Volunteer for FOW’s Super Saturday Work Days this Spring

Conservation // March 07, 2018

The ground may still be snow-covered, but we’re planning for Spring with cleanups, trail work, and planting. We can’t do all this work alone-we need your help. Join the community that cares for the Wissahickon-attend one or more of our Super Saturday volunteer events this spring!

Work days are open to the public. Registration is recommended in case of cancellation. For more information contact FOW Volunteer Coordinator Shawn Green at green@fow.org.

Annual Philly Spring Cleanup
Saturday, April 7

Bell’s Mill Road is the only public road that descends into and out of the Wissahickon Valley. It sees a lot of traffic and unfortunately, a lot of trash. Join us for our seasonal clean up Bells Mill Road. With police and road flagger assistance, we will clean each side of the road from Ridge Ave. to Forbidden Drive one side at a time.  Follow this link for more information and to register.

Earth Day
Saturday, April 21

We’re celebrating Earth Day by reclaiming an unsustainable section of trail for the forest! We will be seeding a trail closure near Mt. Airy Avenue, removing invasive plants, planting herbaceous plugs, and doing some local trail repairs.  Follow this link for more information and to register.

Creek Clean Up and Talkin’ Trash Picnic
Saturday, April 28

FOW and our partners at the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association need your help cleaning the Wissahickon Creek from top to bottom. This year, we will be joined by our friends at the Philadelphia Canoe Club to clean up the area around the confluence with the Schuylkill River. After the cleanup, all volunteers are invited to join us for a picnic with our upstream partners. Follow this link for more information and to register.

Spring Love Your Park Day
Saturday, May 12

Kick off Love Your Park Week in the Wissahickon with us! We will be working around the Hermitage and Hermit’s Cave, performing trail improvements and bamboo removal. Follow this link for more information and to register.

National Trails Day
Saturday, June 2

Join us as we spruce up the PA Trail of the Year for 2018- Forbidden Drive- for National Trails Day! Designated a National Recreation Trail in 1975, Forbidden Drive connects users with many historic landmarks, 50 miles of natural surface trails, and a regional trail network that takes them into Pennsylvania’s countryside on the Schuylkill River Trail and The Circuit. We will be working all along the Drive that morning. Follow this link for more information and to register.

Workdays will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or snow, thunder and lighting, high winds, etc. Visit FOW’s Facebook page or the Upcoming Work Days page for updates. If the workday is cancelled it will be posted by 8 am.