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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

  • Birds & Brews: Winter Birding at Bombay Hook

    10:00 a.m.
    Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful tidal saltmarsh habitat, where we can see lots of cool wintering waterfowl and raptors. Northern shovelers, green-winged teal, tundra swans, snow geese, bald eagles, norther harriers… oh so many things. After what is sure to be some fantastic birding, we can head to Brick Works Brewing and Eats, a brewery about 13 minutes away and basically on the way home.

  • Annual Meeting

    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Members and friends are invited to join WVWA Board of Directors and staff as we launch our 62nd year. Join us for good cheer and light refreshments at Germantown Academy as we honor the dedication, work and spirit of our community.  

  • Maple Sugaring Festival

    12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    Learn how maple syrup and sugar are made - a delicious and fun way to make science come alive! WVWA offers a very special winter event that is ideal for families, scout groups and anyone curious about the maple sugar process.  Guides take small groups through the woods to see the tapped trees and then watch it being boiled into sugar. End your walk at WVWA’s historic headquarters for hot chocolate and warm treats with maple syrup.

  • Citizen Science Fair

    7:00 p.m.

    Come and learn about the new Citizen Science opportunities at WVWA. We will be discussing projects like nest box monitoring and raising monarch butterflies as well as many others. 

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Current News

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  • WVWA Receives $100k to Implement Stream Smart

  • Pennsylvania Ave Construction Update

  • WVWA Welcomes Two New Board Members


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.