4 hours ago

Project Announcement: Andorra Stormwater Management and Sedimentation Reduction Project

STATUS: In Progress Spring 2018

    Project Announcement: Andorra Stormwater Management and Sedimentation Reduction Project - Friends of Wissahickon
    STATUS: In Progress Spring 2018 SCHEDULE: Phase I Construction March - May 2018 FUNDING: PA Department of Environmental Protection, Growing Greener Grant Program COST: $379,500 PROJECT TEAM: A.D. Marble Engineering - Design and Permitting, Flyways Excavating - Construction PARTNERS: Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Philadelphia Streets Department, Springfield Township BACKGROUND The Andorra Natural Area was once part of the largest commercial nursery ...
    https://www.fow.org

28 hours ago

Sweet Dreams of Sugar Season

By Christina Moresi, M.Ed., Wissahickon Environmental Center

    Sweet Dreams of Sugar Season - Friends of Wissahickon
    By Christina Moresi, M.Ed., Wissahickon Environmental Center At the Tree House, winter is a time of preparation for spring. We spend our days cleaning, organizing, planning, creating, greeting adventurous winter visitors, teaching, and dreaming of our sweet Maple Sugar Season. Sugar season begins as the winter is coming to an end.
    https://www.fow.org

2 days ago

There is a Town Watch training tonight (2/20)...

There is a Town Watch training tonight (2/20) at 7pm at the 5th District. The 21st Ward Town Watch is actively looking for members. The overall responsibility of the group is to observe, document, and report. By being the “eyes and ears” and reporting concerns to the 5th District, they take a major part in assisting with crime prevention.

    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

Feb 15

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

Join the conversation at State Rep. Pam DeLissio's 70th Townhall Meeting. Details below.

    Rep. Pam DeLissio
    My 70th Town Hall is next Thursday, February 22nd - 7pm at the Bala Cynwyd Library. Call my district office with any questions - 215-482-8726.
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 14

Pennsylvania Names Philadelphia’s Forbidden Drive as 2018 Trail of the Year

Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that Forbidden Drive located in Wissahickon Valley Park, has been named 2018 Trail of the Year.

    Pennsylvania Names Philadelphia's Forbidden Drive as 2018 Trail of the Year - Friends of Wissahickon
    Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that Forbidden Drive located in Wissahickon Valley Park, has been named 2018 Trail of the Year. "This trail truly is among so many Fairmount Park gems, and one that shines brightest for the thousands of hikers, bikers, anglers and others who travel it each year," Dunn said.
    https://www.fow.org

Feb 14

There and Back Again: The Upper Parking Lot Loop

By John Holback

    There and Back Again: The Upper Parking Lot Loop - Friends of Wissahickon
    By John Holback There are approximately 50 miles of trails in the Wissahickon Park. Three trails (Orange, White, and Yellow) run parallel to the creek for more or less the whole length of the park, while two smaller trail networks (The Lavender Trails and the Andorra Trails) fill in some of the gaps.
    https://www.fow.org

Feb 13

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

Love your neighborhood? We do! 😍 Our regular monthly membership is ON for February 14th at 7pm at Northern Children's Services.

    General Membership Meeting
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 07

From the Archives: Winter Birding in the Wissahickon

by Steve Lawrence

    From the Archives: Winter Birding in the Wissahickon - Friends of Wissahickon
    by Steve Lawrence One in an occasional series in which FOW publishes articles that appeared in our publications in the past, and still resonate with us today. This piece was written by Steve Lawrence (1921-2012) for FOW's Winter 2006 Newsletter. He was an FOW Board Member, Chair of the Wildlife Committee, and an avid bird-watcher ...
    https://www.fow.org

Feb 01

How much do you know about the Seven Historic Wissahickon Road Houses?

By Sarah West

    How much do you know about the Seven Historic Wissahickon Road Houses? - Friends of Wissahickon
    By Sarah West The Wissahickon Road House Era lasted from the 1840's to about 1915. See if you can match each of the seven pictures below to its name. These photos were taken before 1916. (Source of Information: Chestnut Hill Local, Dec 13, 1990, Helen Moak, Jefferson Moak, Sioux Baldwin pp 72- 75) a.Valley Green ...
    https://www.fow.org

Jan 23

Partner Spotlight: Friends of the Cresheim Trail

By Susan Dannenberg, Chair, FoCT Board of Directors

    Partner Spotlight: Friends of the Cresheim Trail - Friends of Wissahickon
    By Susan Dannenberg, Chair, FoCT Board of Directors It has been an exciting year for the Cresheim Trail. The big news is that Councilwoman Cindy Bass introduced an ordinance that will authorize the City of Philadelphia to acquire the bridge and lease the railroad right-of-way from PECO that will allow the Cresheim Trail to continue ...
    https://www.fow.org

Jan 16

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

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
    https://www.facebook.com

Jan 05

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

Jan 04

Current Zoning Issues

February 7, 2018 Information

    Current Zoning Issues
    February 7, 2018 Information 6552 Germantown Property 6630 McCallum Property
    http://www.wman.net

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