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"The Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) is a 1,600 member, non-profit organization founded in 1924 with a mission "to preserve the natural beauty and wildness of the Wissahickon Valley and stimulate public interest therein." Designated a National Natural Landmark in 1964, Wissahickon Valley Park is a spectacular 1,800-acre forested gorge that is part of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park system. FOW works in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to restore historical structures throughout the park, eliminate invasive plant species, monitor watershed management issues, and restore trails throughout the park system with its Sustainable Trails Initiative."
Friends of the Wissahickon. "About Us." 2006. Accessed January 9, 2012. http://www.fow.org/about.php
The Disston Wissahickon Collection is two boxes containing a scrapbook and printed materials relating to the Friends of the Wissahickon.
Gift of Mrs. Henry Disston, 2002.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2011-2012 as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR), using data provided by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society. The HCI-PSAR project was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was done in the HCI-PSAR project.
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- Finding aid prepared by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society.
- This preliminary finding aid was created by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) using data provided by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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