Upcoming Workdays

Help Us in the Park

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

Upcoming Workdays

Thursday, 6/14 - Afternoon Devil's Pool Cleanup

Thursday, 6/14
1-4 pm
Meet at Valley Green Inn

Join FOW for a regular clean up of one of the most beautiful (and popular) spots of the Wissahickon. Work will consist of collecting trash, separating recycling, and general maintenance of the area. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and bring a water bottle. For more information contact Shawn Green at green@fow.org

Register Here!

Thursday, 6/7 - Afternoon Devil's Pool Cleanup

Thursday, 6/7
1-4 pm
Meet at Valley Green Inn

Join FOW for a regular clean up of one of the most beautiful (and popular) spots of the Wissahickon. Work will consist of collecting trash, separating recycling, and general maintenance of the area. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and bring a water bottle. For more information contact Shawn Green at green@fow.org

Register Here!

Thursday, 5/30 - Afternoon Devil's Pool Cleanup

Thursday, 5/23
1-4 pm
Meet at Valley Green Inn

Join FOW for a regular clean up of one of the most beautiful (and popular) spots of the Wissahickon. Work will consist of collecting trash, separating recycling, and general maintenance of the area. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and bring a water bottle. For more information contact Shawn Green at green@fow.org

Register Here!

 

Thursday, 5/24 - Afternoon Devil's Pool Cleanup

Thursday, 5/23
1-4 pm
Meet at Valley Green Inn

Join FOW for a regular clean up of one of the most beautiful (and popular) spots of the Wissahickon. Work will consist of collecting trash, separating recycling, and general maintenance of the area. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and bring a water bottle. For more information contact Shawn Green at green@fow.org

Register Here!

Saturday, 6/2 - National Trails Day

Saturday, 6/2
9-1 pm
Meet at Valley Green Inn

Join us as we spruce up the PA Trail of the Year for 2018 – Forbidden Drive – for National Trails Day! Designated a National Recreation Trail in 1975, Forbidden Trail connects users with many historic landmarks, 50 miles of natural surface trails, and a regional trail network that takes them into Pennsylvania’s countryside on the Schuylkill River Trail and The Circuit. We will be working all along the Drive that morning

Register Here!

Saturday, 6/9 - Devil's Pool Cleanup

Saturday, 6/9
9-1 pm
Meet at Valley Green Inn

Before emptying into the Schuylkill River, Wissahickon Creek runs for 23 miles through Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties. Part of creek forms the Wissahickon Valley, a National Natural Landmark and part of the Fairmount Park system. The Wissahickon Creek is a treasure to many Philadelphians and visitors to the area, who are searching for an escape to nature, providing recreation for hiking, biking, and fishing. Devil’s Pool, a popular destination within the park, attracts swimmers and picnickers. Due to the park’s heavy recreational activity, and proximity to Philadelphia, trash collects in the creek and moves with with water.  Please help us to clean up the Wissahickon Creek and Devil’s Pool to preserve the natural beauty of the Wissahickon Valley.

Register Here!

Recurring Workdays

Thursdays

Trail Maintenance 
Thursdays, 9:30 am – 12 pm
Meet at Pachella Field
Thursday morning trail maintenance workdays will begin June 7.  Thursday mornings are dedicated to much needed trail work! Work will consist of regular trail maintenance projects including repairing drains and grade reversals, repairing stone work, narrowing widened trails, and emergency trail repairs. We meet at Pachella Field at 9:30 and then head off to the work site.

Devil’s Pool Clean-Up
Thursdays, 1 – 4 pm
Meet at Valley Green Inn
Thursday afternoons are dedicated to cleaning up Devil’s Pool, one of the most beautiful – but very popular – areas of the park. We meet outside at Valley Green Inn at 1:00 before hiking to Devil’s Pool.

Register for future Thursday work days on our events page!

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.

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.

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.