Calendar of Events


Upcoming by Date

  • Nature Collection Walk

    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Come join WVWA Naturalist, Margaret Rohde, for a nature collection walk at Four Mills Reserve. Bring a clear plastic bag to collect all the interesting things you find along the trail, from acorns and feathers, to flowers, rocks and bark! We'll bring our findings back to WVWA headquarters to admire our collections together and ID what we can while enjoying some lemonade and treats.

  • Bird Banding Demonstration

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

    Bird Banding Demonstation is SOLD OUT.
    Contact WVWA to be added to the waitlist - 215-646-8866 or info@wvwa.org.

    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.

  • Family Walk at Crossways Preserve

    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Join Margaret Rohde, WVWA Naturalist, for a walk at Crossways Preserve, when meadow and wetland flowers are in peak bloom! We’ll talk about ecological succession and meadow and wetland ecology, and keep an eye out for birds and butterflies as we stroll through one of WVWA’s most beautiful and diverse preserves.

  • 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!