Carpenter’s Woods, part of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park system, is located in the northwestern part of the city. Preserved from development in 1916 specifically because of its importance to a wide variety of resident and migratory bird species, Carpenter’s Woods is part of a global network of places recognized by the National Audubon Society and BirdLife International for its value to bird conservation.
Besides woodpeckers and warblers, Carpenter’s Woods is a nature-lover’s delight, filled with toads and butterflies, wild mushrooms and skunk cabbage, and so much more. Active during all seasons, you can enjoy walking the trails, sledding, or, as Gerald Stern wrote, just laying “for hours with my eyes closed listening to the great sounds.”
Carpenter’s Woods is preserved and maintained as an ecologically important natural area and public resource by the Friends of Carpenter’s Woods. Through their voluntary efforts, the Friends provide ongoing maintenance, educational programming, and public information about Carpenter’s Woods.
This Saturday, March 15, 9-1, John Janick and David Bower will be leading volunteers removing English ivy and other invasive vines from trees along the edges of the Woods. Please join them for a productive day out in the fresh air doing this important cleanup work. English ivy and other non-native vines can kill trees and push out important native plants from the forest floor.
Dress for the weather. Be sure to wear long sleeves, long pants, and sturdy shoes. The woods and trails are likely to be a bit muddy.
Gloves and tools will be provided.
Feel free to bring a neighbor, too.
The Penn State Extension in partnership with Philadelphia Horticultural Society and Friends of Carpenter’s Woods present Volunteering and Stewardship in GROVE – a conversation with Louise Barteau, this Thursday, March 13, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the PHS Auditorium, 5th Floor, 100 North 20th Street, Philadelphia.
For more information, contact Anna Herman at email@example.com
Join us this MLK Day as we remove English ivy from the base of trees along the edge of the woods. Meet at the Wayne Ave entrance at 8 AM. Tools and gloves will be provided.
Hope to see you there!
Friends of Carpenter’s Woods is joining Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Conservancy celebrating the fall Love Your Park Day this Saturday, planting trees and doing cleanup in our neighborhood parks.
Please join FoCW and our knowledgeable leaders, John Janick and Keith Russell, for a pleasant, productive day in Carpenter’s Woods planting trees and removing non-native plants. Meet at the Wayne Ave entrance to The Woods (Wayne Ave & Sedgewick St) or follow the signs to join volunteers at work. We’ll be there all day—join us for as much time as you can.
Gloves, tools, materials, and trees will be provided.
Sturdy shoes are required (no flip-flops).
Dress for the weather and working in wet areas; long sleeves and long pants strongly recommended.
Please feel free to bring a friend and forward the attached PDF flyer file to anyone who may be interested in volunteering.
See you in the woods.