36 hours ago

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

4 days ago

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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Dec 05

Spotlight: Marc Snyder, FOW Volunteer of the Year 2017

FOW honored Crew Leader Marc Snyder by naming him Volunteer of the Year for 2017 at this year’s Volunteer Recognition Night on November 16 at Valley Green Inn. Other honorees included Kris Soffa, Trail Ambassador of the Year, Dan Mercer, Crew Leader of the Year, and Kevin Eikov, Structures Crew Member of the Year. FOW Volunteer Coordinator Christina Anthony had some questions for him that we are reprinting here from our fall newsletter. 

    Spotlight: Marc Snyder, FOW Volunteer of the Year 2017 - Friends of Wissahickon
    FOW honored Crew Leader Marc Snyder by naming him Volunteer of the Year for 2017 at this year's Volunteer Recognition Night on November 16 at Valley Green Inn. Other honorees included Kris Soffa, Trail Ambassador of the Year, Dan Mercer, Crew Leader of the Year, and Kevin Eikov, Structures Crew Member of the Year.
    https://www.fow.org

Dec 05

The Art of Getting Lost

Not all those who wander are lost.  ̶ J.R.R. Tolkien

    The Art of Getting Lost - Friends of Wissahickon
    Not all those who wander are lost. ̶ J.R.R. Tolkien It's not as though I ever actually set out to get lost. I'm an average map reader and as easily turned around in the forest as an average map reader might be. It's sometimes hard for me to be sure exactly what message the signs ...
    https://www.fow.org

Dec 05

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

Testimony in support of the temporary Demolition Moratorium on Ridge Avenue - Bill 17082

    Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association - WICA
    Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association - WICA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 202 likes. The Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association serves the Wissahickon Neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA 19128.
    https://www.facebook.com

Dec 04

Turkey Trot 2017 Pictures!

    Turkey Trot 2017 Pictures!
    Visit the post for more.
    http://www.wman.net

Dec 04

Streetscapes Tree Planting Update – Pics and Thank You!

Dear Volunteers,

    Streetscapes Tree Planting Update - Pics and Thank You!
    Dear Volunteers, Thanks to your great work, West Mount Airy has 20 new trees. Thirty-three volunteers in five planting crews got all the trees in the ground before the rain started around noon. Only one group ran into difficulties, but with tenacity found a spot without boulders for their final tree.
    http://www.wman.net

Dec 02

On Tuesday 12/5/17, The Committee on Rules of...

On Tuesday 12/5/17, The Committee on Rules of City Council will hold a Public Hearing at 10:00 AM in City Hall, Room 400, to hear testimony on Bill 17082. This is the much anticipated Ordinance to establish a temporary Demolition Moratorium (entitled 'Historical Preservation') with respect to properties in the area of Ridge Ave. between Wissahickon Creek and Northwestern Ave. Written testimony from the 21st Ward RCO's (Registered Community Organizations) will be entered into the record and we expect two representatives from our groups will be permitted to speak. HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! All you have to do is attend! We want to fill the seats! Your attendance will speak volumes to City officials. Councilman Jones has walked along The Ridge with RCO representatives and understands our concerns. We are most grateful to him and his staff for drafting this ordinance. See you there!

    Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association - WICA
    Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association - WICA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 202 likes. The Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association serves the Wissahickon Neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA 19128.
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Nov 28

Explore the Wissahickon’s Hidden History

Devil’s Pool (ca. 1900)

    Explore the Wissahickon's Hidden History - Friends of Wissahickon
    The conservation easement program of Friends of the Wissahickon and the Chestnut Hill Conservancy (FOW) was created in 1990 to proactively address stormwater runoff in the lower Wissahickon watershed, promote natural drainage, and protect the area's significant privately-owned green spaces from development. This program to protect the vast network of adjacent, privately-held land is essential ...
    https://www.fow.org

Nov 27

Over the River and Through the Woods on the Challenge They Go!

by Laura Feragen

    Over the River and Through the Woods on the Challenge They Go! - Friends of Wissahickon
    by Laura Feragen Some of the best things about Wissahickon Valley Park are the many opportunities for exploring nature with your kids, from watching ducks and horses, to climbing on rocks and skipping stones in the creek, not to mention a place to get ice cream!
    https://www.fow.org

Nov 25

Nov 20

UPDATE: Yellow Trail Closure to begin 11/27/17

Please see this map for an alternative route around the construction zone. 

    UPDATE: Yellow Trail Closure to begin 11/27/17 - Friends of Wissahickon
    Please see this map for an alternative route around the construction zone. UPDATE: The Yellow Trail Closure has been temporarily postponed. The closure is now scheduled to begin on Monday, 11/27/17. Due to construction on the Walnut Lane Bridge, The Yellow Trail below the bridge will be closed on 11/27/17 until further notice.
    https://www.fow.org

Nov 19

Nov 15

An Appetite for a New Challenge

by Laura Feragen

    An Appetite for a New Challenge - Friends of Wissahickon
    by Laura Feragen Over the last decade Jacqueline and Aaron Burger have been going to Wissahickon Valley park as many weekends as possible. But since joining the 2017 All Trails Challenge (ATC) this fall as Team Veggie Burgers, they, along with dog Rosie, have hiked more trails than ever before.
    https://www.fow.org

Nov 15

Challenge Yourself for a Change

by Laura Feragen

    Challenge Yourself for a Change - Friends of Wissahickon
    by Laura Feragen For many people, Wissahickon Valley Park is a place they visit time after time. Joann Hyle was not one of those people; she rarely visited the park. But motivated by the need for an alternative to her daily gym routine, Joann signed up for the All Trails Challenge (ATC).
    https://www.fow.org

Nov 15

Reaching Out to Little Friends

Philadelphia has one of the greatest park systems in the U.S., and yet many of our residents are either unaware of or disconnected from our public green spaces. In response to this problem, FOW is launching a pilot program, Little Friends of the Wissahickon, to introduce Philadelphia’s public school kindergartners and first graders to Wissahickon Valley Park and inspire them to explore and experience the wilderness in their own city.

