News & Events

June General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is Wednesday, June 9th at 7pm. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted. The meeting will be held via Zoom, a free online application available on your computer or smartphone. All neighbors are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues.

May General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is Wednesday, May 12th at 7pm. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted. The meeting will be held via Zoom, a free online application available on your computer or smartphone. All neighbors are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues.

Love Your Park at Wissahickon War Memorial

Join us for a spring clean up on Saturday, May 8th, 9am-12pm at Wissahickon War Memorial park. Rain date Saturday, May 15th.

collage of volunteers cleaning up parks with an overlay of a green heart that reads "Love Your Park"

Volunteer to keep your favorite park clean & green. This year’s #LoveYourPark Week will be safe and socially distant. Learn more and sign up.

Mosquito Mitigation Campaign

In recent years, we have seen a huge increase in mosquitoes breeding in our neighborhood. This year, the Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association (WICA) will provide those interested with one free B.T.I dunk to help get started on reducing the mosquito population in the Wissahickon.

The neighboring East Falls community has seen major success in the reduction of mosquitoes by using these dunks. The more neighbors who use the dunks, the more successful we will be.

How to Use the B.T.I. Dunk

• Place the B.T.I dunk in standing water on your property. Don’t have standing water? Use a five gallon bucket, or similar container.
Ensure that there is no other standing water in your yard.
Add a new dunk to the standing water every 30 days. You will need to purchase additional dunks. Peak mosquito breeding is late April – August, so to ensure fewer mosquitoes all summer long, please remember to replenish your dunks.
• Ask your neighbors to try it too. The more participation, the fewer mosquitoes.
• For every 1-5 square feet of water, use 1/4th of a dunk.

Appreciate our efforts? Donate to our Misquito Mitigation Campaign or Become a Member of WICA ››

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April General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is Wednesday, April 14th at 7pm. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted. The meeting will be held via Zoom, a free online application available on your computer or smartphone. All neighbors are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues.

Start Your Bidding: WICA Spring Fling Online Yard Sale is Live!

Some of the many fantastic items available on the WICA Spring Fling Yard Sale.

The WICA Spring Fling Online Yard Sale is live! Dozens of items are available for you to bid on. Donated by your neighbors, items include:

• Handcrafteed wooden bowls
• Artistic prints
• Vintage plates and other items
• Picture frames
• Handwoven wall tapestries, and more!

The WICA Spring Fling Online Yard Sale is hosted through Bid Beacon. Once you create an account, you can place bids on items, track progress, and receive updates. The auction ends on Saturday, April 24th.

We are still accepting donations. Send a picture, description, dimensions, and suggested starting bid to lisa@wissahickon.us or greg@wissahickon.us. We will upload your item to the auction and if it sells, we’ll arrange a no contact, socially-distant pick up.

All proceeds for the yard sale will go directly to the WICA legal action fund.

Philly Spring Cleanup – LaNoce Park

It takes a team to make it clean! The annual Philly Spring Cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 10th 9am-2pm. Volunteer registration is now open at PhillySpringCleanup.com. Get your family, friends, and neighbors to join us at LaNoce Park as we prep the park for the spring season.

Once you create an account as a volunteer on the Philly Spring Cleanup website:
• Click “Volunteer for a Project”
• Select “Roxborough” neighborhood
• Click “Sign Me Up” for 5119 Rochelle Ave (LaNoce Park)

Items Needed: WICA Spring Fling Online Yard Sale

Starting your spring cleaning early? Donate unwanted household items to WICA’s Spring Fling Online Yard Sale. From air conditioners and bicycles, to pet supplies and house plants, we are accepting any donated pieces that are in good condition. Auction will be held March 24 – April 24, 2021. The auction is hosted through Bid Beacon where you can browse and bid on items and track progress and updates.

All donations welcome, but items of particular interest include:
• Arts and crafts supplies, artworks, prints, or other handmade items
• House plants, antique or vintage pieces, household or decorative items
• Air conditioners and fans
• Bicycles, kayaks, outdoor furniture, outdoor storage boxes, play equipment, kiddie pools, pet supplies

Send a picture, description, dimensions, and suggested starting bid to lisa@wissahickon.us or greg@wissahickon.us. We will upload your item to the auction and if it sells, we’ll arrange a no contact, socially-distant pick up.

All proceeds for the yard sale will go directly to the WICA legal action fund.

March General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership meeting is Wednesday, March 10th at 7pm. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted. The meeting will be held via Zoom, a free online application available on your computer or smartphone. All neighbors are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues.

Wissahickon Trail Updates

The guardrail along the Wissahickon Trail near the 100 steps has been repaired! At our February General Membership meeting, neighbors discussed their growing concern in regards to the missing guardrail that had been damaged due to a major storm.

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