the Wissahickon is excited to announce the completion of its extraordinary Forbidden Drive Streambank Stabilization Project. The RiverLogic Solutions and Applied Ecological Services (AES) crews have hauled their equipment off site, removed all...

Park News Alert

News // October 24, 2019

In the late morning of Wednesday, October 23, a park user reported to FOW an incident that occurred on a Wissahickon Valley Park trail between Livezey Lane and Kitchen’s Lane. According to 14th District Police...

Up at the Tree House: The Great Beech

Conservation // October 17, 2019

By Christina Moresi, Wissahickon Environmental Center In 2006, I was new to teaching in the Wissahickon and learning the trails of Andorra. As I was shown the key trail sites– Andorra Meadow, Cucumber Meadow, The...

What to See This Autumn in the Wissahickon

Education // October 02, 2019

By Wendy Willard, FOW Crew Leader and Trail Ambassador, Horticulturist and Landscape Designer  Fall-Blooming Witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana) Our native witchhazel blooms in late autumn on 20′ to 30′ trees with broad, wavy leaves. The small,...

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Request for Proposals: Valley Green Run Restoration and Pedestrian Bridge Project

Current Projects // October 01, 2019

Forbidden Drive Streambank Stabilization Project Progressing

Conservation // September 25, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie Hoellein

Conservation // September 18, 2019

Love Where You Live & Celebrate FOW’s 95th Anniversary!

Conservation // September 11, 2019

2019 All Trails Challenge Results

Conservation // September 11, 2019

From the Archives: Summer Birding in the Wissahickon

Nature // August 14, 2019