Upcoming Friends of the Wissahickon Events to Keep the Wissahickon Valley Park Clean & Green

MLK Day of Service Lincoln Drive Cleanup – 1/17

Annual Public Projects Meeting – 1/18

Restroom Facilities Master Plan Public Meeting  – 2/16

PHILADELPHIA – December 15, 2021- Whether it’s helping clear trash or choosing restroom locations, you can help Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) this winter by participating in its ongoing work to conserve one of the area’s greatest treasures – the Wissahickon Valley Park.

Monday, January 17, 9 a.m. – Noon: MLK Day of Service

Dr. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?” By volunteering on this day, we will be giving back to all who visit Wissahickon Valley Park, the creek, and the plants and animals that rely on it to live.

For the first time, FOW and partners at Philadelphia Parks & Recreations will close Lincoln Drive from Wissahickon Ave. to Ridge Ave. for a large-scale litter cleanup. It’s a great opportunity for individuals and groups to join together to clear the extensive trash that collects along this heavily traveled park-adjacent roadway. Find more information and how to sign up for the service day here: https://fow.org/mlk-day-of-service-2022/. Gloves, trash bags, trash grabbers, and instruction will be provided.

Tuesday, January 18, 6 p.m.: Annual Public Projects Meeting.

Join FOW online for its 2022 Annual Public Projects Meeting to learn about FOW’s upcoming plans and projects to conserve the Wissahickon Valley Park. 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 2021 as well as how to get involved in 2022. Register here: https://fow.org/event/public-projects-meeting-2022/

Wednesday, February 16, 6 p.m.: Restroom Facilities Master Plan Public Meeting

On Wednesday, February 16th at 6pm, Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) and our project consultants from NV5 will be hosting a virtual Public Meeting to present a draft of the Wissahickon Valley Park Restroom Facilities Master Plan. We want to know what you think about the proposed restroom locations, facility types, hear your comments, and answer any questions related to facilities in the Wissahickon. Register at: https://fow.org/event/restroom-master-plan-public-meeting-2/.

You can also help determine the location of new restroom facilities by selecting from a list of options on this public input form.