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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

Click here for RACE RESULTS for the Tex Mex 5k Race for Open Space - Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Thank you to all our Sponsors, Green Ribbon Teams, Runners and Volunteers!

Upcoming Events

  • A Bird in the Hand: Banding at the WVWA MAPS Station

    8:30 a.m. - Postponed due to weather from June 23 to July 7
    Visit WVWA’s banding site and see bird banding in action! Learn about avian conservation and research techniques, and find out what information can be collected by catching wild birds. You may even have the chance to release a bird from your hand! Event is subject to weather.


  • Beginning Birding for Kids

    6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    Join WVWA and the Whitemarsh Foundation at Dixon Meadows Preserve for a kid-focused beginning birding program.  In a series of three sessions, kids (and their grownup!) will learn what makes a bird a bird, how to identify birds and all about habitats and migration through fun games and other activities.  Each session will include a walk in Dixon Meadows Preserve to practice bird identification. Sessions will take place on Wednesday evenings - July 12, 19 and 26.

  • Family Creek Exploration

    6:00 PM

    Explore the Wissahickon Creek at the Four Mills Reserve.  Investigate how fast it flows and hunt for eddies, riffles and other stream features. Explore using nets, buckets and tools to find out what critters are living in our back yard.

  • Nature Journal Club

    10:00 AM

    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. Activities will include nature exploration, sketching demonstrations and time to create your own work. We will be investigation a variety of species and habitats.

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Current News

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  • In Remembrance of Miriam (Mim) Theobald

  • David Froehlich receives John Dornan Conservation Award

  • WVWA Welcomes Executive Director

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.