What’s happening in the Wissahickon?
Brrr… it’s looking like a freezing February! There’s a lot to look forward in the Wissahickon, though, so scroll down and stay warm – here’s what’s happening in the park next month!
Stewardship and service days!
Yellow Trail Crossings Project
February 6-7: We will be closing a section of the Yellow Trail from 2/6 to 2/7 as we replace three deteriorating foot crossings on the trail near Gorgas Lane. Please follow all posted project signage and detours!
Count birds in your back yard (or local park)!
February 12 -15: The Great Backyard Bird Count is coming up! Over 250,000 people observed nearly 28 million birds in this international event last year, and the data submitted for the count helps scientists put together a better picture of species numbers and migration changes. Fire up your eBird app and add your observations in the Wisshickon here!
Closer to home, you can also help FOW understand habitat happenings in the Wissahickon by becoming a habitat monitor. Here’s how to start, and don’t forget to check out our Facebook on Wednesdays to see what we’re looking for in the Winter Habitat monitoring zone, Valley Green!
Will you be our valentine?
One of the best parts of exploring the Wissahickon in winter is that hidden history often comes to light (usually, the trees get in the way). Check out this week’s blog, where we’re taking a hike through the remnants of the Wissahickon’s industrial past!
Pictured: Historic Rittenhouse Town in the late 1800s!
You love the Wissahickon. We do too! Support from our friends allows us to advance our conservation mission, including improving trails, keeping the creek clean, and providing free educational programming to our park community.