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  • Links of Interest « Friends of Wissahickon
    Share on Twitter Share via Email Links of Interest Appalachian Mountain Club Delaware Valley Chapter Batona Hiking Club Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Chestnut Hill Community Association Chestnut Hill Historical Society Chestnut Hill Local The Circuit Coaltion Courtesy Stable Philadelphia Parks Recreation Geologic Tour of Wissahickon Creek Germantown Historical Society Greenspace Alliance Historic RittenhouseTown Keystone Trail Association Morris Arboretum Philadelphia Canoe Club PA Fish Boat Commission Philadelphia Saddle Club Rails to Trails Conservancy Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education Schuylkill River National State Heritage Corridor Valley Green Inn We All Live Downstream Watershed Protection Programs Wissahickon Environmental Center at Andorra Natural Area Wissahickon Wanderers Running Club 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

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  • FAQ « Friends of Wissahickon
    creek In late summer of a dry year as much as 95 of the water in the creek is treated sewage from the seven treatment plants upstream in Montgomery County Every rainstorm washes a variety of animal waste lawn and garden chemicals household cleaners and more into the creek Sometimes even industrial and commercial pollutants from Montgomery County and Philadelphia get into the creek Heavy rainstorms overload Philadelphia s aging sewer system and force cross connections between sanitary and storm sewers What kind of fish are in the Wissahickon The Fish and Boat Commission stocks the creek with trout several times a year There are also largemouth and smallmouth bass sunfish and some small catfish in the creek as well as a variety of minnows and other panfish Rules Regulations View full list Where can I find a list of park rules and regulations You can find a list of rules and regulations on the Philadelphia Parks Recreation website Are motor vehicles permitted on the Wissahickon trails No With the exception of vehicles operated by PPR police fire ambulance and specially permitted vehicles no motor vehicles are allowed on the trails Specially permitted vehicles include vehicles used by FOW to get supplies and other important equipment to work sites Is it OK to swim in the creek No Swimming in any of Philadelphia s rivers and streams is illegal and dangerous The Philadelphia Department of Public Health states that swimming and wading is not permitted due to risks of drowning injury from submerged objects strong currents and other hazards Can I boat canoe or kayak in Wissahickon Creek There is no regulation forbidding it but FOW discourages it The park has no lifeguards on duty and the creek has variable depths which can be dangerous Can I grill cook or barbeque in the park There are several areas throughout the park where grilling is permitted You can identify these areas by the grills and picnic benches that are already there However grilling or starting campfires anywhere else in the park is extremely dangerous and not permitted Can I camp in the park No camping is not allowed Can I keep plants or animals that I find in the park No Please see the plants and wildlife FAQ section below Permits Licenses Where can I find information on park permits and licenses Visit the Philadelphia Parks Recreation website for information on permits and forms Who needs a permit to use the trails Equestrians and bike riders Hikers and those on skis skates or wheelchairs do not Do I need a license to fish in the Wissahickon Creek Yes Any person 16 years of age or older needs to obtain a license from the Pennsylvania Fish Boat Commission Licenses are also available at many sporting goods stores Do I need a permit for a family picnic in the park If your picnic is 5 10 people who only take up one or two picnic tables or blankets the answer is no If

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  • Sitemap « Friends of Wissahickon
    Speakers Bureau Links of Interest FAQ Facebook Twitter Instagram Sitemap Privacy Policy Board Login Trail Ambassadors Login Home Sitemap Share this page Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Sitemap Plan Your Visit Activities The Wissahickon Gorge Rules Hours Permits Maps Plants Wildlife Structures Landmarks Photo Gallery Membership Donations Volunteering Ongoing Projects Upcoming Workdays Volunteer Signup Crew Leaders Trail Ambassadors News Events Events News About FOW Board Directors Staff History Mission Programs Partners Speakers Bureau Links of Interest FAQ 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 Whoo loves the Wissahickon I do Let s Be Friends Become a member LetsBeFriends Facebook Twitter Instagram Buy A Trail Map Frequent Questions Get Directions Contact

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  • Privacy Policy « Friends of Wissahickon
    visitors can request information purchase memberships make donations and register for events These web forms allow users to submit personal contact and billing information to FOW Contact information obtained from the forms may be used to register people for programs make donations and distribute additional information to you about FOW In all cases visitors may opt out of receiving future communications from FOW Any financial information that is collected on all web forms is used to bill the user for requested products and services All email addresses collected from our websites are for FOW s use only and will not be shared rented or sold FOW will not engage members for solicitation of a product or service via email and under no circumstances will FOW make a member s email address or phone number available to outside parties Security This site has security measures in place to protect the loss misuse and alteration of the information under our control All financial data is transmitted using secure web technology Public Forums FOW s website offer site visitors the ability to comment and share information Please remember that any information you post on our blog is published to the website and becomes visible to the public Please exercise discretion when deciding to disclose your personal information on public forums such as our blog Choice Opt Out FOW provides users the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about you Users can at any time change or modify information previously provided This site gives users the following options to remove their information from our database to discontinue future contacts or to modify existing information You can send email to office fow org You can send mail to the following postal address

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  • Board Login « Friends of Wissahickon
    About FOW About FOW Board of Directors Staff History Mission Our Work Partners Speakers Bureau Links of Interest FAQ Facebook Twitter Instagram Sitemap Privacy Policy Board Login Trail Ambassadors Login Home Protected Board Login Share this page Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Protected Board Login This content is password protected To view it please enter your password below Password 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 You like to drink clean water I like to breathe it Let s Be Friends Become a member LetsBeFriends Facebook Twitter Instagram Buy A Trail Map Frequent Questions Get Directions Contact FOW Friends of the Wissahickon The mission of the Friends of the Wissahickon

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  • Trail Ambassador Login « Friends of Wissahickon
    Password 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

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  • 2016 Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest « Friends of Wissahickon
    taken within Wissahickon Valley Park along the Green Ribbon Trail or on one of the WVWA managed preserves within the last 3 years Please read detailed submission rules here The deadline for submissions is October 14 2016 Please submit entries electronically here Contest Rules All photos must be taken within the Wissahickon Valley Park along the Green Ribbon Trail or on one of the WVWA managed preserves Enter photos taken within the last 3 years Categories are People Wildlife Landscape and Structures You may enter up to 4 photos Photos should be high resolution at least 300 DPI and in one of the following file formats tiff eps jpg png or gif File names should follow this format last name category submission number or last name youth category submission number EX smith wildlife 1 jpg or smith youth wildlife 4 jpg Location of the photo must be included in the description of each photo Provide a current phone number email and mailing address Enter only photographs taken by you the entrant Entrants who wish to have your their photo displayed at the Winners Reception should submit a paper copy of the photo to the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association at 12 Morris Road Ambler PA 19002 All prints should be on quality paper sized 8 x 10 The 2016 Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest is presented by 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

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  • News « Friends of Wissahickon
    park 2016 Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest News April 11 2016 Walnut Lane Bridge to Close for Six Months News March 29 2016 Valley Talks Are Back This Spring at Valley Green Inn News March 11 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 Free Ice Cream at FOW s 9th Annual Ice Cream Social News August 17 2015 Raising the green roof on the Wissahickon Environmental Center News August 12 2015 Park Signage History An Appreciation News May 18 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

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