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Summer Safety in the Wissahickon

Education // June 27, 2017

It’s a beautiful, secluded, and popular spot to visit on a hot summer day, but Devil’s Pool in Wissahickon Valley Park is also a dangerous and illegal place to swim. That’s why Friends of the...

Notes from GROVE

Conservation // June 20, 2017

This year marks the tenth anniversary of GROVE, the art installation created by Louise Barteau and installed in Carpenter’s Woods near the corner of Sedgwick Street and Wissahickon Avenue in 2007. (See the photo above.)...

Director’s Notebook: Who Provides Your Drinking Water?

Conservation // June 14, 2017

In case you missed it, PennFuture declared June “Water is Life Month” to focus on the causes and solutions to our critical water problems. In addition, Philadelphia was the site of the annual conference of...

From the Archives: The Indian Statue in the Wissahickon

Education // June 06, 2017

This month, we celebrate the 115th anniversary of the iconic Indian Statue in Wissahickon Valley Park by reprinting an article on its history. This is part of our occasional series in which FOW publishes articles...

All Trails Challenge: Ready, Set…

Conservation // May 27, 2017

Enjoy Wissahickon Valley Park and support it at the same time! The Friends of the Wissahickon All Trails Challenge (ATC) is an exciting four-month long event that invites you to explore the beautiful Wissahickon by...

The Summit Avenue Reroute . . . at Long Last

Current Projects // May 25, 2017

What better way to celebrate National Trails Day than by breaking ground on a long-awaited trail reroute! FOW and our volunteer trail crew leaders had a great time working there on June 3rd and will...

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Volunteers Needed for National Trails Day on June 3

Conservation // May 24, 2017

From the Director: Your Votes Can Raise $100,000 for Wissahickon Valley Park

Uncategorized // May 16, 2017

Messing About With Big Rocks

Restoration // May 10, 2017

The Wissahickon Flows Through It

Education // May 03, 2017

FOW Seeks Seasonal Field Assistants

Current Projects // April 26, 2017

It’s Hip to Support FOW on Mother’s Day

News // April 18, 2017