Calendar of Events


Upcoming by Date

  • Fireside Frostbite 5 Miler

    Race starts at 9:00 a.m. SHARP

    The Ambler Area Running Club proudly presents the 17th 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, and long sleeve tech shirts for all pre-registered by January 15.  The race benefits WVWA.

  • Winter Members Mixer at the Woodmere Art Museum

    4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    The Woodmere Art Museum is inviting WVWA Members and Volunteers to join them at the Winter Members Mixer.  Warm up, view their current exhibitions, and enjoy some refreshments while you mingle. Socialize with members of area organizations including Briar Bush Nature Center, Friends of the Wissahickon, Morris Arboretum, Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, and Woodmere Art Museum. It will be a fun evening !

  • Maple Sugaring 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.

  • Attracting Bluebirds

    7:00 p.m. 

    Betsy Nutt, Penn State Master Gardener and member of the Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania’s speaker’s bureau will give a talk on the history, biology, necessary habitat, protecting and monitoring of the bluebird.

  • PFEC Sustainability Film Series - Surviving Progress

    Surviving Progress

    6:00 p.m. - Expo in Ambler Theater lobby
    7:30 p.m. - Film followed by panel discussion

    WVWA is proud to be a sponsor of the annual Sustainable Film Series hosted by Pennypack Farm & Education Center.  Come early to visit with sponsors. Stay after the film for a panel discussion.

  • Wintering Birds of Mannington Meadows

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

    Join WVWA naturalists on a tour of the 6,000-acre Mannington Meadows, a complex of wetlands and tidal waters in Salem County, NJ, which provides globally significant migratory bird habitat. 

  • From Soup to Owls

    6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Come join us at WVWA Headquarters for a delicious soup dinner and conversation about all things owls! After dinner, we’ll head out to Willow Lake Farm for a moonlight walk in search of Eastern Screech, Great Horned, Northern Saw-whet, and Barred Owls.

  • 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.

    Sunday, April 3 | Sunday, April 10 | Sunday, April 17

  • Serve the Preserve - Byrne Family Preserve

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

    Help WVWA continue our restoration efforts this spring at our newest preserve – Byrne Family Preserve. Volunteers will remove invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs. Please wear sturdy shoes for digging, and bring a shovel and gloves if you have them; otherwise we will provide.

  • PFEC Film Sustainability Series - Cowspiracy

    Cowspiracy

    6:00 p.m. - Expo in Ambler Theater lobby
    7:30 p.m. - Film followed by panel discussion

    WVWA is proud to be a sponsor of the annual Sustainable Film Series hosted by Pennypack Farm & Education Center.  Come early to visit with sponsors. Stay after the film for a panel discussion.

  • 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!

     
  • 46th Annual Creek Clean Up

    Creek cleaning - anytime in A.M.
    Talkin' Trash Picnic - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Be part of the 46th annual Creek Clean Up of the Wissahickon Creek and its many tributaries.  Help WVWA clean up the trail and the creek bed too. Volunteers are pre-assigned to sections of the Creek and trail. 

  • 21st Annual Birdathon

    Birding - Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7
    Brag & Boast Party - Saturday, May 7, 4:00 p.m.

    WVWA invites all birders to join the 21st annual Wissahickon Birdathon.  During this friendly, two-day competition, teams canvass the Wissahickon Watershed and strive to identify the greatest number of bird species.

  • Native Plant Sale

    Members Only - Friday, May 13, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    General Public - Saturday, May 14, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Over 100 species of perennials, vines, ferns, shrubs and trees will be offered for sale at WVWA’s Spring Native Plant Sale. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will answer questions and help you to select the native plants which are best suited for your garden site.  Plants will be available on a first come, first serve basis.