Protecting and enhancing open space
Promoting awareness and appreciation of environmental issues
Promoting wise land use and management of natural resources
Preserving historic and cultural sites

Upcoming Events

  • Fireside Frostbite 5 Miler

    Race starts at 9:00 a.m. SHARP

    The Ambler Area Running Club proudly presents the 17th annual Frostbite Five Miler, which starts and ends at the Wissahickon High School.  The field is limited to 1500 runners.  Amenities include chip timing, great post-race food from Fireside Bar & Grille, and long sleeve tech shirts for all pre-registered by January 15.  The race benefits WVWA.

  • Winter Members Mixer at the Woodmere Art Museum

    4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    The Woodmere Art Museum is inviting WVWA Members and Volunteers to join them at the Winter Members Mixer.  Warm up, view their current exhibitions, and enjoy some refreshments while you mingle. Socialize with members of area organizations including Briar Bush Nature Center, Friends of the Wissahickon, Morris Arboretum, Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, and Woodmere Art Museum. It will be a fun evening !

  • Maple Sugaring Festival

    12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Learn how maple syrup and sugar are made - a delicious and fun way to make science come alive! WVWA offers a very special winter event that is ideal for families, scout groups and anyone curious about the maple sugar process.  Guides take small groups through the woods to see the tapped trees and then watch it being boiled into sugar. End your walk at WVWA’s historic headquarters for hot chocolate and warm treats with maple syrup. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.  Last tour leaves at 3:00 p.m.

  • Attracting Bluebirds

    7:00 p.m. 

    Betsy Nutt, Penn State Master Gardener and member of the Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania’s speaker’s bureau will give a talk on the history, biology, necessary habitat, protecting and monitoring of the bluebird.

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