Friendsof the Wissahickon


Tree House Porch

August 20, 2015

Contact: Erin Mooney, Publicist, Friends of the Wissahickon: 267-788-2196,

Volunteers Needed to Help Paint Wissahickon Environmental Center Porch
Join Friends of the Wissahickon in a community painting project on Saturday, Aug. 29

Philadelphia, PA—Friends of the Wissahickon is seeking volunteers to help paint the porch of the Wissahickon Environmental Center, (the “Tree House”) on Saturday, August 29 at 9 a.m.

The Tree House porch has been rebuilt, a green roof created by Roofmeadow has been installed on the building and all that’s left to be done is to paint the porch. This area is primarily used for environmental education programs at the Tree House.

We’ll celebrate the project’s completion with a picnic on the lawn. Email FOW volunteer coordinator John Holback at to register.

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

Photo of Wissahickon Environmental Center porch attached. Photo credit: Julie Cressman.