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The Wissahickon and Germantown Academy foot bridge

About Us

The original sign  on WVWA's first preserve, the Penllyn Natural Area

The Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) is a non-profit land trust founded in 1957 to protect the quality and beauty of the Wissahickon Creek.

In 1957 a small, committed group of local leaders conceived the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association to address the dangers of flooding posed by the Creek.  They understood the interconnectedness of the water, the land and the inhabitants of the Watershed.  Since then the Watershed has changed dramatically but the mission and the dreams remain the same.

Mission Statement

We inspire and engage diverse communities of people to protect, steward and enjoy the land and waterways of the Wissahickon Valley.