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Water Quality Update: PFOA and PFOS in Drinking Water
Updated 8/13/18
- As you may be aware, Aqua, one of our region’s local water suppliers, has recently recorded two local drinking water wells as containing elevated levels of PFOA and PFOS.  The two wells are the North Hills well (in Glenside) and the Upper Dublin Township well, known as the Aidenn Lair well, which serve portions of Abington, Upper Dublin, Cheltenham and Springfield Townships. Click here for up-to-date information and resources.

Upcoming Events

  • Nature Journal Club

    8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
    Want to deepen your love of the natural world, notice nature’s tiniest details and spend time surrounded by the beauty of the outdoors? Then start keeping a nature journal! Join us for a monthly journal club and make this activity a habit. 

  • Tree ID Walk

    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Join Arborist Ken LeRoy on a tree-themed exploration of Armentrout Preserve and Camp Woods.  Located in Whitpain Township, the Armentrout Preserve loop trail connects with the Camp Woods trail.  We’ll visit the quiet woods of Beech, Tulip-poplar, and Hickory that are bordered by open fields.  We will observe the interesting dynamic of old field succession in various stages which are assisted by the wind and birds.

  • Walk the Wissahickon

    Walk begins at 8:00 a.m.
    Take a guided walk on the 21-mile Green Ribbon Trail and support WVWA's mission of engaging diverse communities of people to protect, steward and enjoy the land and waterways of the Wissahickon Valley. Start in North Wales and follow the Trail along Wissahickon Creek for the either 5, 8,13 or all 21 miles. All of the walks are guided and you are bussed back to the starting point. 

  • Serve the Preserve

    9:00 a.m.
    Volunteers will help build and install 1-2 deer exclosures around restoration areas to help WVWA test the effectiveness of deer protection methods, which provide native species a chance to grow without pressure from deer browsing. The work will involve clearing the chosen sites of invasive plants and fallen limbs to prep the area, followed by fence installation (including setting posts, attaching netting, and building and incorporating access gates).   

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A Healthy Wissahickon: We All Have a Part to Play from GreenTreks Network on Vimeo.

If you have a group who would like to view the movie, contact Gina Craigo at gina@wvwa.org.