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  • Protect Wissahickon Wildlife with Handcrafted Boxes « Friends of Wissahickon
    on Twitter Share via Email Protect Wissahickon Wildlife with Handcrafted Boxes Current Projects October 31 2015 Volunteers from the Structures Crew and others under the direction of Steve Okula have produced enough bluebird hawk bat and wood duck boxes that are now for sale Find them at Killian s Hardware in Chestnut Hill Stanley s Hardware on Ridge Avenue in Roxborough and at the Wissahickon Environmental Center Sales benefit FOW s Wildlife Committee Thanks to Steve Sam John Dave Rich and everyone else at The Woodshop Tags 0 comments Leave a comment Click here to cancel reply Categories Select a category Uncategorized Trail Work Current Projects Conservation News Nature Newsletter Restoration Events Apr 30th Creek Cleanup Apr 30th Woodland Wildflower hike with Don Simon Susan Simon and Lisa Kolker Apr 30th Kid Friendly Hike with Marv Schwartz View more events News 2016 Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest News April 11 2016 Walnut Lane Bridge to Close for Six Months News March 29 2016 Spring Ephemerals in the Wissahickon Nature March 23 2016 See more news Follow FOW FOW on Facebook FOW on Instagram Ongoing Projects We need volunteers to help restore structures repair stone work and rebuild trails Volunteer Get involved

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  • Current Projects « Friends of Wissahickon
    up to date with the park FOW Seeks Proposals for Restoration of Three Park Sites Conservation February 04 2016 Protect Wissahickon Wildlife with Handcrafted Boxes Current Projects October 31 2015 Tree House Porch Goes Green Current Projects October 28 2015 Sign Sign Everywhere a Sign Current Projects October 20 2015 Valley Green Road Walkway Stabilization Current Projects September 01 2015 Wissahickon East Park Small Area Plan Current Projects August 31 2015 Sustainable Trails Initiative Current Projects August 31 2015 Andorra Stormwater Management and Sediment Reduction Project Current Projects August 31 2015 Forbidden Drive Trail Stabilization Project Current Projects August 31 2015 Categories Select a category Uncategorized Trail Work Current Projects Conservation News Nature Newsletter Restoration Events Apr 30th Creek Cleanup Apr 30th Woodland Wildflower hike with Don Simon Susan Simon and Lisa Kolker Apr 30th Kid Friendly Hike with Marv Schwartz View more events News 2016 Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest News April 11 2016 Walnut Lane Bridge to Close for Six Months News March 29 2016 Spring Ephemerals in the Wissahickon Nature March 23 2016 See more news Follow FOW FOW on Facebook FOW on Instagram Ongoing Projects We need volunteers to help restore structures repair stone work and rebuild

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  • Tree House Porch Goes Green « Friends of Wissahickon
    reduce the building s impact on the Park s sensitive habitat as green roof systems have many environmental benefits over traditional roofs While the tree that grew through the porch roof could not be replaced FOW has done its best to pay homage to the tree that used to grow through its roof According to Stroud FOW enhanced the Tree House theme by using tree cutouts in the railing around the porch and placing a round cutout beneath the skylight in the porch roof FOW plans to place a tree cookie into the porch floor directly below the skylight This slice of a fallen tree will be flush with the floor so visitors can walk on it We are trying to mimic the shape of the tree so a person can stand there and think about the tree that used to grow there he says The new Tree House porch does more than provide additional space for environmental education programs It gives the Tree House staff the opportunity to educate visitors on the benefits of green roofs Green roofs absorb rainwater instead of letting it with the pollutants it carries run into storm drains and waterways Plants and bacteria that live in the soil filter rainwater before it flows into the landscape Native plantings host beneficial insects and provide food and habitat for other critters In hot summer months green roofs absorb far less heat than traditional building materials like wood or asphalt shingles This reduces cooling costs and overall energy consumption Tags 0 comments Leave a comment Click here to cancel reply Categories Select a category Uncategorized Trail Work Current Projects Conservation News Nature Newsletter Restoration Events Apr 30th Creek Cleanup Apr 30th Woodland Wildflower hike with Don Simon Susan Simon and Lisa Kolker Apr 30th Kid Friendly Hike

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  • Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign « Friends of Wissahickon
    blazes and signs throughout the park which will increase accessibility to the park and visitor safety as well as promote responsible park use The project includes 25 new trailhead kiosks 150 trail markers trail blazes along trail corridors restored signs on Forbidden Drive and a redesigned park map Signs will be installed on official designated trails at trailheads and in other key areas With new specific address information on the signs you ll know exactly where you are at a given time in case of emergency FOW has also worked with the city to develop an extended help locator system so that emergency services can pinpoint an exact location within the park Tags 0 comments Leave a comment Click here to cancel reply Categories Select a category Uncategorized Trail Work Current Projects Conservation News Nature Newsletter Restoration Events Apr 30th Creek Cleanup Apr 30th Woodland Wildflower hike with Don Simon Susan Simon and Lisa Kolker Apr 30th Kid Friendly Hike with Marv Schwartz View more events News 2016 Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest News April 11 2016 Walnut Lane Bridge to Close for Six Months News March 29 2016 Spring Ephemerals in the Wissahickon Nature March 23 2016 See more news

