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What to See in the Wissahickon

By Wendy Willard

    What to See in the Wissahickon - Friends of Wissahickon
    By Wendy Willard American Holly (Ilex opaca) The American holly is an evergreen that bears showy fruit and a truly deer resistant Holly (yeah!), found in moist, well-drained soils, frequently in shaded woods. The trees are densely pyramidal when young, but become more open with age.
    https://www.fow.org

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Jan 11

What’s Going on in the Wissahickon

By Peg Shaw, Project Manager

    What's Going on in the Wissahickon - Friends of Wissahickon
    By Peg Shaw, Project Manager Construction at Andorra/Wissahickon Environmental Center FOW's Andorra Natural Area Stormwater Management and Sediment Reduction Project is scheduled for construction from March-June 2018. FOW first announced this project in the winter 2016 newsletter. This project will decrease sediment loads in the Wissahickon Creek by capturing and infiltrating surface stormwater flows throughout ...
    https://www.fow.org

Jan 09

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

Join the conversation at State Representative Pam DeLissio's 69th Townhall Meeting. Details below.

    DeLissio to discuss the budget process at her 69th January 20 town hall
    PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 5 - State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will hold her 69th town hall meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 in Roxborough Memorial Hospital's Wolcoff Auditorium, 5800 Ridge Ave. DeLissio will discuss the failure of the current state budget and how the...
    http://www.pahouse.com

Jan 08

Happy New Year! Become a member of WICA or re...

Happy New Year! Become a member of WICA or renew your membership today for just $10 a year! This can be done through our website using PayPal or in person at a meeting. All memberships need to be renewed annually in January. Membership dues help fund the organization and members get to vote on WICA activity.

    Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association Membership
    Membership in the Wissahickon Interested Citizen's Association is open to all resident's within our association boundaries over the age of 18. Membership is open to both resident home owners and tenants in our neighborhood.
    http://wissahickon.us

Jan 08

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

The WICA General Membership meets the second Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held in the Board Room of Northern Children’s Services. The entrance can be found on the Righter Street side of the main building. All are welcome to attend.

    General Membership Meeting
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Director’s Notebook: Strategic Blueprint 2018-2020

What is Wissahickon Valley Park? This is the question we posed at a public meeting in January of this year, part of a public dialogue that helped us determine what is achievable for FOW’s Strategic Blueprint 2018-2020.  Through this meeting and the entire process of developing the Blueprint, we learned that the Wissahickon is not simply a nature preserve, a woodland, a forest, an urban park, or a watershed park. It is all these things and more.

    Director's Notebook: Strategic Blueprint 2018-2020 - Friends of Wissahickon
    What is Wissahickon Valley Park? This is the question we posed at a public meeting in January of this year, part of a public dialogue that helped us determine what is achievable for FOW's Strategic Blueprint 2018-2020. Through this meeting and the entire process of developing the Blueprint, we learned that the Wissahickon is not ...
    https://www.fow.org

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8 Great Ways to Support the Wissahickon

There is still time to put Wissahickon Valley Park on your gift list and FOW has eight great ways for you to support the park!

    8 Great Ways to Support the Wissahickon - Friends of Wissahickon
    There is still time to put Wissahickon Valley Park on your gift list and FOW has eight great ways for you to support the park! 1-Donate directly to FOW. Your contribution, big or small, is what drives our success in caring for this amazing urban watershed park. 2-Become a Friend of the Wissahickon.
    https://www.fow.org

Dec 19

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

    Philadelphia City Planning Commission | Philadelphia2035
    Philadelphia2035: Guiding Philadelphia's Growth and Development City of Philadelphia's Comprehensive Plan
    https://www.phila2035.com

Dec 17

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Sheriff's fund established to benefit deputy who lost 2 sons in Schwenksville fire

The Pennsylvania State Police on Thursday said that a faulty extension cord was to blame for the early-morning blaze. The cord was plugged into a space heater in a porch area of the family’s home on the 900 block of Summit Avenue.

    Sheriff's fund established to benefit deputy who lost 2 sons in Schwenksville fire
    Montgomery County Deputy Sheriff Bryan Lukens' two sons, Bryan Jr., 11, and Parker, 6, died in the Dec. 13, 2017, blaze at the family's Schwenksville home, which was destroyed. The Sheriff's Office set up a fund to benefit the family.
    http://www.philly.com

Dec 15

FOW is Hiring

Friends of the Wissahickon is hiring for the following positions.  Applications are being accepted and considered on a rolling basis.  Please visit the Idealist posting for a detailed job description and application details.

