Wissahickon Watershed Partnership
The Wissahickon Watershed Partnership is a network of public, private, and non-profit partners working to create and implement a watershed management plan that addresses water quality and quantity issues. They are taking on stormwater management projects, municipal ordinance revisions, and public education and outreach events.
Wissahickon Environmental Center
The Wissahickon Environmental Center - associated with the Fairmount Park Commission - offers walks and outdoor educational events, as well as outdoor learning experiences, from forest ecology and watershed science.
Friends of the Wissahickon
Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) works in the Fairmount Park portion of the watershed, restoring and maintaining trails, regulating trail use, eliminating invasive plants and replacing them with native plants, controling stormwater runoff, and restoring and building park structures. You can train and be deployed as a FOW Trail Ambassador to help educate park users on watershed, natural history, and park management topics.
Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association
The Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association provides opportunities for local residents to Serve the Preserve through clean-ups, invasive plant removal and native species plantings. Association staff and volunteers are taking on restoration projects, ranging from wetlands restoration to stormwater management. The Association also offers a Life Long Learning Educational Series.
Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers
Much like the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, the Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers also work in the Fairmount Park portion of the watershed. Their restoration projects address clean ups, hydrology, stormwater management, invasive plant removal, reforestation, trail maintenance, and wildlife management. You can volunteer as an individual or as part of a group; internships are also be available!
Sisters of Saint Josephs
The Sisters of Saint Josephs (SSJ) are initiating an Earth Center at Chestnut Hill College under the stewardship of Sister Mary Elizabeth Clark. The Center is promoting educational programs with watershed stakeholders and is currently investigating stewardship and restoration opportunities on SSJ properties.