Creekside Chat: Upstream, Downstream with Wissahickon Trails
April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
The Wissahickon Creek is 22 miles long, stretching from Montgomery County to the Schuylkill River – and we work closely with our friends and partners at Wissahickon Trails to protect the entirety of the Wissahickon Watershed. Wissahickon Trails Executive Director Gail Farmer will be joining us to chat about the creek, conservation easements, and clean water on Wednesday, 4/28 at 12pm. Join us on Facebook or Youtube for the livestream!
Gail Farmer has 20 years of experience in the environmental nonprofit sector. At Wissahickon Trails, she values relationships, spending her time in partnership with staff, board, donors, and other community leaders to ensure that Wissahickon Trails is able to effectively fulfill its mission today, tomorrow, and for many years to come.
Gail currently serves on the Montgomery County Planning Commission’s Open Space Board, Philadelphia Water’s Green City, Clean Waters Steering Committee, the Water Quality Advisory Committee of the Delaware River Basin Commission, and is an advisor to the Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership. She is a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program and a Community Scholars Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2018, she received PennFuture’s Woman of Community Engagement and Environmental Education Leadership Award. Gail earned her M.Sc. in Environmental and Forest Biology from the S.U.N.Y College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry in 2001.
Gail lives in the Wissahickon watershed with her husband and two boys who share her passion for protecting, stewarding, and enjoying the natural world. In her out-of-office time Gail likes to play the guitar, read, and explore the outdoors with her family.