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

Upcoming Events

 
  • Wissahickon Excursion: Birding the Delaware Bayshore

    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Join WVWA on a birding trip to the Delaware Bayshore, at a time when migration along the Atlantic Flyway is not to be missed! A place of astonishing biodiversity, the Delaware Bayshore provides opportunities to experience several habitats in a single day, from vast tidal wetlands and beaches to successional fields and upland forest.

  • A Healthy Wissahickon: We All Have a Part to Play

    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    Come to the Penllyn Woods Community building for a film showing the history of the Wissahickon Creek, the development of the Wissahickon Valley, and how it has affected our waterways! See how citizens and municipalities from all over the watershed are getting involved to solve these global problems, and join us afterwards for Q&A. Film created by GreenTreks.

  • Fall Mill Festival & Revoluntionary War Encampment

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Visit the Evans-Mumbower Mill and discover a Revolutionary War encampment. Experience camp life from historical reenactors dressed in full regalia. There will be plenty of family friendly hands on demonstrations, as well as a tour of the fully operational water-powered gristmill.

     
  • Walk on the Wild Side!

    All walks start at 8:00 a.m.

    Walk on the Wild Side offers a chance to experience the beautiful Green Ribbon Trail, a 21-mile trail that follows the Wissahickon Creek from North Wales and connecting with Fairmount Park’s Forbidden Drive.  Choose the length and pace of your walk (5, 8, 12 or the full 21 miles). All walks are guided and participants are bussed back to the starting point.

 

Current News

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  • Bluebirds at Crossways Preserve

  • June 2015 Creek Watch Digest

  • May 2015 Creek Watch Digest


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.