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

  • Birds of the Wissahickon: Breeding Bird Survey

    7:00 a.m.

    As part of our Bird Conservation Initiative, WVWA invites the public to take part in a breeding bird survey on May 30th.  Participants will spend the morning learning about the behavioral characteristics of breeding birds, survey methods, and the importance of avian conservation, all while experiencing the beauty and diversity of the birds of the Wissahickon!

  • Tree ID Walk with Ken LeRoy

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

    Back by popular demand!  Join Arborist Ken LeRoy on a tree-themed exploration of Briar Hill and Prophecy Creek now that the trees have leafed out.  Here we’ll visit a state champion Sycamore, wander through old fields now successioned into woods and explore the banks of gentle Prophecy Creek.

  • Family Hike at Crossways Preserve

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

    The 57 acres of the Crossways Preserve is a landscape of extreme natural features. Meadows with native grasses and wildflowers, stands of towering hardwood trees, wetlands with cattails, and small rivulets that emerge from the ground with cold, clear water. All of this diversity accounts for why the Crossways Preserve has the highest number of native plant species of all of the WVWA Preserves, and why it is such an important natural area to preserve. Come learn about the species that live in such a diversity of habitats, and see why Crossways is such a special place!

  • National Trails Day Hike with Get Out and Go Montco

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

    Celebrate National Trails Day with WVWA and Montgomery County Planning Commission at Crossways Preserve, WVWA's most ecologically diverse tract of preserved land. Crossways offers a mixture of extreme natural features and an array of habitats, from restored meadows of native grasses and wildflowers, to historic woodlands and early-successional habitat, frequented by gorgeous butterflies and singing birds. 

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Current News

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  • April 2015 Creek Watch Digest

  • New WVWA Programs Starting Spring 2015

  • March 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