The following is a press release from the Friends of the Wissahickon.
The Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) and AIM Academy of Conshohocken invite volunteers to work with them in cleaning the Wissahickon Creek as part of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 28, 2013. Volunteers will be removing debris from Wissahickon Creek from 9 am to 1 pm. Meet at the Valley Green parking lot in Wissahickon Valley Park. Parking is very limited at Valley Green, so FOW recommends carpooling, hiking, or biking to this event.
Registration is not required but is recommended in order to be notified of any changes due to weather. To register, contact FOW Volunteer Coordinator Eric Falk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Workdays are cancelled in the event of heavy rain or snow. Visit FOW's Facebook page or www.fow.org for updates.
About AIM Academy
AIM Academy, a grade 1-12 college preparatory school, provides extraordinary educational opportunities to children with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, utilizing research-based intervention strategies and an arts-based learning environment that is college preparatory in scope and sequence. Students from AIM are participating in this Wissahickon Creek clean-up project as part of the Green Apple Day of Service ( http://mygreenapple.org). The AIM Institute for Learning and Research is an international, multidisciplinary service delivery model designed to bring the latest research and educational training opportunities to parents, teachers, and therapists who work with children who learn differently. To learn more, visit www.aimpa.org.
About Friends of the Wissahickon
The Friends of the Wissahickon, founded in 1924, is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Wissahickon Valley. FOW works in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to restore historical structures throughout the park, eliminate invasive plant species, monitor watershed management issues, and restore trails throughout the Wissahickon Valley Park with its Sustainable Trails Initiative. Follow FOW on Facebook and Twitter. For more information or to become a member, visit www.fow.org.