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  • Upcoming Events « Creek Cleanup « Friends of Wissahickon
    All Events Creek Cleanup April 30 9 00 am 1 00 pm Event Navigation Basics of Birding and True Stories of Amazing Avians with Mike Kopena Woodland Wildflower hike with Don Simon Susan Simon and Lisa Kolker Come on out and help clean up the banks of the Wissahickon Creek during our annual Creek Cleanup Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date April 30 Time 9 00 am 1 00 pm Venue Forbidden Drive at Northwestern Avenue Forbidden Drive and Northwestern Avenue Philadelphia PA 19128 United States Google Map Event Navigation Basics of Birding and True Stories of Amazing Avians with Mike Kopena Woodland Wildflower hike with Don Simon Susan Simon and Lisa Kolker 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 help restore structures repair stone work and rebuild

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  • Upcoming Events « Woodland Wildflower hike with Don Simon, Susan Simon, and Lisa Kolker « Friends of Wissahickon
    Simon Susan Simon and Lisa Kolker April 30 9 30 am 12 30 pm Event Navigation Creek Cleanup Kid Friendly Hike with Marv Schwartz Please click here to register for this hike Meet at Valley Green Inn This hike will cover the trails along Cresheim Creek and onto the White Trail ending at the Mt Airy Bridge and returning to Valley Green Inn along Forbidden Drive Expect to see some woodland wildflowers such as Trout Lilies and Bloodroot Distance 4 miles Level moderate Registration is recommended for all hikes required if indicated so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations Unless otherwise specified Trail Ambassador Hikes may be on rocky rugged trails that may be wet and slippery Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks Long pants are recommended for protection against occasional poison ivy and possible ticks Bring water and a snack if desired Unless otherwise noted children eight and older are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult Walks are cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date April 30 Time 9 30 am 12 30 pm Venue Valley Green Inn Valley Green Road at Forbidden Drive Philadelphia PA 19128 United States Google Map Phone 215 247 1730 Website http www valleygreeninn com Event Navigation Creek Cleanup Kid Friendly Hike with Marv Schwartz 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

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  • Upcoming Events « Kid-Friendly Hike with Marv Schwartz « Friends of Wissahickon
    pm Event Navigation Woodland Wildflower hike with Don Simon Susan Simon and Lisa Kolker Wissahickon Walkers Please click here to register for this hike Meet at the Valley Green Inn This hike will stop at popular sites from Valley Green Inn down Forbidden Drive to the Livezey Dam and Gorgas Creek cave See interesting rock formations and cross Fingerspan Bridge There will be a stop to enjoy our snacks and drinks on the stone steps high above the creek and then on to Devil s Pool and Pee Wee Rock on return Level moderate some rocky trails Registration is recommended for all hikes required if indicated so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations Unless otherwise specified Trail Ambassador Hikes may be on rocky rugged trails that may be wet and slippery Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks Long pants are recommended for protection against occasional poison ivy and possible ticks Bring water and a snack if desired Walks are cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions Google Calendar iCal Export Details Date April 30 Time 10 00 am 12 00 pm Venue Valley Green Inn Valley Green Road at Forbidden Drive Philadelphia PA 19128 United States Google Map Phone 215 247 1730 Website http www valleygreeninn com Event Navigation Woodland Wildflower hike with Don Simon Susan Simon and Lisa Kolker Wissahickon Walkers 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

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  • Walnut Lane Bridge to Close for Six Months « Friends of Wissahickon
    pedestrians and dismounted bicycles The Henry Avenue Bridge via Wissahickon and Midvale Avenues and Bells Mill Road are the alternative roadways available during the bridge closure Trucks and buses are prohibited from crossing at Bells Mill Road There is no through traffic allowed between Wises Mill Road and Valley Green Road Gates will remain closed and cars are not permitted on Forbidden Drive beyond the parking lot at Wises Mill Road SEPTA s Route 65 bus will also be rerouted starting at 6 p m on Friday April 1 Check SEPTA s system status page for detour information http www septa org realtime status system status shtml To find alternate entrances and trailheads to access the Wissahickon Valley Park use this map https www google com maps d u 0 viewer mid z9McOGDC6 Rg kE4JE NeZBfY 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

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  • Spring Ephemerals in the Wissahickon « Friends of Wissahickon
    blooms with short arching spikes of white fragrant heart shaped flowers above soft mounds of finely pinnate leaves This early delicate wildflower is not to be confused with the larger Bleeding Heart Dicentra spectabilis often found in our cultivated gardens Virginia Bluebells Mertensia virginica appear as striking clusters of violet to azure bells above broad thin blue green foliage The flowers open in sequence rising farther and farther above the leaves Unfortunately wild collectors have dug up Virginia Bluebells by the thousands for the trade Instead shake the dried seed heads like a magic wand and you ll have an abundance of Bluebells next year The Yellow Trout Lily Erythronium americanum blooms along with trout season which explains its common name and the gray green and brown mottling on the foliage suggests the side of a brook trout A short bright yellow Lily flower emerges from between pairs of leaves while single leaves are sterile Some might question whether the next two examples are true ephemerals as their foliage may persist into early summer The snowy white flowers with yellow center of the Bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis last only a few days in the early spring The petals start to fall before the leaves fully unfurl The beautiful foliage is almost round and notched like a sand dollar And if you are lucky you may find an example of one of the most elegant native wildflowers of all the genus Trillium The Purple Trillium Trillium erectum and the White Trillium Trillium grandiflorum both bear their three petaled flowers on stems lifting the blooms above a whorl of three leaves The plant is slow and difficult to propagate So again be mindful that many of these plants that you find in the nursery have been wild collected As I have to remind

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  • Nature « Friends of Wissahickon
    Bureau Links of Interest FAQ Facebook Twitter Instagram Sitemap Privacy Policy Board Login Trail Ambassadors Login Home News Nature Share this page Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email News Keep up to date with the park Spring Ephemerals in the Wissahickon Nature March 23 2016 From One World to Another Nature March 08 2016 Walnuts keep falling on my head Nature October 11 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 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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  • Contact FOW « Friends of Wissahickon
    News 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 Contact FOW Share this page Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Contact FOW The Friends of the Wissahickon 40 W Evergreen Avenue Suite 108 Philadelphia PA 19118 3324 Phone 215 247 0417 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 FOW Friends of the Wissahickon The mission of the Friends of the Wissahickon is

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  • Become a volunteer « Friends of Wissahickon
    Wissahickon and volunteer with Friends of the Wissahickon Valley Park From helping to clear trails to working as a park Trail Ambassador we need your help to make the park a place that everyone can enjoy For more information and to register contact Volunteer Coordinator John Holback at holback fow org or 215 247 0417 x107 Please register if you plan to attend as it helps us plan projects and gather resources for the workdays Name required Email required Phone Number Address City State Zip Code Availability choose one Weekends Weekdays Both weekends and weekdays Area of Interest choose all that interest you Crew leader training Invasive plant removal Machinery and chainsaw training Outreach Structures Trail Ambassador Trail building Tree planting 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

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