Support Sam’s Forest

Help support a special restoration project in the Wissahickon in honor of Sam Ozer, who passed away in June 2020.

Samuel Forest Ozer loved the Wissahickon…OK, he loved going fast, on his bike, through the Wissahickon. Help maintain Sam’s Forest, two newly created groves that will, in time, fill holes in the canopy of some of the park’s natural areas. Your contribution will be used to maintain the new plantings during their first few growing seasons so they will become well-established.

Phase 1, in October 2020, saw the planting of 50 new woodies – a combination of canopy and understory trees planted in the grove. All plants are native to the area and meet the high standards of the Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers.

For Phase 2, in Spring of 2021 a second location was added a little further up the trail just below Blue Bell Park.

Support Sam’s Forest


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.

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