Our Mission

We inspire and engage diverse communities of people to protect, steward, and enjoy the land and waterways of the Wissahickon Valley.

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Our Impact in Numbers

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Volunteer hours supported stewardship and trails projects, and the Citizen Science and Creek Watch programs in 2019

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Students from 9 local schools participate in our environmental education program annually

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Acres of land protected from development

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Gallons of stormwater managed by green stormwater projects annually

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Trail Index
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Trailblazer

I love Wissahickon Trails [formerly WVWA] and what it brings to our communities - hiking, outdoor recreation, from very active running to very quiet contemplation or bird watching - it's all amazing. My hope and my goal is to keep working with them to introduce more people to this beautiful set of trails. To keep building trail connections to the neighborhoods where people live.

Harm Scherpbier, Volunteer

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What is a watershed?

A watershed is an area of land that channels rainfall and snowmelt to a common body of water, such as creeks, streams, and rivers. The Wissahickon watershed is 64 square miles and covers portions of Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. It is defined by the land-area where rainfall and snowmelt flows into the Wissahickon Creek and its tributaries.

Water Stewardship Programs
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