As I've written in the past, I've been working as a freelancer for RootsRated over the past 5 months. [Check out my stories here.] It's been a wonderful and fulfilling partnership so far, which is why I'm SO excited about two big RootsRated sponsored events in Philadelphia this week!
Both events are all about giving back to Philadelphia's trail community through a partnership with Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW), who take care of some of my favorite trails in the Philadelphia area. They are responsible for administering many programs within Wissahickon Valley Park, such as such as restoring and building trails, monitoring and managing the watershed, maintaining historical structures scattered throughout the park, and eliminating invasive insect species. Learn even more about FOW in the article I wrote about them this week over at RootsRated.
If you want to find out more about RootsRated and Friends of the Wissahickon, or just want to have a good time, come out to either or both events happening this week:
Thursday, September 17th, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
A suggested $5 donation will get you a sweet pint glass and your first fill of craft brew (I hear Lagunitas will be on tap) along with live music, good company, and more. All proceeds benefit Friends of the Wissahickon. The event takes place at the Timberland retail store at 1709 Walnut Street in Philadelphia. Feel free to pop by anytime between 5:30 and 8:00!
Saturday, September 19th, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Want to help give back to Philly's trails? Come out to the trail cleanup day September 19th! It’s dirty under the Walnut Lane Bridge and we don’t want Pope Francis to see it! Meet at the corner of Magdalena Street and Roxborough Avenue at 9:00 AM.
I'll be in attendance at both events and hope to see some familiar and new faces. Feel free to RSVP at the facebook event, or just show up! See you there!