Breaking Records off the Bat

News // January 17, 2024

We knew that our MLK service day was going to be big, but we didn’t expect it to be our largest single-location service day to date!

A whopping 240 volunteers spent their day off out in the park on a very chilly Monday morning this week to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., who dedicated his life to furthering the progress of humanitarian rights.

Everyone deserves equal access to beautiful green spaces like the Wissahickon.

Together, we removed 45 bags of trash, several windfall trees, and invasive vines that encompassed the entire tree line surrounding Clifford Park’s baseball field. Hats off to our record-breaking group of volunteers!

What’s next for FOW this year?

Find out at our Public Projects Meeting on 1/31 at 6:30 PM at Doran Hall, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Register here.

Conserving our park can mean litter removal and cutting back invasives, and it can also take the form of major capital projects like the Valley Green Run Restoration and Pedestrian Bridge Project, our biggest investment to date. Other projects on the docket for the Public Projects Meeting include the ongoing Germantown Neighborhood Connection, the East Falls Reroute and Habitat Restoration projects, and the Restroom Facilities Master Plan.

We’ll also get a recap of FOW’s volunteer achievements from 2023 and what’s next in 2024!

Photo courtesy of Stacey Gray