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WVWA Welcomes Gail Farmer as Executive Director

Gail Farmer joined the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) as Executive Director on November 14, 2016.  She was chosen after a regional search and selection process.

Gail has spent the last ten years in leadership positions at environmental nonprofits, most recently serving as Director of Education at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Her family lives in the Wissahickon watershed, frequently enjoying the Green Ribbon Trail in Flourtown. She enjoys birding, hiking, and is looking forward to exploring more parts of the watershed with her husband and two sons.

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Upcoming Events

  • Edible Ornaments for Birds

    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    WVWA Headquarters at Four Mills Barn

    During the winter, birds face a challenge: finding enough food to survive the cold, snowy weather at a time when food is more scarce. You can help by putting out homemade, birdseed ornaments, which also decorate your backyard trees! Since you’ll be taking your ornaments home, be sure to bring a container with you. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Please note ornaments may be made with products containing nuts.


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

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