Good news: We have begun leading small, socially distanced volunteer groups on restoration projects in the Wissahickon. Join us!

We rely on individual volunteers and partnering groups to help us implement our restoration projects, which consist of removing invasive vegetation and planting a mix of native trees and shrubs. Over the years, thousands of trees and shrubs have been planted and countless amounts of exotic invasive plant species have been removed, thanks to the work of volunteers!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities with WRV

Earth Day Project
Sunday, April 25, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Historic Rittenhousetown
We will be helping HRT maintain the natural areas on their site.
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Gene Bishop Memorial Site
Several dates in May: 5/1, 5/7, 5/14, 5/15
Join WRV to install plantings near Monastery Stables in memory and honor of Gene Bishop.
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WRV-FOW Collaboration Day
Sunday, May 2, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, The Hermitage
We will joined by Friends of the Wissahickon to help maintain our restoration site at the Hermitage in Roxborough.
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Kitchen’s Lane Restoration Project
Sunday, May 16, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Kitchen’s Lane
Maintenance of our restoration site near Kitchen’s Lane.
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More dates will be added as they become available.

Note: If you are interested in volunteering with WRV with a group, please contact us.

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.