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


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In this edition - Message from new Executive Director, Gail Farmer | 2016 Highlights | 2016 By the Numbers | Legacy of Service | Then & Now

Upcoming Events

  • From Soup to Owls

    This program is sold out.
    6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    Join us at WVWA Headquarters for a delicious soup dinner and presentation about owl biology and the species likely to be found in the Wissahickon. After dinner, we’ll head out for a moonlight walk at Armentrout Preserve in search of these nocturnal wonders.

  • Rain Barrel Program

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Purchase a professional, locally made, rain barrel from Camels Hump Rain Barrels.  Learn how to hook up and care for your rain barrel, retaining runoff and reusing the water in your garden!

  • Serve the Preserve

    9:00 a.m.

    Help WVWA continue our restoration efforts this spring at Crossways Preserve. Volunteers will remove invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs. Please wear sturdy shoes for digging, and bring a shovel and gloves if you have them; otherwise we will provide.

  • 6:00 p.m. - Expo in Ambler Theater lobby
    7:30 p.m. - Film followed by panel discussion

    WVWA is proud to be a sponsor of the annual Sustainable Film Series hosted by Pennypack Farm & Education Center.  Come early to visit with sponsors. Stay after the film for a panel discussion.

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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.