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  • Learning Bird Song Workshop

    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Take your birding skills to the next level by learning to identify birds by their songs. This workshop will focus on learning the songs of several common breeders with a dose of migrating warblers for good measure.

  • Trail Steward Hike - