7 hours ago

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

    New development controls proposed for a hidden gem of the Northwest
    New limits on development are in the works for a leafy Northwest Philadelphia neighborhood best known for its proximity to the sprawling park with which it shares a name.
    http://planphilly.com

3 days ago

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    REPIPE DRAIN & WATER LINE FOR 1-KITCHEN SINK, 4-WATER CLOSET, 5-LAV, 5-TUBS, 1-BAR SINK, LAUNDRY SINK AND 1-GARBAGE DISPOSAL THE INSTALLATION WILL COMPLY WITH THE PHILADELPHIA PLUMBING CODE 2004

    1015 W CLIVEDEN ST Issued May 15, 2018 Comment

5 days ago

Garlic Mustard – An Edible, Delicious Invasive

By Trish Fries, Environmental Education Program Specialist

    Garlic Mustard - An Edible, Delicious Invasive - Friends of Wissahickon
    By Trish Fries, Environmental Education Program Specialist Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is a common invasive plant seen all over the forest floor in the Wissahickon and throughout the eastern United States. A native of Europe and Asia, it was introduced into this country for use medicinally and as an edible herb.
    https://www.fow.org

6 days ago

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

    Rep. Pam DeLissio
    FYI - On Wednesday, May 23rd from 6:30-7:30pm, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission is holding a public meeting where they will present draft plans for the Wissahickon Gateway Improvement Plan....
    https://www.facebook.com

May 09

May 08

Trailhead Spotlight: Hartwell Lane

By Shawn Green

    Trailhead Spotlight: Hartwell Lane - Friends of Wissahickon
    By Shawn Green On beautiful summer weekends, when the Valley Green parking areas are overflowing with cars and people, it might seem hard to believe that just a short distance away is a quiet, less-used entrance to the park. Adjacent to Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH), and nestled along the curve where Cherokee Street turns ...
    https://www.fow.org

May 05

  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    KITCHEN REMODEL INCLUDING HI HAT LIGHT FIXTURES AND GFCI RECEPTACLES AS NEEDED.MASTER BATHROOM AND HALL BATHROOM REMODEL INCLUDING EXHAUST FAN AND GFCI RECEPTACLES.MASTER BEDROOM AREA INCLUDING LAUNDRY AREA AND RECEPTACLES FOR APPLIANCES PER 2008 NEC (SFD)

    1015 W CLIVEDEN ST Issued May 3, 2018 Comment

May 01

FOW is Hiring- Seasonal Outreach Assistants

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.

    FOW is Hiring- Seasonal Outreach Assistants - Friends of Wissahickon
    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. Seasonal Outreach Assistant Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) is seeking three (3) ...
    https://www.fow.org

May 01

What to See in the Wissahickon

By Wendy Willard, Trail Ambassador and Crew Leader with Don Simon, Trail Ambassador

    What to See in the Wissahickon - Friends of Wissahickon
    By Wendy Willard, Trail Ambassador and Crew Leader with Don Simon, Trail Ambassador Skunk Cabbage (a.k.a. Polecat Weed) Symplocarpus foetidus Skunk cabbage is a late winter to early spring ephemeral, one of the first signs of spring in February to March. To look its best, it needs mucky soil and sunlight before the deciduous trees ...
    https://www.fow.org

Apr 28

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

    5th District PDAC Philadelphia
    Today is National Take Back Day and there is a box installed at the 5th District to take back your outdated drugs thanks to the family of Tim Strain. In Memory of Tim Strain his Dad, Bernie Strain,...
    https://www.facebook.com

Apr 27

Lincoln Dr. Construction Info

PHILADELPHIA – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that the notice to proceed has been issued to A.P. Construction, Inc. for the Lincoln Drive Restoration Project.  Work for this project will commence on April 30, 2018, weather permitting.

