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  • News « Friends of Wissahickon
    repair starting this Friday April 1 One sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians and dismounted bicycles The Henry Spring Ephemerals in the Wissahickon Nature March 23 2016 by Wendy Willard Hort Landscape Design and FOW Trail Ambassador We are fortunate to live in the Eastern Deciduous Woodlands where seasons are clearly demonstrated by the surrounding vegetation or lack of it From the Valley Talks Are Back This Spring at Valley Green Inn News March 11 2016 Valley Green Bank a Division of Univest Bank and Trust Co sponsors talks on forest management and the benefits of ecosystems Friends of the Wissahickon is hosting two Valley Talks this spring that explore various From One World to Another Nature March 08 2016 Horseback riding through the Wissahickon on a cold winter night By Cynthia Turecki Trail Ambassador Tonight this Trail Ambassador is off duty As I head out on the trail I leave one world and enter Please Steer Clear of Muddy Trails Conservation February 23 2016 It s Mud Season in Wissahickon Valley Park and FOW is urging park users to refrain from using muddy trails If you are leaving prints hoof tire or boot the trail is too wet to use More News FOW Seeks Proposals for Restoration of Three Park Sites Conservation February 04 2016 FOW to Host Watershed Quizzo in Manayunk on 2 29 Conservation February 04 2016 Winter Park Curfew Still in Effect Conservation February 04 2016 Public Meeting on January 27 News December 16 2015 A Section of the Yellow Trail is Closed Trail Work December 16 2015 Partners in Park Stewardship Friends of the Cresheim Trail Conservation November 02 2015 Older Posts 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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  • Events for April 2016 « Friends of Wissahickon
    Navigation March May Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 27 Basics of Birding an 28 29 30 31 1 2 Native Seed Craft 3 Woods and Meadow Hik Trails Less Traveled Cedars Talk Butterf 4 5 Valley Talks Plannin 6 7 8 9 Bird Box Building Wo 10 Trails Less Traveled 11 12 13 14 15 16 Currently Exposed Ro Spring Awakening in Trail Maintenance 17 Bike the Hill 18 19 20 21 Thursday Tots April 22 Dancing With the Toa 23 Fishing the Wissahic Earth Day Trail Work 24 Meadow Bird Walk Basics of Birding an 25 26 27 28 29 30 Creek Cleanup Woodland Wildflower Kid Friendly Hike wi Calendar Month Navigation March May Export Month s Events Categories Select a category Uncategorized Trail Work Current Projects Conservation News Nature Newsletter Restoration Events Jun 29th Wissahickon Walkers Jun 25th Know Your Bugs Jun 22nd Wissahickon Walkers 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

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  • About FOW « Friends of Wissahickon
    partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to restore historical park structures eliminate invasive plant species monitor watershed management issues and restore trails throughout Wissahickon Valley Park Keep up with what we re up to and follow us on Facebook and Twitter Annual Reports The Annual Report gives an overview of the organization s activities during the past year Please note The Annual Report may take some time to download due to the large file size and depending on your Internet connection 2014 Annual Report 2013 Annual Report 2012 Annual Report 2011 Annual Report 2010 Annual Report Newsletters Read all about FOW in our quarterly newsletter Spring 2016 Winter 2015 Fall 2015 Summer 2015 Spring 2015 Winter 2014 Fall 2014 Summer 2014 Spring 2014 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

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  • Board of Directors & Staff « Friends of Wissahickon
    Staff Officers William Whetzel President Jeff Harbison Vice President Liz Werthan Vice President Advocacy Robert Harries Vice President Governance James Walker Treasurer Liz Werthan Secretary Board Members Christine Bamberger Richard P Brown Jr Tai ming Chang Stephanie Craighead Emily Daeschler David Dannenberg Samuel Finney Shirley Gracie Jeffrey Harbison Robert Harries David Hilton Nina Hoe Louise Johnston Courtney Kapp John Kelly Martha Kennedy Richard Kremnick Charles Lee Jr Christopher McCausland David P Pope Chris Rabb Jean Sachs Robert T Vance Jr James Walker Liz Werthan Patricia R West Will Whetzel Susan Wilmerding Staff Maura McCarthy Executive Director 215 247 0417 x101 mccarthy fow org Ruffian Tittmann Director of Development and Operations 215 247 0417 x102 tittmann fow org Audrey Simpson Business Manager 215 247 0417 x103 office fow org Giulia Morrone Development and Outreach Assistant 215 247 0417 x104 morrone fow org Denise Larrabee Editor 215 247 0417 x105 larrabee fow org John Holback Volunteer Coordinator 215 247 0417 x107 holback fow org Henry Stroud AICP Project Manager 215 247 0417 x108 stroud fow org Sarah Marley Outreach Manager 215 247 0417 x109 marley fow org Erin Mooney Publicist 267 788 2196 mooney fow org Lorraine Awuku Development Manager 215 247 0417 x111 awuku fow org Ashley Velez Executive Assistant 215 247 0417 x112 velez fow org 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

