Upcoming Workdays

Help Us in the Park

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For more information or to volunteer in the Wissahickon Valley Park, contact marley@fow.org or the FOW office at 215-247-0417.

Upcoming Workdays

Vine Cutting Work Day
Saturday, 2/17
9 am – 1 pm
Blue Bell Hill Parking Lot

There are many types of vines commonly found in the park and most are invasive, causing lots of damage to our already fragile tree canopy. Vine species like Oriental Bittersweet, Wisteria, Honeysuckle, and English Ivy are all aggressively invasive and will be targeted during the workday. At this workday, you will learn how to identify these vines and how to remove them. Additionally, you will learn how to identify and avoid Poison Ivy and why it is a beneficial native plan that we like to keep around.

Register for this work day here.

Workday Tips 

What to Bring

  • Sturdy boots/sneakers.
  • Clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty!
  • Your own reusable water bottle to help reduce waste.
  • Refreshments are usually provided at volunteer days, but volunteers are welcome to bring their own snacks.

Cancellation Details for Inclement Weather

  • Typically, we will work in a light rain or snow. (We’re tough like that.)
  • Workdays will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or snow, thunder and lighting, high winds, etc. Visit FOW’s Facebook page or this page for updates. If the workday is cancelled it will be posted by 8 am.

Recurring Workdays

Saturdays

There’s no better way to be friends than to help us in the park with trail maintenance, invasive weed removal, planting, and general clean-ups from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesdays

Join us for structure repair and construction from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information or to volunteer, contact Field Coordinator, John Holback at holback@fow.org or 215-381-2947

Thursdays

Join FOW on Thursdays for a morning of trail maintenance in the park! Work will consist of regular trail maintenance projects including repairing drains and grade reversals, repairing stone work, narrowing widened trails, and emergency trail repairs.  Meet at Pachella Field (6751 Henry Ave.) at 9:30 am and plan on being on the trails starting at 9:45 and back at Pachella by 1 pm. For more information or to volunteer, contact marley@fow.org.

Third Saturday of the Month

Join Friends of Cresheim Trail to improve the trails in the Cresheim Creek area. Meet at the entrance at Lincoln Drive and Allen’s Lane at 10 a.m. Wear sturdy shoes, and long pants and long sleeves to protect against poison ivy. Tools and gloves provided and coffee and snacks will be served. (Yum!) For more information or to volunteer, contact Friends of Cresheim Trail at info@cresheimtrail.org or 215-715-9159.