Events

Tuesday Stewardship

Valley Green Inn Valley Green Road, Philadelphia, United States

Meeting at Valley Green Inn. Do you love Wissahickon Valley Park? Would you like to play a direct role in keeping this special place clean and accessible for generations to come? Then join us for Devil's Pool Litter Clean-ups on Tuesday mornings this summer! No experience is needed. We provide gloves, tools and instruction – […]

Devil’s Pool Clean-Up

Valley Green Inn Valley Green Road, Philadelphia, United States

Devil's Pool is one of the most beautiful locations in the park, and also one of the most popular. The high use of this spot often means an excess of litter left behind that pollutes our waterways. Come out and help us keep this special place clean! No experience is needed. We provide gloves, tools […]

Tuesday Stewardship

Valley Green Inn Valley Green Road, Philadelphia, United States

Meeting at Valley Green Inn. Do you love Wissahickon Valley Park? Would you like to play a direct role in keeping this special place clean and accessible for generations to come? Then join us for Devil's Pool Litter Clean-ups on Tuesday mornings this summer! No experience is needed. We provide gloves, tools and instruction – […]

Biking the Circuit Trail Waterways with Lisa Kleiman and Jean McWilliams

Valley Green Inn Valley Green Road, Philadelphia, United States

Meet at Valley Green Inn Join us for a spring bike ride that links three trails from Wissahickon Valley Park to the Schuylkill River Trail, all part of the vast Circuit Trail Network. We will start our ride at Valley Green Inn and ride along the gravel-covered Forbidden Drive that traverses Wissahickon Creek, passing historical […]

Annual Members Meeting

Valley Green Inn Valley Green Road, Philadelphia, United States

Members are invited to gather with us in person at Valley Green Inn on June 6 at 6 PM to review the past year, elect members to the Board of Directors, and learn about upcoming projects and Friends of the Wissahickon’s plans for stewardship in 2023. We will also be joined by Jude Husein, the […]

Love Your Park Service Day

Valley Green Inn Valley Green Road, Philadelphia, United States

Meeting at Valley Green Inn Love Your Park is an annual week-long celebration of the amazing parks we have in Philadelphia! On this Saturday, we'll be preparing for the busy summer season ahead with a variety of clean-up projects in the Valley Green area. No experience is needed. We provide gloves, tools and instruction - […]

IN PERSON-Valley Talk: Native Plants in Lenape Language, Legend, and Practice with Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania Clan Mother Dr. Ann Dapice, Clan Mother Shelley DePaul, and Chief of Education Adam Waterbear DePaul

Valley Green Inn Valley Green Road, Philadelphia, United States

Valley Green Inn Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania Clan Mother Dr. Ann Dapice, Clan Mother Shelley DePaul, and Chief of Education Adam Waterbear DePaul will discuss the use and significance of specific plants in Lenape culture. Topics will include Lenape language names of plants, food justice, medicinal plants, cooking customs, dietary concerns, and cultural stories surrounding […]

The Wissahickon: A Cultural Inspiration with Lisa Kleiman & Jean McWilliams

Valley Green Inn Valley Green Road, Philadelphia, United States

Meet at Valley Green Inn Wissahickon Valley Park is not only an important natural resource and wonderful outdoor space - it is also an inspiration for artists of all types. Join us on this 4 - 5 mile multimedia hike as we explore the films and television programs, the paintings, the literature and the music […]

Patriots, Torries, Taverns, & Gold Mine with Stan Kozakowski and Jim McClory

Valley Green Inn Valley Green Road, Philadelphia, United States

Meet at the Valley Green Inn The middle section of the Wissahickon Valley Park is notable for its rich history. The tension between the patriots seeking independence and the Torries, who wanted to remain loyal to the crown, was real and played out in the Wissahickon. Nearly a century later, taverns, aka roadhouses, played a […]

Winter Prep Volunteer Service

Valley Green Inn Valley Green Road, Philadelphia, United States

Meeting Location Valley Green Inn As we close out the end of the year, we have a variety of important tasks to complete to prepare for the long, cold winter months! We'll be raking leaves, cleaning out storm drains, and removing litter. Come out to help us take care of the Wissahickon! No experience is […]