5 days ago
By Trish Fries, Environmental Education Program Specialist
Friends of the Wissahickon is hiring a 3 person seasonal outreach crew to work in Wissahickon Valley Park this summer. Applications are being accepted and considered on a rolling basis. Please visit the Idealist posting for a detailed job description and application details.
By Wendy Willard, Trail Ambassador and Crew Leader with Don Simon, Trail Ambassador
Friends of the Wissahickon is hiring for the following seasonal position. Applications are being accepted and considered on a rolling basis. Please visit the Idealist posting for a detailed job description and application details.
With an office of only 11 full time staff members, FOW relies on the public to report issues they observe in the park in order to address them in a timely manner, and ensure the preservation of Wissahickon Valley Park for generations to come. These problems can range from not urgent (for example, a fallen tree blocking a trail) to emergency situations (someone is hurt in the park). All emergency situations should be reported to 911 first and foremost, but to quickly and efficiently alert our staff to a non-emergency issue, park visitors can use our Report a Problem text system.
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