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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

  • Annual Meeting

    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.​

    Members and friends are invited to join WVWA board of directors and staff as we launch our 60th anniversary year. Join us for good cheer and light refreshments as we honor the dedication, work and spirit of our community. 

  • Mason Bees

    7:00 p.m.

    Mason Bees: The hardest working bees everyone should have in their backyard!

    Join local beekeeper and WVWA board member Scott Bartow as he shares the benefits and importance of native pollinators known as Mason and Leafcutter Bees.   Learn why these beautiful insects are considered "stingless bees" and why they are better pollinators than the honey bee. 

  • Winter Hike at Four Mills Reserve

    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    There’s nothing quite like the peaceful stillness of the winter woods, so put on your hiking boots and join us for a walk along the Green Ribbon Trail at Four Mills Reserve. We’ll go in search of wintering wildlife through the woods and fields of this 52.75-acre reserve, then head back to the barn at WVWA headquarters to warm up over some hot chocolate!

  • 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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Current News

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  • David Froehlich receives John Dornan Conservation Award

  • WVWA Welcomes Executive Director

  • Local Municipalities Sign on to Work Collaboratively to Improve the Wissahickon


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.