Breathing new life into Wissahickon Valley

The city has loved Wissahickon Valley Park to death, literally. We’ve stomped along its trails, leading to erosion, sedimentation and the uprooting of whole trees. We’ve invited our dogs, horses and mountain bikes to tread heavily on it. We’ve eked out paths where there weren’t any, illegally altering the parkland and, perhaps even worse, leading to even more erosion and sedimentation. And that, in turn, has caused stormwater runoff and the flow of contaminants from the streets into the stream. READ MORE

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