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Park Profiles: John Smeltzer-A Force for Nature

Conservation // January 16, 2020

After 21 years working with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR), John Smeltzer is happy to be working from “home.” To John, a lifelong resident of Blue Bell Hill, home is the Wissahickon Valley Park. In...

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Fitness Hikes with Andi Wingert and Debbie Hoellein

Meet at Cedars House Cafe Join us for a hike in our beautiful park! We will hike at a brisk pace but pause to visit points of interest. Hiking shoes or boots are recommended –…


Thursday Trail Service

Meeting at Valley Green Inn Join FOW on Thursday for a morning of improvements in the park! Work will consist of cleaning drains, removing invasive vines from trees, picking up litter, and other winter-appropriate activities….


Winter Wonderland in the Wissahickon with Kris Soffa, PA Master Naturalist

Meet at Cedars House Cafe Do you love frosty mornings, seeing your breath and hiking in cold weather? Get your daily dose of nature and join us for a Winter walk on Forbidden Drive. You’ll…

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