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Calendar of Events


Upcoming by Date

  • Maple Sugaring Festival

    12:00 p.m. - 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. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.  Last tour leaves at 3:00 p.m.

  • From Soup to Owls

    6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    Join us at WVWA Headquarters for a delicious soup dinner and presentation about owl biology and the species likely to be found in the Wissahickon. After dinner, we’ll head out for a moonlight walk at Armentrout Preserve in search of these nocturnal wonders.

  • Woodmere Winter Member's Mixer

    4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    The Woodmere Art Museum is inviting WVWA Members and Volunteers to join them at the Winter Members Mixer.  Warm up, view their current exhibitions, and enjoy some refreshments while you mingle.

  • Trail Steward Hike - Armentrout & Camp Woods

    4:00 p.m.

    Trail Steward Tom Messmer will lead an easy 2-mile hike through the many eco-systems of Armentrout Preserve and Camp Woods.

  • Sustainable - Pennypack Film Series

    6:00 p.m. - Expo in Ambler Theater lobby
    7:30 p.m. - Film followed by panel discussion

    WVWA is proud to be a sponsor of the annual Sustainable Film Series hosted by Pennypack Farm & Education Center.  Come early to visit with sponsors. Stay after the film for a panel discussion.

  • Rain Barrel Program

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Purchase a professional, locally made, rain barrel from Camels Hump Rain Barrels.  Learn how to hook up and care for your rain barrel, retaining runoff and reusing the water in your garden!

  • Serve the Preserve

    9:00 a.m.

    Help WVWA continue our restoration efforts this spring at Crossways Preserve. Volunteers will remove invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs. Please wear sturdy shoes for digging, and bring a shovel and gloves if you have them; otherwise we will provide.

  • 6:00 p.m. - Expo in Ambler Theater lobby
    7:30 p.m. - Film followed by panel discussion

    WVWA is proud to be a sponsor of the annual Sustainable Film Series hosted by Pennypack Farm & Education Center.  Come early to visit with sponsors. Stay after the film for a panel discussion.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Season Opener
    Start the 2017 season and feel the excitement of rumbling stones, hear the splash of water over the wheel, and witness the cornmeal as it spills down a chute and into a barrel below.

  • 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.

     

  • Birdathon & International Migratory Bird Day

    Just like New Jersey’s famous World Series of Birding, teams explore the Wissahickon Watershed to identify as many species as possible during this two-day fundraiser, collecting pledges for each species to help support WVWA’s conservation efforts. This year’s Birdathon also takes place on International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), an annual, global event that celebrates the beauty and importance of migratory birds, informs the public about their amazing migration routes and their conservation. 

  • Native Plant Sale

    Members Only - Friday, May 19, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    General Public - Saturday, May 20, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Over 100 species of perennials, vines, ferns, shrubs and trees will be offered for sale at WVWA’s Spring Native Plant Sale. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will answer questions and help you to select the native plants which are best suited for your garden site.