Help Friends of the Wissahickon Get the Park Ready for Spring

Sign up for Super Saturday Service Days from April – June 

in Wissahickon Valley Park

 

Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) seeks volunteers to help keep Wissahickon Valley Park clean and beautiful during its busiest time of year. Extra hands are always needed to remove the many fallen branches and other tree debris left by this winter’s storms, clear trash and recycling, trail work, and planting. FOW Volunteer Service Days not only provide a direct role in keeping the park maintained and sustainable for generations to come, they’re also fun, educational, and a great way to meeting like-minded park stewards. No experience is necessary – FOW provides the instruction, tools, and gloves.

Mark your calendars for these special Saturday Service Days, which are held from 9 am-1 pm:

  • April 13–Rescheduled Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Corresponding with FOW’s annual Earth Day service day, the event will focus on sprucing up Thomas Mansion (6245 Wissahickon Ave.), removing invasive plants and prepping the site for an upcoming planting.

  • April 27–Annual Creek Cleanup

Join FOW and partners at the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association to help clean the Wissahickon Creek in the northernmost part of the park. Meet at Harper’s Meadow.

After the cleanup, all volunteers are invited to the Talkin’ Trash Picnic. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Fort Washington State Park.

  • June 1–Super-Mega Volunteer Service Day celebrating FOW’s 95th anniversary will provide volunteer projects in 10 different locations!

For more details about these and other service days, and to register, visit fow.org/workinthepark.Service days are open to the public. Registration is recommended in case of cancellation. Service days will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain, thunder and lighting, high winds, etc. Visit FOW’s Facebook page or the Upcoming Work Days page for updates. Cancellations will be posted by 8 a.m. on the day of the event.

Your help is greatly appreciated. Feel free to e-mail Volunteer Manager Shawn Green with any questions at green@fow.org.

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