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  • Mt. Airy Gateway Project Moves Forward « Friends of Wissahickon
    2015 Mt Airy Gateway Project Moves Forward Summer 2015 interns from the Student Conservation Association joined the long line of volunteers who have contributed thousands of hours to the Gateway Project since its inception in 2010 Thanks to the group remnants of a macadam driveway were removed clearing the site for additional planting The goal of the Gateway Project is to restore two pergolas and the surrounding landscape at Lincoln Drive and Johnson Street The pergolas were a 1901 gift to the people of Philadelphia from the financier Edward T Stotesbury Critical to completing the Project was a 15 000 matching grant from the Philadelphia Activities Fund recently received through the office of Councilwoman Cindy Bass The project committee expects to work with Scott Walker of Axe Handle Timber on the trelliswork which will crown the two piers remaining on the site Peter DiCarlo of Levy DiCarlo Partners LLC Architecture and Landscape Architecture designed the trelliswork John M Hanson of Hanson General Contracting Inc is contributing construction management expertise to the project Stonehenge Masonry completed stonework restoration last spring By Doris Kessler Gateway Project For additional information contact West Mt Airy Neighbors at wman wman net Tags Restoration 0 comments Leave a comment Click here to cancel reply Categories Select a category Uncategorized Trail Work Current Projects Conservation News Nature Newsletter Restoration Events Apr 30th Creek Cleanup Apr 30th Woodland Wildflower hike with Don Simon Susan Simon and Lisa Kolker Apr 30th Kid Friendly Hike with Marv Schwartz View more events News 2016 Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest News April 11 2016 Walnut Lane Bridge to Close for Six Months News March 29 2016 Spring Ephemerals in the Wissahickon Nature March 23 2016 See more news Follow FOW FOW on Facebook FOW on Instagram Ongoing Projects We need volunteers to help

    Original URL path: http://fow.org/868-2/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Newsletter « Friends of Wissahickon
    date with the park Mt Airy Gateway Project Moves Forward Newsletter October 11 2015 The Cedars House Celebrates 5 Years Newsletter October 11 2015 FOW Welcomes New Pennsylvania Master Naturalists Newsletter October 11 2015 It Takes a Village to Build a Porch Newsletter October 11 2015 FOW Increases Presence in the Park with Field Assistants Newsletter October 11 2015 Houston Meadow Trail Restoration Newsletter October 11 2015 A Creek in Crisis Time for Action Newsletter June 11 2015 Wissahickon Part of PPR s Forest Management Program Newsletter May 02 2015 Top Ten Tips for Staying Well in the Spring Newsletter April 05 2015 Categories Select a category Uncategorized Trail Work Current Projects Conservation News Nature Newsletter Restoration Events Apr 30th Creek Cleanup Apr 30th Woodland Wildflower hike with Don Simon Susan Simon and Lisa Kolker Apr 30th Kid Friendly Hike with Marv Schwartz View more events News 2016 Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest News April 11 2016 Walnut Lane Bridge to Close for Six Months News March 29 2016 Spring Ephemerals in the Wissahickon Nature March 23 2016 See more news Follow FOW FOW on Facebook FOW on Instagram Ongoing Projects We need volunteers to help restore structures repair stone work

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  • The Cedars House Celebrates 5 Years « Friends of Wissahickon
    Philadelphia Parks Recreation took over and the house became a storage building Soon after people lived in it for some time but it eventually became dilapidated Ricki Eisenstein has lived across the street from this building for a long time In 2010 after meeting Lucy Strackhouse Executive Director of the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust Eisenstein found out that the house was available for rent as a business Eisenstein thought being between career paths it would be fun to run a cafe The place was run down and there were many holes in the floor Eisenstein said but she took on the challenge of renovating the old house and by the end of 2010 The Cedars House opened This unique cafe located in Wissahickon Valley Park offers breakfast lunch and some community made snacks throughout the year The Fresh Artist a nonprofit organization donated some of their paintings to The Cedars House giving the building a lively feeling There are lockers stationed on the inside where people can keep their belongings when they are out in the park and The Cedars House provides a wellness studio where guest can enjoy a massage or acupuncture Also the building is available for rent for different types of events or activities The Cedars House has contributed a lot to the community and it is truly a personalized and relaxing place By Alana Garey FOW Intern FOW Intern Alana Garey sixteen attends West Catholic Preparatory High School and worked in FOW s office and in the park throughout the summer She was a participant in a program at Triskeles Green Career Pathways www triskelesprograms org a nonprofit organization which helps students develop skills for work healthy lifestyles and social responsibility Tags 0 comments Leave a comment Click here to cancel reply Categories Select a

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  • FOW Welcomes New Pennsylvania Master Naturalists « Friends of Wissahickon
    Classes were led by local experts and professionals most of whom volunteered their time and knowledge to enable the fifteen trainees to become experts in environmental conservation and education The majority of these classes were held at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education which generously donated classroom space to the group with additional field courses held at Wissahickon Valley Park Cobbs Creek and the Fairmount Water Works Trainees were challenged to look at their surroundings in a new way and utilize all of their senses to experience and observe the environment With an emphasis on the dynamic nature of the environment and its inherent interconnections participants were immersed in courses on the many aspects of Southeastern Pennsylvania s ecology geology wildlife and aquatic systems The impact of human activities and values on all of these natural systems was a central theme throughout each class Trainees were taught how to communicate these complicated concepts to the public and engage them in future stewardship projects Once training was completed these energetic trainees began planning their service projects thirty hours of volunteer service are required in the first year to obtain PMN certification and they must also attend FOW lectures and events to satisfy their continuing education requirements Many of these trainees will be launching stewardship or environmental education projects throughout Wissahickon Valley Park and pursuing future training through FOW s Trail Ambassador or Crew Leader programs FOW staff and volunteers are excited to have these new trainees join us and our partners in the preservation of Wissahickon Valley Park and the many important public lands throughout our ecoregion Tags 0 comments Leave a comment Click here to cancel reply Categories Select a category Uncategorized Trail Work Current Projects Conservation News Nature Newsletter Restoration Events Apr 30th Creek Cleanup Apr 30th Woodland Wildflower

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