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Membership on the Move: Here, There, and Everywhere!

Saturday, September 6 1 pm – 4 pm Upper Merion Farmers Market
Membership on the Move

Join us at several offsite locations and become an ambassador for the Park by promoting upcoming park activities and Friends events. Offsite locations include Upper Merion Farmers Market. No experience necessary except a friendly smile. If you are interesting in volunteering, please call 610-783-1777 or email us.

Additional Date: October 18


Guided Bird Walks in Valley Forge

Tuesdays: September 16 & 23 8 am meet at Artillery Park parking lot 1.5 mile walk, ~2 hrs
bird walks

Join Mary Ellen and Tom Heisey, avid local birders and members of the Friends, on Tuesday, September 16 and Tuesday, Sepember 23 for a fascinating and fun bird walk intended for birders of all levels, even if you have never been on a bird walk. Walk is mostly paved trail but includes sections of gravel and grass. Good walking shoes recommended plus binocular and hat. Bug spray and sun protection optional. Walks will be canceled during electrical storms.


National Public Lands Day

Saturday, September 27 9 am – 1 pm VFNHP Lower Parking Lot
National Public Lands Day

Please bring work gloves and arrive by 8:45 am. Rain or shine.

Join park staff, partners, and your neighbors on this day set aside each year to educate and engage the public in caring for their beloved public lands. Lend a hand on a wide variety of projects, visit the Environmental Expo, and enjoy special programs and activities.

Volunteers are invited to roll up their sleeves and get dirty. FREE T-shirt, compliments of REI, provided to the first 150 volunteers. To volunteer, email or call 610-783-1777.

Learn more about National Public Lands Day here.

Following work projects, attend the Young Friends Annual Fundraising Cookout with burgers, hot dogs, and assorted snacks available by donation.