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National Trails Day is a long-standing tradition at FOW. Here volunteers work the trails on National Trails Day 2013.

From the Director: Be a Part of Something Big

Conservation // September 21, 2016

This Saturday is National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. The purpose: to connect people to public lands in their community, inspire environmental stewardship, and encourage use of public...

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Geology Oct8th

Wissahickon Geology w/ Jeff Frazier

All Trails Challenge: 1 Mile Register Today Meet at The Cedars House (Northwestern Avenue and Forbidden Drive) Enjoy a slide presentation and learn about the theories of what caused the rocks of the Wissahickon gorge…

Houston Meadow in the Fall Oct13th

Butterfly Meadow Walk Welcoming Fall w/ Kris Soffa

All Trails Challenge: 3 Miles Register Today Join PA Master Naturalist and FOW Trail Ambassador Kris Soffa for this moderately paced walk. We’ll hike 3 miles, enjoying the broad vistas of the gorgeous Houston Meadow…

by paul ricker 2005Kids and Plant Oct15th

Kid Friendly Hike w/ Marv Schwartz

All Trails Challenge: 2.5 Miles Register Today Meet at Valley Green Inn. This hike takes participants along Forbidden Drive to visit the Livezey Dam and Gorgas Creek cave. After crossing the Mt. Airy Bridge, we…

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