Donate to the Sam Ozer Fund

WRV is accepting donations for a special restoration project in the Wissahickon in honor of Sam Ozer, who passed away in June.

Samuel Forest Ozer loved the Wissahickon…OK, he loved going fast, on his bike, through the Wissahickon. Help create Samuel’s Forest, a grove that will, in time, fill a hole in the canopy of one of the park’s natural areas.

Your contribution will be used to purchase trees and to maintain them during their first few growing seasons so they will become well-established.

Phase 1, this October, will see 36 new woodies – a combination of canopy and understory trees planted in the grove. All plants will be native and meet the high standards of the Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers.

Volunteer shifts for this project are now available! Work will take place Friday- Sunday, October 9-11, with two shifts available each day: 10:00-12:00 and 2:00-4:00. For each two-hour session we would like a maximum of 8 volunteers to work with our crew leaders. Sign up here for a volunteer shift!

Donate to the Sam Ozer Fund

COVID-19 Update

This spring we will begin leading small volunteer crews to help with our restoration work in the Wissahickon. Masks will be required and we will follow social distancing guidelines.

To see what volunteer events we have scheduled and to sign up to join us, check out our Events page >

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WRV is a member-supported nonprofit dedicated to protecting and improving the natural environment of the Wissahickon.

Please join us in keeping our beloved Wissahickon green and diverse for future generations.