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Ever wonder how fallen trees are cleared from trails? Tree falls are an unfortunate and common occurrence in the Wissahickon, and most park users have seen the impact of large fallen canopy trees throughout the park, which sometimes block the very trail on which they are hiking. What to do? Climb over? Under? Go around? Turn back? Depending on the situation, options can be limited and often hazardous.
Valid Permits Required to Ride Wissahickon Trails
Artists, photographers, writers, poets, and musicians can all claim the Wissahickon Valley as a muse. So what’s stopping you from joining their ranks and entering the Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest 2018? This year’s contest is being presented by FOW, the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, and (for the first year ever) the Woodmere Art Museum. Entrants can submit up to 4 photos and submissions will be accepted from April 2 to October 15. Scroll down for specific contest rules.
The ground may still be snow-covered, but we’re planning for Spring with cleanups, trail work, and planting. We can’t do all this work alone-we need your help. Join the community that cares for the Wissahickon-attend one or more of our Super Saturday volunteer events this spring!
STATUS: In Progress Spring 2018
By Christina Moresi, M.Ed., Wissahickon Environmental Center
Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that Forbidden Drive located in Wissahickon Valley Park, has been named 2018 Trail of the Year.
By John Holback
by Steve Lawrence