    Reaching Out to Little Friends - Friends of Wissahickon
    Philadelphia has one of the greatest park systems in the U.S., and yet many of our residents are either unaware of or disconnected from our public green spaces. In response to this problem, FOW is launching a pilot program, Little Friends of the Wissahickon, to introduce Philadelphia's public school kindergartners and first graders to Wissahickon ...
    https://www.fow.org

Nov 14

Here's your chance to provide input on the Wi...

Here's your chance to provide input on the Wissahickon Gateway Plan. Take the survey by following the link below.

Nov 14

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

A reminder from the 5th District regarding curfews. Don't forget the Captain's Townhall Monthly Meeting Wednesday, November 16th at 7pm.

    5th District PDAC Philadelphia
    Parents and Guardians please note that the curfew for the City of Philadelphia during the School Year is: * 13 years old and older- Weekdays - 10:30pm * 13 years old and older - Weekends - Midnight *...
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Nov 14

Snag this West Mt. Airy midcentury modern by Harry Sternfeld for $825K

The home at 6723 Wissahickon Avenue is a four-bedroom, two and a half bath property that clocks in at 3,279 square feet. It sits on three quarters of an acre, heavily surrounded by trees and the Wissahickon Woods.

    Snag this West Mt. Airy midcentury modern by Harry Sternfeld for $825K
    A boxy midcentury modern home in West Mt. Airy that was designed by local architect Harry Sternfeld has come to the market, asking $825,000. The home at 6723 Wissahickon Avenue is a four-bedroom, two and a half bath property that clocks in at 3,279 square feet.
    https://philly.curbed.com

Nov 12

Nov 10

Yellow Trail Closure 11/15/17-12/20/17

Please see this map for an alternative route around the construction zone. 

    Yellow Trail Closure 11/15/17-12/20/17 - Friends of Wissahickon
    Please see this map for an alternative route around the construction zone. Due to construction on the Walnut Lane Bridge, The Yellow Trail below the bridge will be closed from Wednesday, 11/15/17 through Wednesday, 12/20/17. This area will be extremely dangerous and park users should adhere to all signage and safety barriers.
    https://www.fow.org

Nov 08

Challenge Yourself for a Change

by Laura Feragen

    Challenge Yourself for a Change - Friends of Wissahickon
    by Laura Feragen For many people, Wissahickon Valley Park is a place they visit time after time. Joann Hyle was not one of those people; she rarely visited the park. But motivated by the need for an alternative to her daily gym routine, Joann signed up for the All Trails Challenge (ATC).
    https://www.fow.org

Nov 07

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

Travel restrictions on Henry Avenue beginning this week lasting through early December

    Details
    http://www.penndot.gov

Nov 07

The Walking Bond: Reflections of a Trail Ambassador

FOW Trail Ambassador (TA) Carol Beam and a fellow TA spent a long time trying to figure out how this ice formation (pictured above) happens on the Wissahickon Creek. Below she shares the joys of patrolling Wissahickon Valley Park with her fellow Trail Ambassadors.

    The Walking Bond: Reflections of a Trail Ambassador - Friends of Wissahickon
    FOW Trail Ambassador (TA) Carol Beam and a fellow TA spent a long time trying to figure out how this ice formation (pictured above) happens on the Wissahickon Creek. Below she shares the joys of patrolling Wissahickon Valley Park with her fellow Trail Ambassadors.
    https://www.fow.org

Nov 04

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Nov 06

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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Nov 06

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Nov 01

Challenge Yourself to Give Thanks

If you ask Gene Bishop to name her favorite trail in the Wissahickon, she’ll tell you it’s like asking her about her favorite season to walk there: It’s hard for her to choose, because her favorite thing about the Wissahickon is that it’s always changing.

    Challenge Yourself to Give Thanks - Friends of Wissahickon
    If you ask Gene Bishop to name her favorite trail in the Wissahickon, she'll tell you it's like asking her about her favorite season to walk there: It's hard for her to choose, because her favorite thing about the Wissahickon is that it's always changing.
    https://www.fow.org

Oct 23

Avoid Tree Blindness With Wendy Willard

“Just naming trees might sound a bit like a parlor trick to impress your friends. But it’s also a way to start paying attention.” Gabriel Popkin

    Avoid Tree Blindness With Wendy Willard - Friends of Wissahickon
    "Just naming trees might sound a bit like a parlor trick to impress your friends. But it's also a way to start paying attention." Gabriel Popkin FOW Trail Ambassador and Crew Leader Wendy Willard believes knowing more about trees can be an effective entry point for becoming more connected to the natural world and reducing ...
    https://www.fow.org

Oct 19

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