Calendar of Events


Upcoming by Date

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Raise the Roof Celebration!

    Start the 2015 season at the Evans-Mumbower Mill with a celebration for the new roof!  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.

  • Creek Clean Up

    Be part of the 45th annual Creek Clean Up of the Wissahickon Creek and its many tributaries.  Help WVWA clean up the trail and the creek bed too. Volunteers are pre-assigned to sections of the Creek and trail. WVWA will supply you with a map of your section, the appropriate number of bags and the location of where you should deposit the trash for pick-up by the local municipalities.  Canoes are also needed to help clean the deeper parts of the creek.

  • Birding Basics Classes

    CLASSES ARE FULL

    This beginner level course of three classes concentrates on the basics of bird identification and techniques for binocular use.  Birding experts, Amy Johns and Jamie Stewart, will offer you individual attention and expert tips, as you learn to focus your binoculars on the many birds of the Wissahickon.

    Sunday, March 29 | Sunday, April 12 | Sunday, April 26

  • Beginners Garden Design Using Native Plants

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - SOLD OUT
    Attendees can shop at the Native Plant Sale starting at 5:30 p.m.

    Starting a new garden? Redesigning an existing garden?  Consider using a naturalistic approach.  The naturalistic garden celebrates the interaction of plants with insects and wildlife. It creates a lively and environmentally friendly landscape.

  • Native Plant Sale

    Members Only - Friday, May 1, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    General Public - Saturday, May 2, 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.  Plants will be available on a first come, first serve basis. 

  • Visions: Earth's Elements in Bird & Nature with Kevin Karlson

    7:00 p.m.
    Ambler Theater

    WVWA is proud to host Kevin Karlson, accomplished birder, professional tour leader and wildlife photographer to present his wildly popular presentation:  Visions: Earth’s Elements in Bird and Nature.

     

  • WVWA 21st Annual Birdathon

    WVWA invites all birders to join the 21st annual Wissahickon Birdathon.  During this friendly, two-day competition, teams canvass the Wissahickon Watershed and strive to identify the greatest number of bird species.  Birders of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to join the fun, bird as much or as little as they choose to and enjoy the camaraderie of their fellow birders.  

  • PFEC Film Series - TRASHED

    TRASHED

    6:30 p.m. - Expo in Theater lobby
    7:30 p.m. - Film

    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.

  • Wissahickon: Creek in Crisis - Time for Action

    5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Hosted by Friends of the Wissahickon and the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, this "town hall" meeting will take place at the Arts Center Theater at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington and is open to the public. The evening will start with light refreshments at 5:30 p.m. followed by the meeting.  A panel of regional experts will address the many issues relating to the Wissahickon watershed and will offer tangible ways for community members to engage in protecting the 64-square mile area. Local organizations and businesses will also be exhibiting before the meeting.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House & Sheep Shearing

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Come watch Hoyt Emmons, member of the American Sheep Industry Association and a certified sheep shearer, as he demonstrates his unique skill. The demonstration will begin at 1:30 pm. On display also will be some small farm animals. This will be a fun and educational event for all ages so be sure to bring your children and grandchildren. 

  • 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!

  • Designed by Nature Garden Tour

    10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    The Designed by Nature Garden Tour will feature six Ambler area gardens that showcase native plants and naturalistic design to attract birds, butterflies and other pollinators.

    These landscapes are excellent examples of gardens that are transitioning from the status quo of traditional gardens to naturalistic design. A naturalistic garden is based upon the gardener’s needs and desires with consideration to nature’s dictates and is closely linked to the landscape on which it is created.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House & Antique Car Show

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Bring Dad (and Mom too!) to see a variety of antique cars for Father’s Day the Evans-Mumbower Mill, take a tour of the mill to see the water-powered gristmill in action.

  • 26th Annual Tex Mex 5k Race for Open Space

    GREEN RACE, for a GREEN CAUSE, at a GREEN RESTAURANT

  • The Great Adirondack Century Run

    July 9-12, 2015

    Time: Departing Four Mills Barn on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 8:00 AM and returning Sunday, July 12, 2015 by 9:00 PM. Tour led by WVWA staff in rented van.

    Join WVWA’s Dennis Miranda and Jamie Stewart on a high octane, full throttle adventure of the Adirondacks. Explore the vast St. Regis River plains, discover the boreal forest of Bloomingdale Bog and reach the summit of Whiteface Mountain! Enjoy the quaint village of Lake Placid with their interesting stores and excellent restaurants.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House & Ice Cream Social

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Take a break from the heat and join us for a cool treat and a tour of the water-powered gristmill.  

  • Fall Mill Festival & Revoluntionary War Encampment

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Visit the Evans-Mumbower Mill and discover a Revolutionary War encampment. Experience camp life from historical reenactors dressed in full regalia. There will be plenty of family friendly hands on demonstrations, as well as a tour of the fully operational water-powered gristmill.

     
  • Ghost of Henry Mumbower & Pumpkin Painting

    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Pumpkin Painting
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Ghost tours

    Don’t miss this slightly spooky but fun evening when old Henry Mumbower and his family revisit his Mill to see how it is operating today. Relax and roast marshmallows and enjoy some seasonal cider. Come early to paint your own pumpkin from 5-6pm.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House & Trail Walk

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    After touring the Mill, take a walk along the former millrace that fed the mill, to locate the remnants of the dam in the Upper Wissahickon. The walk will begin at 2:00 pm and last approximately an hour. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots!