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Friends of the Wissahickon to Raise Money to Support the Return of Native Birds to the Wissahickon on Giving Tuesday.  Funds raised on Giving Tuesday, December 1 will  go toward the building and installation of wildlife boxes throughout the Wissahickon Valley Park.


Funds raised on the national day of giving will be used for the production and installation of bird boxes and will support projects working to restore bird habitat in the Wissahickon Valley Park. FOW will build 50 cedar bird and bat boxes that will help promote local populations of hawks, owls, wood ducks, kestrels, bats and blue birds.  The boxes will each be monitored using their individual GPS locations.

Giving Tuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to kick-off the holiday giving season and to inspire people to give back to the charities and causes they support.

To support Friends of the Wissahickon’s Giving Tuesday initiative, visit

Founded in 1924, FOW is a 1,600-member nonprofit organization and works in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to restore historical park structures, eliminate invasive plant species, monitor watershed management issues, and restore trails throughout the Wissahickon Park. Follow FOW on Facebook and Twitter. For more information or to become a member, visit