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

Upcoming Events

  • 22nd Annual Birdathon

    Birding - Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7

    Mid-Flight Party - Friday, May 6, 5:00 p.m

    Brag & Boast Party - Saturday, May 7, 4:00 p.m.

    WVWA invites all birders to join the 22nd annual Wissahickon Birdathon.  During this friendly, two-day competition, teams canvass the Wissahickon Watershed and strive to identify the greatest number of bird species.

  • Rain Garden Workshop

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

    Learn about the most beautiful way to conserve water - building your own rain garden! Simple to install and maintain, rain gardens are a thing of beauty. They provide food and habitat for insects and birds, and help protect water quality by reducing stormwater runoff from your property.

  • Native Plant Sale

    Members Only - Friday, May 13, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    General Public - Saturday, May 14, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Over 100 species of perennials, vines, ferns, shrubs and trees will be offered for sale at WVWA’s Spring Native Plant Sale. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will answer questions and help you to select the native plants which are best suited for your garden site.  Plants will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Morning Bird Walk

    8:00 a.m.

    Mid-May is a great time to get out and see all the beautiful birds that migrate through our area. Come take a walk at Willow Lake Farm, which serves as important stopover habitat for species heading north toward their breeding grounds, and learn about bird migration.

Tex Mex 5k Race for Open Space
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Current News

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  • WVWA Receives Grant in Butterfly Conservation

  • WVWA Welcomes New Staff

  • WVWA Leading Regional Clean Water Effort

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