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2016 Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest

The Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) and Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) are teaming up to present the 2016 Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest. All photos entered in the contest must be taken within Wissahickon Valley Park, along the Green Ribbon Trail, or on one of the WVWA managed preserves. The deadline for submissions is October 14, 2016. 

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Upcoming Events

  • Trail Stewards Hikes - Green Ribbon Trail & GA Wetlands

    6:30 p.m.

    Come see the ins and outs of our trails through the eyes of the Trail Stewards.  New starting this spring, our dedicated group of volunteers will led three sessions to explore our trails.

    Led by Michael Kleiman, this hike downstream will explore the Green Ribbon Trail around Germantown Academy, our newest stepping stone creek crossing, and Germantown Academy's newly restored wetlands.


  • A Bird in the Hand: Banding at the WVWA MAPS Station

    8:30 a.m.

    Visit WVWA’s banding site 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.

  • The Bird Feeding Garden

    7:00 p.m.

    How to provide wild foods for wild birds 12 months a year!
    There are two ways to feed birds – buying birdseed and filling feeders every few days…or by planting the plants they will eat for years or even generations to come.  Learn what plants our native birds look to for food, shelter and nesting.

  • Pine Barrens Discovery Tour

    11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Join us for a unique exploration of the Pine Barren’s diverse ecosystems. Guided by Pinelands Adventures Naturalist, John Volpa, we’ll hike and paddle along the edges of the Mullica River and discover its many secrets. 

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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

A Healthy Wissahickon: We All Have a Part to Play from GreenTreks Network on Vimeo.

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