Hidden City Philadelphia, Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance, The Nature Conservancy, Tröegs Independent Brewery, and Friends of the Wissahickon are teaming up to celebrate healthy forest, clean water, and great beer in the Wissahickon - in this grand finale of the 2018 Northwest Tour Series.
The Nature Conservancy’s OktoberForest is a campaign to raise awareness about how healthy forests lead to clean water, beer’s main ingredient. What better place to celebrate than the 1800-acre Wissahickon Valley Park? The dense forests within the park protect one of the city’s most vital resources, the Wissahickon Creek, which provides drinking water for up to 350,000 Philadelphians.
Hidden City and YFPA host a history-filled tour of Chestnut Hill College and the upper portion of the Wissahickon led by Brad Maule. Attendees will see tour the incredible architecture of Chestnut Hill College and the uppermost portion of Wissahickon Valley Park, including the nearly-200-year-old Bells Mill Road bridge and the reigning Pennsylvania Trail of the Year, Forbidden Drive. The walking tour will last two hours and end at the Wissahickon Environmental Center.
At the same time, Friends of the Wissahickon will host a trail maintenance volunteer work day in the Andorra Natural Area, stabilizing and repairing trails in Andorra Meadow. Both events will conclude at a beer tasting event from 1-3 pm with The Nature Conservancy and Tröegs. The beer tasting is only open to attendees of the hike or work day who are 21+. Space is limited and registration is required, so sign up quickly.