    Lincoln Dr. Construction Info
    PHILADELPHIA - Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that the notice to proceed has been issued to A.P. Construction, Inc. for the Lincoln Drive Restoration Project. Work for this project will commence on April 30, 2018, weather permitting. The Lincoln Drive Restoration Project includes various improvements to Lincoln Drive between Ridge Avenue and Wayne Avenue.
    http://www.wman.net

Apr 25

FOW is Hiring- Seasonal Field Coordinator

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.

    FOW is Hiring- Seasonal Field Coordinator - Friends of Wissahickon
    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. Position Description: Seasonal Field Coordinator Temporary/Part Time: May 29 - December 22, 2018 Schedule: 30 hours Tuesdays - Saturdays Salary: $20/hr ...
    https://www.fow.org

Apr 25

How to Report a Problem w/ Textizen

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.

    How to Report a Problem w/ Textizen - Friends of Wissahickon
    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 ...
    https://www.fow.org

Apr 20

Countryside manor designed by Edmund Gilchrist lists for $1.5M

1012 Westview Street [Kathy Krebs, Elfant Wissahickon Realtors]

This article has 1 other Philadelphia location (Show)

...in part to Gilchrist’s fondness for building houses in the neighborhoods of Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill and Germantown—but little has changed about its structure. The kitchen was moved during a renovation and...

    This French countryside-style manor asks $1.5M
    Influential Philly architect Edmund Gilchrist is known for many things, but chief among them was his work developing the Chestnut Hill and West Mount Airy neighborhoods in the early 1900s, and his love of creating grand rural homes, reminiscent Norman-style manors in the French countryside The Harrington House in West Mt.
    https://philly.curbed.com

Apr 20

  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    RENOVATE KITCHEN AND MASTER BDM & 2 BATHROOMS EZ PERMIT STADARDS ALTERATIONS- FOR ALTERATIONS TO AN EXISTING ONE FAMILY DWELLING AS PER ATTACHED STANDARD. DEVIATIONS FROM THIS STANDARD WILL RESULT IN PERMIT REVOCATION AND REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF CONSTRUCTION PLANS.

    1015 W CLIVEDEN ST Issued April 18, 2018 Comment

Apr 17

Bluebirding: Walking the meadows in search of new families

by Carol Beam

    Bluebirding: Walking the meadows in search of new families - Friends of Wissahickon
    by Carol Beam This is one of the best reasons ever to walk in our meadows! Every spring teams go out to see what's going on in those 41 wooden boxes on poles that dot the Houston and Andorra Meadows. We're in search of bluebirds, but there are a few other birds who show up.
    https://www.fow.org

Apr 10

From the Archives: Return of a Woodpecker

By David Perlman

    From the Archives: Return of a Woodpecker - Friends of Wissahickon
    By David Perlman Another article in an occasional series of articles that appeared in FOW's publications in the past and still resonate with us today. This piece was written by former FOW board member David Perlman. He served on FOW's board from 1994 through 2000. This article first appeared in FOW's Fall 1997 newsletter.
    https://www.fow.org

Apr 06

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      600 Block W. Johnson St. April 3, 2018 @ 4:07 p.m. Comment

Apr 05

Philly Spring Cleanup Update: Due to the incl...

Philly Spring Cleanup Update: Due to the inclement weather forecast, the event has been postponed until Saturday, April 14th.


Apr 04

Fallen Trees? FOW Volunteer Sawyers to the Rescue

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.

    Fallen Trees? FOW Volunteer Sawyers to the Rescue - Friends of Wissahickon
    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?
    https://www.fow.org

Mar 28

Friends of the Wissahickon Now Issuing Philadelphia Natural Surface Trail Permits

Valid Permits Required to Ride Wissahickon Trails

    Friends of the Wissahickon Now Issuing Philadelphia Natural Surface Trail Permits - Friends of Wissahickon
    Valid Permits Required to Ride Wissahickon Trails All equestrians and bicyclists over the age of 16 are required to display a valid City of Philadelphia Natural Surface Trails Permit to use the upper trails of Wissahickon Valley Park (and the soft trails of Pennypack Park).
    https://www.fow.org

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