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Thank you for being a friend

You are a member of a community of over 3,000 like-minded individuals who care for and support Wissahickon Valley Park, a community treasure of over 1,800-acres of forested parkland. Thank you for investing in one of Philadelphia’s most precious natural resources.


Please join our Hybrid Fall Valley Talk: Talking Birds with Troy Bynum in Honor of Ruth Pfeffer
Tuesday, October 18 at 6 pm

Join FOW for our next Valley Talk as we welcome avid birder and wildlife photographer, Troy Bynum. Troy will present on fall migration in general and how the Wissahickon Valley Park plays a huge part in supporting birds during this time in providing rich resources for food and habitat. This Valley Talk will be in honor of Ruth Pfeffer, a longtime friend of FOW and owner of Birding with Ruth, who passed away in May at the age of 80.

Register here to attend this event in person at the Valley Green Inn.

Register here to attend this event virtually and be sent a Zoom link.


Join the All Trails Challenge!

Hike, bike, run, and ride your way through the 50+ miles of trails in Wissahickon Valley Park – and support a unique urban green space as you do!

It’s simple: from August 22nd to November 29th, ATC Challengers make their way through every corner of the Wissahickon. ATC isn’t a race and you don’t have to be a conditioned athlete to take part – instead, it’s an opportunity to get back in touch with the beauty of the park. FOW members will be able to register for the All Trails Challenge beginning on August 22nd and get a leg up on the competition – while September 6th will be the official start for everyone else.

Meet up with fellow Challengers on the trails and at ATC social events – and get friends and family to support your challenge (and the conservation of Wissahickon Valley Park) to win fabulous prizes, FOW membership and some of the very best swag the FOW shop has to offer at the end of it. We can’t think of a better reason to get outside all fall!

Register here:


Another Member Perk!

We’re partnering with the Chestnut Hill Local and Wissahickon Magazine to bring our popular quarterly newsletter back to print! Join the Society of Generous Friends or as a Sustainer and your benefits will include the Wissahickon Magazine.

All members will have the opportunity to opt-in to receive the Wissahickon Magazine in their mailbox at a discounted rate!

Get your discounted subscription today!


We encourage you to take advantage of the following membership benefits:

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Stay current.

  • Read our quarterly newsletter, Annual Report, and biannual events brochure–delivered or emailed directly to you!
  • Get the annual FOW calendar, free! (Basic members and up.)
  • Members receive special discounts on ticketed events, and invitations to exclusive member-only events (see below for links to any upcoming events).

Get involved:

Weekly: Volunteer at a FOW Service Day!

Come out and volunteer with us! FOW holds weekly service days on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and every other Saturday, or you can get a Wissahero kit for a solo cleanup.

Anytime: Double your donation to FOW with a matching gift.

Many companies will match charitable contributions to Friends of the Wissahickon – see if your employer is one and get more details here.

Read our Annual Report.

Learn more about our work in 2020 and our plans for 2021 – as well as how you can help us get there – in FOW’s 2020 Annual Report: Discovery!