This Earth Day, Help Friends of the Wissahickon Show Extra Love for Wissahickon Valley Park

April 22: 1 Service Event – 4 Locations

If you’re looking for ways to help the environment this Earth Day, Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) is seeking volunteers to show some extra love to the Wissahickon Valley Park at a four-location service event on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sign up for one of the following Earth Day locations spread across the park requiring specific work that needs to be done. Collectively, the areas capture the type of service that FOW volunteers usually do: trail work, litter cleanup, invasive plant removal, and drain cleaning.

Harvey St.: FOW and volunteers will be working along the trails, cleaning litter, and cutting back invasive plants.

Ridge Ave.: FOW and volunteers will be collecting litter at the southernmost entrance to the park at the Ridge Ave. trailhead.

Historic Rittenhouse Town: FOW and volunteers will be removing litter and cutting back invasive plants.

Valley Green: FOW and volunteers will be clearing leaves and debris from stormwater infrastructure and cutting back invasive plants.

No experience is needed. FOW provides gloves, tools and instruction. Wear sturdy footwear and long pants, and bring a water bottle. FOW Volunteer Service Days not only provide a direct role in keeping the park cleaner, healthier, and more beautiful, they’re also fun and a great way to meet like-minded park stewards.

Register at Detailed information and the specific meeting location will be sent by email the day before the event.

For more information contact Amelia Marren at

Friends of the Wissahickon
40 W. Evergreen Avenue, Suite 108
Philadelphia, PA 19118-3324

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