Calendar of Events


Upcoming by Date

  • Four Mills Reserve Hike

    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    The middle of winter is an ideal time for a hike!  Join WVWA as you hike the woods of the Four Mills Reserve in search of wildlife and other signs of nature. Enjoy the gurgling Wissahickon Creek and end up at the barn for hot chocolate!

  • Lecture - What's the Buzz

    7:00 p.m.

    Scott Bartow, local beekeeper, will lead this lecture on “What the Buzz” about honeybees.  Bees play a crucial role in our ecosystem.  Did you know honeybees are responsible for cross-pollinating at least 80 percent of plants? Learn about gardening techniques to support the bee population.

  • Bird Watching at Crossways Preserve

    9:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.

    The healthiest wildlife habitat of the WVWA Preserves is also home to wintering birds from Canada and northern USA. Join WVWA Executive Director, Dennis Miranda, as you explore the woods, wetlands and fields of the Crossways Preserve.

  • Winter Bird Seed Sale

    Seed MUST be pre-ordered
    Order Deadline: Tuesday, February 17
    Order Pickup: Friday, February 20- 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
    or Saturday, February 21 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Order quality birdseed that is appropriate for the birds in the Wissahickon Watershed. Your order helps WVWA protect wildlife and habitat.

  • Frostbite Five Miler

    9:00 a.m. start 
     

    The Ambler Area Running Club proudly presents the 16th annual Frostbite Five Miler, which starts and ends at the Wissahickon High School.  The field is limited to 1500 runners. Amenities include chip timing, great post-race food from Fireside Bar & Grille, long sleeve t-shirts if registered by January 19.  The race benefits WVWA.  Show your support by running or volunteering.

  • Winter Hike on the Green Ribbon Trail

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

    Join a WVWA Trail Steward as they lead you on a vigorous hike of the Green Ribbon Trail starting a Parkside Place in Upper Gwynedd Township to the Evans Mumbower Mill on Swedesford Road.  The hike will take you through uneven terrain but easy for the novice hiker or outdoors person. Approximately 5 miles.  Fun for the whole family.

  • Maple Sugar 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.

  • Rain Garden Workshop

    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Come learn about the most beautiful way to conserve water - building your own rain garden! Simple to install and maintain, rain gardens are indeed a thing of beauty. Rain gardens also help to protect water quality by reducing stormwater runoff from your property.  Learn where to site, how to build and what to plant in your rain garden.

  • Tree ID Walk with Ken LeRoy

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

    Join Arborist Ken LeRoy on a tree-themed exploration of Armentrout Preserve and Camp Woods.  Located in Whitpain Township, the Armentrout Preserve loop trail connects with the Camp Woods trail.  We’ll visit the quiet woods of Beech, Tulip-poplar, and Hickory that are bordered by open fields 

     

  • Birding Basics Classes

    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.

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