FOW to hold cleanup ef­fort

The Review - - FRONT PAGE - A press re­lease from Friends of the Wis­sahickon

AN­DORRA » For more than a cen­tury, Wis­sahickon Val­ley Park’s 1,800 acres of green space has been an oa­sis for Philadel­phi­ans. But all pub­lic lands, es­pe­cially one as pop­u­lar as the Wis­sahickon, which wel­comed 1.3 mil­lion vis­its last year, need vol­un­teers to help keep them safe and beau­ti­ful.

In recog­ni­tion of Na­tional Pub­lic Lands day, join Friends of the Wis­sahickon (FOW) Satur­day, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at An­dorra Meadow to help with trail restora­tion, drainage im­prove­ments and tread sta­bi­liza­tion.

Vol­un­teers should meet at the up­per An­dorra park­ing lot on North­west­ern Av­enue off Ridge Ave. Park­ing is lim­ited, so con­sider park­ing near North­west­ern Sta­bles on the Chest­nut Hill side and then walk­ing up the road past the Wis­sahickon En­vi­ron­men­tal Cen­ter Tree House.

The event is open to the pub­lic. Reg­is­tra­tion is rec­om­mended in case of can­cel­la­tion. The event will be can­celed in the event of heavy rain, thun­der

and light­ing, high winds, etc.

Visit FOW’s Face­book page for up­dates. Cance­la­tions will be posted by 8 a.m. on the day of the event.

“I’m al­ways amazed and grat­i­fied by the large turnout we get at these ‘Su­per Satur­day’ cleanup events,” said Maura McCarthy, FOW ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor. “Not only is it a great way to meet new peo­ple who share a love of the Wis­sahickon, but the ad­di­tional help re­ally makes a dif­fer­ence to our on­go­ing ef­forts to keep the park well­groomed for ev­ery­one’s en­joy­ment.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact FOW Vol­un­teer Co­or­di­na­tor Shawn Green at green@fow.org.

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