Calendar of Events


Upcoming by Date

  • 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.

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    The Ambler Area Running Club (AARC) has selected WVWA to be the beneficiary of the Phils Tavern Quarter Marathon on July 11, and we encourage all TexMex 5K runners to participate in this annual race, now in its 16th year!  Please come out to support WVWA!
     
    The race starts and ends at the Temple University Ambler campus at 7:30 AM.  Prize money will be awarded to top finishers, and fresh baked pies from Whole Foods will be presented to age group winners.  Plus, everyone gets a great post-race breakfast provided by Phils Tavern!
  • Rain Barrel Workshop

    ​7:00 p.m. - 8:30 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!

    Rain barrels collect water that would normally flow directly off the roof through gutter down spouts and become storm water runoff. Retaining this runoff for garden use conserves water for plants during dry periods, saves the gardener time spent watering garden plants and provides a consistent supply of free soft (no chlorine, lime or calcium) water for outdoor use.

     

  • 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.  

  • Berm is the Word - Stormwater and Stream Restoration Tour

    6:00 p.m.

    Join the WVWA on a walk and talk to a beautiful section of the Wissahickon Creek that was restored in 2012. We will talk about the state of the site prior to restoration and then visit the improvements made, including a berm for holding stormwater runoff from a nearby residential area. July is the perfect time to visit this site and see the native plants along the creek in full bloom.

     

  • Bird Banding Demonstration

    9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Come join WVWA Naturalist, Margaret Rohde, and see bird banding in action! Learn about avian conservation and research techniques, and find out what information can be collected by catching wild birds. You may even have the chance to release a bird from your hand! 

  • Family Creek Exploration

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

    Explore the Wissahickon Creek at the Four Mills Reserve.  Investigate how fast it flows and hunt for eddies, riffles and other stream features. Explore using nets, buckets and tools to find out what critters are living in our back yard.

  • Deer Exclosure Tour

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Join WVWA on a guided tour of deer exclosure sites.  The tour will focus on WVWA’s newest projects to understand one of the biggest threats to our biodiversity - deer herbivory. See two different examples, Crossways Preserve and Camp Woods, and learn how the projects were developed and how they are contributing to our mission of protecting and enhancing the Wissahickon Watershed. 

  • Wissahickon Excursion: Birding the Delaware Bayshore

    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Join WVWA on a birding trip to the Delaware Bayshore, at a time when migration along the Atlantic Flyway is not to be missed! A place of astonishing biodiversity, the Delaware Bayshore provides opportunities to experience several habitats in a single day, from vast tidal wetlands and beaches to successional fields and upland forest.

  • A Healthy Wissahickon: We All Have a Part to Play

    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    Come to the Penllyn Woods Community building for a film showing the history of the Wissahickon Creek, the development of the Wissahickon Valley, and how it has affected our waterways! See how citizens and municipalities from all over the watershed are getting involved to solve these global problems, and join us afterwards for Q&A. Film created by GreenTreks.

  • 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.

     
  • Walk on the Wild Side!

    All walks start at 8:00 a.m.

    Walk on the Wild Side offers a chance to experience the beautiful Green Ribbon Trail, a 21-mile trail that follows the Wissahickon Creek from North Wales and connecting with Fairmount Park’s Forbidden Drive.  Choose the length and pace of your walk (5, 8, 12 or the full 21 miles). All walks are guided and participants are bussed back to the starting point.

  • 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!