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Request for Proposals: Valley Green Run Restoration and Pedestrian Bridge Project

Current Projects // December 13, 2019

The Friends of the Wissahickon (“the Friends” or “FOW”) is accepting proposals to enter into a Master Services Agreement to provide Design, Permitting and Construction services for the Friends within the boundaries of the Wissahickon...

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Wissahickon Lover!

News // December 11, 2019

Looking for some last minute holiday gifts for your friends and family? We’ve got some great Wissahickon-centric ideas for you here. Give the gift of Wissahickon Valley Park and support this important natural resource for...

Stewardship² for Wissahickon Valley Park this Giving Tuesday

News // November 21, 2019

By Maeve Pollack, Development and Database Manager Friends of the Wissahickon, along with millions around the world, are taking part in Giving Tuesday, a global movement that encourages people to do good. This day of...

Ruffian Tittmann Named New Friends of the Wissahickon Executive Director

News // November 18, 2019

We are excited to announce that Ruffian Tittmann has been named FOW’s new executive director, effective January 1, 2020. She currently serves as FOW’s deputy director. Tittmann succeeds Maura McCarthy, Ph.D., who has served in...

Calling All Stewards!

Volunteers // November 05, 2019

Since Friends of the Wissahickon formed in 1924, we have only been able to continue our conservation mission in the park with the work of volunteers. Trail improvements, habitat restoration, clearing fallen trees, free guided...

Project Update: Forbidden Drive Streambank Stabilization Complete

Current Projects // October 31, 2019

Friends of the Wissahickon is excited to announce the completion of its extraordinary Forbidden Drive Streambank Stabilization Project. The RiverLogic Solutions and Applied Ecological Services (AES) crews have hauled their equipment off site, removed all...

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News // October 24, 2019

Up at the Tree House: The Great Beech

Conservation // October 17, 2019

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Education // October 02, 2019

Forbidden Drive Streambank Stabilization Project Progressing

Conservation // September 25, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie Hoellein

Conservation // September 18, 2019

Love Where You Live & Celebrate FOW’s 95th Anniversary!

Conservation // September 11, 2019