Love Where You Live & Celebrate FOW’s 95th Anniversary!
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FOW is celebrating 95 years of successful stewardship of Wissahickon Valley Park with Love Where You Live, a 95th Anniversary Celebration Party at Erdenheim Farm on October 11, 2019.
Help FOW celebrate nearly a century of stewardship of Philadelphia’s urban oasis, our beloved Wissahickon Valley Park. At this milestone event, FOW will honor individuals who are essential to the fulfillment of FOW’s mission to “conserve the natural beauty and wildness of the Wissahickon and stimulate the public interest therein,” when we present Cindy Affleck, past FOW Board President, with FOW’s long-standing Wissahickon Award, and David Haas with the organization’s first Founders Award. The event is being co-chaired by FOW past president Will Whetzel and his wife Kim.
Erdenheim Farm is an especially fitting location for FOW’s celebration, given its significance as a green space in the heart of the Wissahickon Watershed and the critical environmental role it plays. It embraces a portion of the Wissahickon Creek and forms part of the greenway system that begins at the creek’s source in Montgomery Township and extends south through 11 municipalities ending in the Schuylkill River. The Wissahickon and its tributaries are an important source of clean water for Philadelphia, and for this reason have been a focus for environmental protection for many years.
A working farm, Erdenheim Farm is owned and preserved by Peter and Bonnie McCausland, who granted easements for the construction of public trails on the perimeter of several tracts. This enabled completion of the Montgomery County Green Ribbon Trail linking Fort Washington State Park and Wissahickon Valley Park, as well as provided connections with the Township’s trail system.
If you Love Where You Live, join FOW for a festive farm dinner of locally-sourced fare and dancing to celebrate this momentous occasion in the organization’s history. Please contact Sarah Marley at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and sponsorship information.