Calendar of Events


Upcoming by Date

  • Rain Barrel Workshop

    7:00 p.m.

    Back by popular demand, you’ll make your own take-away rain barrels. Rain barrels reduce runoff, collect storm water for later use, and save time and money. Learn how to install and use your own rain barrel in this informative workshop. Each participant will assemble a rain barrel to take home. So bring a vehicle large enough to transport your new rain barrel!

    • WVWA Headquarters – 12 Morris Road, Ambler PA 19002
    • $30.00 for materials. Workshop limited to the first 18 participants!
    • Register online
  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Festival

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Old Fashioned Mill Festival
    Begin the afternoon with a Mill tour and learn from period dressed guides how corn gets ground into cornmeal. Once outside, Visit the Lenape brave, Cheesgookoos, to learn about Lenape food ways and cordage, be mesmerized by a demonstration bee hive, see a blacksmith at work and learn the art of lucet braiding, old fashioned braiding. Enjoy the lively sounds of the Now and Then Duet.

    • Adults: $5; Children 3-12: $3
  • Wissahickon Excursion to Pine Barrens, NJ

    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Join Emile Davito, Manager of Science and Stewardship at the New Jersey Conservation Foundation on their largest property that encompasses 15 square miles in the heart of the New Jersey Pine Barrens.  The property is a rare ecological treasure for the East Coast of the United States, containing some of the most beautiful wetlands in the Pine Barrens and providing critical habitat to more than 50 rare, threatened or endangered species.

  • Walk on the Wild Side

    Walks start at 8:00 a.m.

    Participants begin their adventure in the Upper Gwynedd Township Park and can take a guided walk of the Upper Wissahickon (5 or 8-miles) or try the Challenge Hike (13 or all 21-miles) of the beautiful Green Ribbon Trail.  All of the walks are guided and participants are bussed back to the starting point.

    See Event Details for pricing and registration.

  • Green Ribbon Gala at Erdenheim Farm

    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    The fifth annual Green Ribbon Gala will be held at historic Erdenheim Farm. This treasured 450-acre estate has been dedicated to preserving traditional and sustainable methods of farming and animal husbandry since the days of William Penn.  Beginning at 4:00 PM, guests will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live music amid the idyllic vistas of Peter and Bonnie McCausland’s Erdenheim Farm.  Tickets may be pruchased online or by calling the office at 215-646-8866.

  • Nighttime Walk at Willow Lake Farm

    7:00 p.m.

    Nature comes alive at night if you are all ears! Join WVWA Executive Director, Dennis Miranda, for a nighttime nature walk at Willow Lake Farm to explore the sounds of owls, frogs, foxes and other nocturnal critters.

  • Bird Seed Sale

    Seed MUST be pre-ordered
    Order Deadline: Tuesday, October 14 by 2:00 p.m.
    Order Pickup: Friday, October 17- 2:00–5:00 p.m.
    or Saturday, October 18 - 9:00 a.m. - 12noon

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

  • Wissahickon Excursion to Raymondskill Falls

    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    It was so much fun in the beginning of spring, we’re going back to see how the falls shine amidst the fall foliage of NE Pennsylvania!  Join Dennis Miranda on a day trip to Raymondskill Falls, the highest waterfall in Pennsylvania. From a height of 175 feet and coursing through three cascades, Raymondskill Falls is thunderous wonder to behold!  Visit the Poconos for a one-day getaway!

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 - 4:00

    Pumpkin Decorating
    Let the costumed guides take you through the Mill, then enjoy the season by paining a pumpkin.

    • Tour free of charge; fee for the pumpkins
  • Evans-Mumbower Mill

    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    The Ghost of Henry Mumbower
    Don’t miss this slightly spooky but fun evening when old Henry Mumbower revisits his Mill to see how it is operating today.

    • Adults: $5; Children 3-12: $3
  • Serve the Preserve

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

    Serve the Preserve will be a continuation of the ongoing restoration project at Four Mills Reserve to enhance biodiversity.  With the help of volunteers, WVWA will continue to remove unwanted invasive species and replant with plant communities that were historically part of the Wissahickon Creek floodplain.  Wear work clothes, sturdy shoes for digging and bring a shovel if you have one. WVWA will provide tools, gloves and refreshments.  No experience necessary, we will teach proper planting techniques and the benefits of native plants.

  • Green Ribbon Trail Race

    Race starts at 9:00 a.m.

    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 and finish back at the Park’s pavilion for the award ceremony and brunch.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Open House & Trail Walk
    Tour the Mill, then take a guided walk along the former race 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!

    • Free; donations welcome