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Friends of the Wissahickon

Contact Information
8708 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19118-2717
Phone: 215-247-0417
Fax: 215-247-9329
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Organizational Information
Type of Organization Watershed Association, Trail Group
Year Founded 1924
PA Counties of Operation Philadelphia

Mission or Purpose
The Friends of the Wissahickon is the oldest and largest of the nonprofit, volunteer groups active in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park system. For over eight decades we have been stewards of Wissahickon Valley Park, the beautiful northern stretch of Fairmount Park. Our members maintain and preserve trails and historic structures, care for native plant and animal species, and protect the watershed.

Land Conservation Figures
PennsylvaniaOut of State
Acres Under Easement

† Pertains to land that has been acquired by the land trust and than reconveyed to a local, county or state, state or federal government entity for conservation purposes.
‡ Other pertains to assistance in transactions including preparation and negotiation work and/or the reconveyance of land to another private conservation organization.