Join Friends of the Wissahickon for 2 Annual Events Geared to Improving Wissahickon Valley Park & the Visitor Experience: 

Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Volunteer Day of Service Cleanup – 1/16

Annual Public Projects Meeting – 1/17

January 5, 2023 Join Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) on Monday, January 16, for its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Cleanup event. Help give back to the park, its users, the creek, and the plants and animals that depend on a clean park to survive. This year, FOW will hold a cleanup  beneath and around the recently reopened bridges that connect Forbidden Drive to the paved bike path. Removing this litter will not only make this area of the park more beautiful, but it will keep our watershed healthier for all.

No experience is needed and FOW provides gloves, tools and instruction – you just need to show up. Be sure to wear warm layers, and bring a water bottle. Snow or especially frigid temperatures will cancel this event.

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to Noon. Volunteers meet at Historic RittenhouseTown (208 Lincoln Drive). To register, visit

Public Projects Meeting – Tuesday, January 17

FOW holds its Annual Public Projects Meeting for the community to hear about the organization’s upcoming plans and projects to conserve our treasured Wissahickon Valley Park. FOW’s Executive Director Ruffian Tittmann will review last year’s improvements and the status of current and planned conservation projects, while Director of Field Stewardship Shawn Green will share FOW’s volunteer achievements from 2022 as well as how to get involved in 2023, and Capital Projects Coordinator Pauline Berkowitz will discuss the ongoing Germantown Neighborhood Connection and the East Falls Reroute and Habitat Restoration projects.

The free virtual event will be held from 6 – 7:30 p.m. online via Zoom. To register, visit