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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


Read the latest Currents - WVWA's Newsletter

In this edition - Message from new Executive Director, Gail Farmer | 2016 Highlights | 2016 By the Numbers | Legacy of Service | Then & Now

Upcoming Events

  • Bird Watching Basics

    Discover easy methods to find and identify birds in the Wissahickon Creek Watershed through a series of three classes. This beginner level course concentrates on the basics of bird identification and techniques for binocular use.

  • Creek Clean Up

    Be part of the 47th annual Creek Clean Up of the Wissahickon Creek and its many tributaries.  Help WVWA clean up the trail and the creek bed too. This program is great for families, scout, school groups and anyone who loves the environment and clean water.


  • Trail Steward Hike - Ambler Connection

    4:00 p.m. - PROGRAM FULL

    Join Trail Steward Harm Scherpbier on a 2-mile exploration of the Green Ribbon Trail from Ambler Borough. This hike will show you 3 ways to connect from Ambler into the Green Ribbon trail. We’ll begin and end at Forest and Main, staying for a drink after the hike!

  • Rain Garden Workshop with Ambler Food Co-Op

    7:00 p.m.

    Join Suzanne Smith-Oscilowski, WVWA’s Environmental Educator, as she discusses the importance of Rain Gardens at the Ambler Food Co-Op. Simple to install and maintain, rain gardens are indeed a thing of beauty. During this program you will learn where to site, how to build and what to plant in your Rain Garden.

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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.