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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.
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Here's your chance to provide input on the Wissahickon Gateway Plan. Take the survey by following the link below.
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A reminder from the 5th District regarding curfews. Don't forget the Captain's Townhall Monthly Meeting Wednesday, November 16th at 7pm.
Please see this map for an alternative route around the construction zone.
Travel restrictions on Henry Avenue beginning this week lasting through early December
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.
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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.
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.
“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