Pennsylvania Legacies #28: The Real Wissahickon


Most people in Philadelphia know Wissahickon Creek as a bucolic setting for outdoor recreation, easily accessed via the city’s Fairmount Park. But the real story of the Wissahickon begins 23 miles upstream in Montgomery County, where the picture isn’t always so pretty. Repairing years of damage to the stream will be a massive and complex challenge, but communities and organizations throughout the watershed are teaming up to do just that. in the first part of a series examining this collaborative effort, we take a tour of the creek with our friends at the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association.