Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers received a grant to develop a Neighborhood Stewardship Project for the three sections of Philadelphia (Roxborough, Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill) that border the Wissahickon Valley Park in 2009. The goal of the project was to work in partnership with the neighborhood groups to improve the environmental conditions of their neighborhood portion of the Wissahickon Park. Groups assumed stewardship for the restoration and maintenance of their portion of the park under the coordination of the Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers.
The Project included the soliciting of potential neighborhood volunteers, providing neighborhood-based training classes open to the public, and performing demonstration plantings, preceded by site preparation, in critical portions of the park near each neighborhood. In coordination with WRV, the stewardship groups continued ongoing monitoring and stewardship activities in their neighborhoods.