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  • History & Mission « Friends of Wissahickon
    now known as National Natural Landmarks 1970s FOW published the first Map of the Wissahickon Valley and Wissahickon Valley Park trail system was named a National Recreation Trail 1990s FOW began several of its signature outreach efforts its quarterly newsletter lecture series and website The first paid executive director was hired and FOW acquired office space at the Chestnut Hill Historial Society with whom it launched the joint Conservation and Facade Easement Program 2002 The William Penn Foundation awarded FOW a 280 000 capacity building grant which made it possible for FOW to hire full time professional staff increase revenue and undertake major projects FOW launched a Save Our Forests fundraising effort in partnership with the Friends of Pennypack Park 2004 Valley Green Environmental Restoration Plan was completed 2005 FOW launched the Sustainable Trails Initiative STI and the Protect Our Watershed program 2008 First class of Trail Ambassadors began working in the park 2009 FOW began the Wissahickon Stormwater Mitigation and Sediment Reduction Project 2011 The Warming Shed at Valley Green which burned down in 2010 was rebuilt by Structures Crew 2012 Completed My Park Counts the most comprehensive park survey of the Wissahickon ever conducted and held its first town meeting on the health of the Wissahickon Creek 2014 FOW Celebrated 90th Anniversary with special events and extensive improvements to Valley Green Inn Conservation Restoration FOW protects the natural beauty and wildness of Wissahickon Valley Park With our volunteers we implement projects aimed that encourage balanced regeneration of native plant and wildlife species reduce stormwater erosion and preserve the man made trails bridges and other park structures The Sustainable Trails Initiative is a multi stage commitment by the Friends of the Wissahickon to help make the 50 miles of natural surface National Recreation Trails in the Wissahickon Valley Park

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  • Our Work « Friends of Wissahickon
    trail construction habitat restoration and infrastructure improvement projects throughout Wissahickon Valley Park Conservation Planning Friends of the Wissahickon plans for the proper management of the park s resources by leading and participating in planning efforts designed to prioritize conservation actions FOW has led and participated in various local and regional planning efforts on wayfinding and signage trail construction water quality and forest management Volunteer Program Friends of the Wissahickon Trail Ambassadors are trained docents who assist park visitors with directions and safety and lead guided walks to educate visitors about the park s history flora fauna and geology Trail Crew Leaders are experienced volunteers who are trained to lead volunteer groups They are experts in trail building and or habitat restoration and have undergone special training Friends of the Wissahickon volunteers rebuild trails plant trees remove vines eliminate invasive plants and replace them with native species clean up trash and debris remove graffiti control erosion and repair structures Protect our Watershed The Joint Easement Program is managed by Friends of the Wissahickon and the Chestnut Hill Historical Society Landowners can voluntarily limit future development of their property to protect important conservation values Environmental Education Friends of the Wissahickon hosts free public lectures guided walks special events and installs interpretive signage in the park to educate the public about important current environmental topics Advocacy and Policy Making Friends of the Wissahickon and our partner agencies work to ensure that local and state policies continue to support FOW s mission and our longstanding commitment to environmental protection 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

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  • Partners « Friends of Wissahickon
    Share via Email Partners FOW partners with dozens of organizations both large and small in our efforts to preserve the Wissahickon and stimulate public interest in Wissahickon Valley Park We pursue partnerships with city agencies regional municipalities State agencies park and environmental interest organizations and local schools and businesses FOW looks for partners who share our goals of serving the whole community transparently and effectively while avoiding duplications of service Some of our partners include The Cedars House Courtesy Stable Fairmount Park Conservancy Friends of Cresheim Trail Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Philadelphia Water Department Valley Green Inn Wissahickon East Project Wissahickon Environmental Center Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association 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 Become a member today

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  • Speakers Bureau « Friends of Wissahickon
    are appreciated Postcards from the Wissahickon David Bower Volunteer Coordinator for Philadelphia Parks Recreation A Poem Which Has Long Endured The Walnut Lane Bridge at 100 David Young Executive Director of Cliveden of the National Trust Protecting Land with Conservation Easements Debra Wolf Goldstein member of the Commission on Parks and Recreation and president of Conservation Matters LLC Art Inspired by the Wissahickon Dena Sher founder of the Whitemarsh Art Center and a former FOW Board Member A History of Horses in the Wissahickon Barbara Sherf a communications professional who enjoys horseback riding as a member of the Philadelphia Saddle Club PowerPoints with Sarah West Sarah West FOW Trail Ambassador and author of Rediscovering the Wissahickon offers several PowerPoint programs Stewardship Challenges in the Wissahickon The Story in Wissahickon Rocks The Wissahickon Then and Now The 200 Year Industrial Era Wissahickon Homesteads Wissahickon Roads Paths and Bridges Wissahickon Road House Era 1840 1916 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

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