Welcome Spring with a Valley Talk

News // March 13, 2024

Valley Talks are back this Spring in a special 100th Anniversary series that celebrates the Friends of the Wissahickon’s first century of stewardship and the Park’s past, present, and future.

Our friend, Tony Croasdale, from up at the Treehouse, will kick off this special series on Wednesday, April 10, with Wissahickon Wildlife Greatest Hits, where he will highlight some of the special animals and wildlife species that call the park home, including Wood Ducks, Red Salamanders, Red Squirrels, and more! Register here.

Our annual four-part Valley Talk series is the perfect chance to uncover the mysteries of the meadows, forests, wetlands, and waterways of the Wissahickon with the help of a few experts. For instance, have you ever wondered about those stone and log buildings nestled in the Valley?

On Wednesday, May 15, join architect Kate Cowing to discuss the history of the WPA structures in the Wissahickon, the controversy leading up to their construction, and their current status. Register here.

Learn the story behind the park that drew visitors from across the world and 100-year commitment from the community to protect it.

These talks, along with the soon-to-be-announced Fall installment, are hosted in-person at the Valley Green Inn and virtually on Zoom. Can’t make it? The Zoom recording will be posted to our YouTube following the event. Find some of our past talks, including Climate Change in our Watershed, Lenape, A Living Language, and Maps of the Wissahickon, on our channel here.

Stay tuned for more opportunities to learn about the Wissahickon and our 100-year friendship. In the meantime, check out our 100th Anniversary page for more ways to celebrate, including our upcoming Biennial Photo Contest, which kicks off on April 1!

Photo courtesy of Dan Dilanzo