The mission of the Friends of the Wissahickon is to preserve the natural beauty and wildness of the Wissahickon Valley and stimulate public interest therein.

Upcoming Workdays

To register for any of our work days, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Eric D. Falk at falk@fow.org
Volunteers are encouraged to bike, hike or carpool to work days.  Registration is not required but is recommended in order to be notified in case of any changes due to weather.  Workdays will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or snow. Refer to the FOW Facebook page or the FOW work day page for updates.


Orange Trail restoration
Saturday,  July 19th
9:00am - 1:00pm
Meet at Kitchens Lane 

The warm days of summer are in full swing, oh what joy the Wissahickon trails bring. Hot and steamy next to the concrete and steel, escape to the forest and let your mind heal. Sticks and stones and dirt to please, so come join the happy people in the shade of the trees.


Orange Trail restoration
Saturday,  July 26th
9:00am - 1:00pm
Meet at Kitchens Lane 

The end of July and the beginning of the end for the trail work that is being completed on the Orange Trail. A few more bits and pieces will be needed to be completed before we move on to another exciting chapter.

Love the Lavender Workdays
Sunday, August 10th
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Meet at the picnic pavilion on the Orange Trail across Bell's Mill Road from parking area 5

 It is our distinct pleasure to invite you to the monthly intallment of our Love the Lavender Trail work days featuring Kevin Kramer, who will be leading groups of volunteers in trail restoration projects. There is quite a bit of restorative work to be done.  This week we will be working on the north branch of the Lavender Trail near the intersection with the Orange Trail. We will be working on drainage and, time permitting, building rock stairs.  Come out and feel the Love that the Lavender trail has to offer.


Work Day Tips

1) All volunteers must sign the one-time volunteer agreement and release form.  You can print it up, sign and bring with you to the work day, or we will have them available at the work day sign-in table.

2) Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

3) Please arrive on time for a short orientation, safety talk and tool training.

What to Bring

1) Sturdy boots/sneakers

2) Clothing that you don't mind getting dirty!

3) Your own reusable water bottle to help reduce the waste of disposable bottles and cups

4) Refreshments are usually provided at our Saturday volunteer days.  Volunteers are always welcome to bring their own snacks.

Cancellation Details for Inclement Weather

Typically we will work in a light rain or snow.

We will cancel a work day under inclement conditions such as heavy rain or snow, thunder and lighting, high winds, etc.

If conditions look uncertain the morning of the scheduled work day, check the FOW Upcoming Work Day page.  If the work day is cancelled it will be posted on the Work Day page by 8 am.

For more information and to RSVP, contact our Eric Falk, Volunteer Coorindator at falk@fow.org or 215-247-0417 x107.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend as it helps with our planning projects, and resources for the events!

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