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

  • Nature Collection Walk

    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Come join WVWA Naturalist, Margaret Rohde, for a nature collection walk at Four Mills Reserve. Bring a clear plastic bag to collect all the interesting things you find along the trail, from acorns and feathers, to flowers, rocks and bark! We'll bring our findings back to WVWA headquarters to admire our collections together and ID what we can while enjoying some lemonade and treats.

  • Bird Banding Demonstration

    9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Bird Banding Demonstation is SOLD OUT.
    Contact WVWA to be added to the waitlist - 215-646-8866 or

    Come join WVWA Naturalist, Margaret Rohde, 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! 

  • Family Creek Exploration

    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    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.

  • Family Walk at Crossways Preserve

    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Join Margaret Rohde, WVWA Naturalist, for a walk at Crossways Preserve, when meadow and wetland flowers are in peak bloom! We’ll talk about ecological succession and meadow and wetland ecology, and keep an eye out for birds and butterflies as we stroll through one of WVWA’s most beautiful and diverse preserves.

The Ambler Area Running Club (AARC) has selected WVWA to be the beneficiary of the Phils Tavern Quarter Marathon on July 11.

Details & Registration

Saturday, July 11


Current News

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  • June 2015 Creek Watch Digest

  • May 2015 Creek Watch Digest

  • Bird Banding at WVWA

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