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Valley Green Inn

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Valley Green Road
Philadelphia, 19128 United States

April 2019

Hiking with Maura the Explorer

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Valley Green Inn, Valley Green Road
Philadelphia, 19128 United States
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Meet at Valley Green Inn Join FOW Executive Director Maura McCarthy for a hike each month. She will tour a different section of the Wissahickon during each hike and talk about her park experiences, as well as point out any recent improvements by FOW. Bring your hiking shoes and be ready to share your favorite Wissahickon stories with her! This month, we will meet at historic Valley Green Inn and hike the Orange Trail south to the Mt Airy Avenue…

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Kid Friendly Hike with Marv Schwartz

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Valley Green Inn, Valley Green Road
Philadelphia, 19128 United States
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Meet at Valley Green Inn This hike takes participants along Forbidden Drive and on wooded trails with interesting geologic formations. Visit the Livezey Dam, Gorgas Creek Cave, and Fingerspan Bridge. We will stop to enjoy our snacks and continue on to Devil’s Pool and Pee Wee Rock on return to the Valley Green Inn. Distance: 2.2 miles Difficulty: Moderate Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Unless otherwise…

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May 2019

Valley Talk: Pests, Pollinators, and You in a Changing Climate

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Valley Green Inn, Valley Green Road
Philadelphia, 19128 United States
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Have you experienced the changing climate?  Insects certainly have, and while overall populations are dramatically declining, some less desirable species are adapting and moving into new areas.  In this talk we will consider how local threats like spotted lanternfly, hemlock wooly adelgid, and emerald ash borer, and beneficial species of pollinators and predators, will react as the climate changes.  There’s a lot that we don’t know, but a lot we can do to become more resilient now and in the…

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A Charming Walk for Seniors with Bruce Wagner

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Valley Green Inn, Valley Green Road
Philadelphia, 19128 United States
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Meet at Valley Green Inn This walk is just for the seniors who think they can’t walk the Wissahickon Woods.  We will follow the paths from VGI to Rex Ave at a pace that assures that everyone can be comfortable. On the way, we will learn some about the Wissahickon Valley, and make sure we stop to smell the roses.  Be sure to wear sturdy footwear (there’s always rocks), and have a windbreaker and water.  If you use a walking…

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Kid Friendly Hike with Marv Schwartz

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Valley Green Inn, Valley Green Road
Philadelphia, 19128 United States
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Meet at Valley Green Inn This hike takes participants along Forbidden Drive and on wooded trails with interesting geologic formations. Visit the Livezey Dam, Gorgas Creek Cave, and Fingerspan Bridge. We will stop to enjoy our snacks and continue on to Devil’s Pool and Pee Wee Rock on return to the Valley Green Inn. Distance: 2.2 miles Difficulty: Moderate Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Unless otherwise…

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