Upcoming Workdays

Help Us in the Park

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For more information or to volunteer in the Wissahickon Valley Park, contact Volunteer Coordinator Christina Anthony at anthony@fow.org or 215-247-0417, ext.351.

Upcoming Workdays

Valley Green Spruce Up Workday
Saturday, 12/9 from 9:00am – 1:00pm 

Meet @ Valley Green Inn

The area around Valley Green Inn is one of the most popular spots in the park. Thousands of people every week spend time there snacking, feeding the ducks, meeting friends, and enjoying the ambiance which means the area tends to get “extra loved”. We had a successful first workday in December, but the second was canceled due to inclement weather. There is still plenty to do and plenty of help needed!

Blue Bell Trail Closures
Saturday, 12/16 from 9:00am – 1:00pm

Meet @ Blue Bell

The Blue Bell trail area is heavily trafficked and many social trails have been formed. We are going to be spending the morning closing the social trails and encouraging park users to stay on the main trail!

 

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 9:15am and plan on being on the trails starting at 9:30 and back at Pachella by 1pm. For more information or to volunteer, contact Volunteer Coordinator, Christina Anthony at anthony@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.