    FOW is Hiring - Friends of Wissahickon
    Friends of the Wissahickon is hiring for the following positions. Applications are being accepted and considered on a rolling basis. Please visit the Idealist posting for a detailed job description and application details. Position Description: Development and Outreach Assistant Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) is seeking a full time Development and Outreach Assistant responsible for ...
    https://www.fow.org

Dec 14

Fatal Schwenksville house fire caused by extension cord

The fire was a tragic accident, the state police said Thursday, and began with the electrical failure of the cord, which was plugged into a space heater in a porch area of the two-story home on the 900 block of Summit Avenue.

    Fatal Schwenksville house fire caused by extension cord
    A faulty extension cord was to blame for the early-morning blaze that killed two young boys in their Schwenksville home on Wednesday, according to the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Unit.
    http://www.philly.com

Dec 14

Cause named in Schwenksville fire that claimed lives of 2 boys

The fire erupted around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home in the 900 block of Summit Avenue in Schwenksville, Pa.

    Cause named in Schwenksville fire that claimed lives of 2 boys
    Authorities have identified the cause of a devastating house fire that claimed the lives of two sons of a Montgomery County sheriff's deputy. Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal has ruled the fire accidental in nature, attributing the cause to an electrical failure of an extension cord plugged into a space heater on the porch of the home.
    http://6abc.com

Dec 13

2 sons of Montgomery County deputy sheriff die in house fire

The house, on the 900 block of Summit Avenue, belongs to Montgomery County Deputy Sheriff Bryan Lukens and his family, the Montgomery County Sheriff...

    2 sons of Montgomery County deputy sheriff die in house fire
    The house, on the 900 block of Summit Avenue, belongs to Montgomery County Deputy Sheriff Bryan Lukens and his family, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Lukens' two sons, Bryan Jr., 11, and Parker, 6, were found dead in the home after the fire was extinguished, authorities said.
    http://www.philly.com

Dec 13

2 sons of Montgomery Co. deputy perish in Schwenksville, Pa. fire

The fire erupted around 5:30 a.m. at a home in the 900 block of Summit Avenue in Schwenksville, Pa.

    2 sons of Montgomery Co. deputy perish in fire
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW BREAKING NEWS 2 sons of Montgomery Co. deputy perish in fire TOP VIDEOS BREAKING NEWS 2 sons of Montgomery Co. deputy perish in fire Two sons of a Montgomery County sheriff's deputy were killed in a house fire on Wednesday morning. The fire erupted around 5:30 a.m.
    http://6abc.com

Dec 13

Boys who died in Schwenksville, Pa. fire ID'd as sons of deputy

The fire erupted around 5:30 a.m. at a home in the 900 block of Summit Avenue in Schwenksville, Pa.

    Boys who died in Schwenksville, Pa. fire ID'd
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW BREAKING NEWS Boys who died in Schwenksville, Pa. fire ID'd WATCH LIVE BREAKING NEWS Boys who died in Schwenksville, Pa. fire ID'd Two sons of a Montgomery County sheriff's deputy were killed in a house fire on Wednesday morning. The fire erupted around 5:30 a.m.
    http://6abc.com

Dec 13

2 boys found dead after Schwenksville, Pa. fire

It started around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday on the 900 block of Summit Avenue. Heavy fire was showing when crews arrived on scene.

    2 boys found dead after Schwenksville, Pa. fire
    Pennsylvania state police say two boys are dead after a fire on Wednesday morning in Schwenksville, Montgomery County. Investigators said during a news conference that the children were found inside the home after the fire was put out. A man, a woman, and a girl were found outside the home when rescuers arrived.
    http://6abc.com

Dec 13

3 Injured, Including 2 Children, In Schwenksville House Fire

Fire crews were called to a home on the 900 block of Summit Avenue, around 5 a.m.

    3 Injured, Including 2 Children, In Schwenksville House Fire
    SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. (CBS) - Three people, including two young kids, were injured following a house fire in Schwenksville early Wednesday morning. Fire crews were called to a home on the 900 block of Summit Avenue, around 5 a.m. All three have been transported to area hospitals. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

Dec 13

3 injured in Schwenksville house fire

It started around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday on the 900 block of Summit Avenue.

    3 injured in Schwenksville house fire
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW WATCH LIVE Three people have been injured in a house fire in Schwenksville, Montgomery County. It started around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday on the 900 block of Summit Avenue. Heavy fire was showing when crews arrived on scene. Officials say the house was occupied at the time.
    http://6abc.com

Dec 12

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

Reminder! The last General Membership meeting of the year is today at 7pm.

    General Membership Meeting
    The WICA General Membership meets the second Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held in the Board Room of Northern Children's Services. The entrance...
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