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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

  • Family Creek Exploration

    6:00 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 Night Walk

    7:30 p.m.
    A pleasant summer evening is the perfect time to head outside. Take a walk in the meadow and the woods at Armentrout Preserve to listen for owls, look at the stars, and enjoy the music of the night. Enjoy fun activities that test your night vision, learn how to tell the temperature by cricket chirps, attract moths, and go on a glowing eye hunt!

  • Nature Journal Club

    1:00 p.m.
    Want to deepen your love of the natural world, notice nature’s tiniest details and spend time surrounded by the beauty of the outdoors? Then start keeping a nature journal! Join us for a monthly journal club and make this activity a habit. Activities will include nature exploration, sketching demonstrations and time to create your own work. We will be investigation a variety of species and habitats.

  • Butterfly Walk at Willow Lake Farm

    9:30 a.m.
    Late season summer flowers bring butterflies! Join us as we explore Willow Lake Farm for a variety of butterfly species. WVWA Naturalists will net butterflies for us to get a closer look, and will teach us about butterfly habitats, life cycles, and the difference between butterflies and moths.

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Current News

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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.