Calendar of Events


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  • Walk the Wissahickon

    7:15 a.m. - day-of registration opens
    $35.00 fee - cash, check, credit cards accepted
    8:00 a.m. - walk start

    Take a guided walk on the 21-mile Green Ribbon Trail and support WVWA's mission of protecting land, water and life in the Watershed. Start in North Wales and follow the Trail along Wissahickon Creek for the either 5, 8,13 or all 21 miles. All of the walks are guided and you are bussed back to the starting point.

  • Green Ribbon Gala at Tunnel Farm

    We invite you to join us at Tunnel Farm for the seventh annual Green Ribbon Gala. Each autumn, guests gather at a unique venue to enjoy an evening celebrating a legacy of conservation and land preservation in the Wissahickon Valley Watershed

  • Bird Walk at Briar Hill Preserve

    8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    Take a walk at Briar Hill Preserve and Prophecy Creek Park with WVWA Naturalist, Margaret Rohde, and learn about bird biology and how to use field marks and behavior to identify warblers, thrushes, tanagers, and sparrows passing through on fall migration. Both beginners and experienced birders welcome!

  • History Walk at Camp Woods

    1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Take a walk at Camp Woods under the towering tulip and beech trees of our most historic preserve, where General Washington camped out with his troops following the battle at Germantown. Hear about the site's interesting history and folklore.

     

  • Serve the Preserve at Crossways

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (or when work is finished)

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

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill

    The Ghost of Henry Mumbower & Pumpkin Painting

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

    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.

     
  • Bird Walk at Willow Lake Farm

    8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    Take a walk at Willow Lake Farm with WVWA Naturalist, Margaret Rohde, and learn about bird biology and how to use field marks and behavior to identify warblers, thrushes, tanagers, and sparrows passing through on fall migration. Both beginners and experienced birders welcome!

  • Pie, Cider & Owls at Four Mills Reserve

    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    October is one of the best times of the year to see and hear owls - and what could be a better way to take advantage of Autumn’s beautiful, quiet nights than to go in search of those nocturnal wonders.  Join us for an evening of pie and cider at WVWA headquarters, followed by an owl-prowl through the twilight woods!

  • Green Ribbon Trail Race

    9:00 a.m. start

    Challenge yourself on the beautiful Green Ribbon Trail. This 5-mile race is ideal for both experienced and new trail runners. Runners will start at Parkside Place Park and follow the Green Ribbon Trail downstream, circle through the Natural Lands Trust’s Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve and finish back at the Park’s pavilion for the award ceremony and brunch.

  • Bird Walk at Crossways Preserve

    8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    Take a walk at Crossways Preserve with WVWA Naturalist, Margaret Rohde, and learn about bird biology and how to use field marks and behavior to identify warblers, thrushes, tanagers, and sparrows passing through on fall migration. Both beginners and experienced birders welcome!

  • Japanese Forest Bathing

    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    A walk in the woods… The Japanese call it shinrinyoku, or ‘forest bathing’.
    Join us for a contemplative walk in the woods with Sarah Gabriel. We won’t be walking very far so even those with limited mobility are invited. We’ll start and end with a few minutes of talking including some suggestions of how to spend our time in the woods but mostly you will just have quiet time to connect with natural rhythms, rejuvenate your body, and nourish your soul.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    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!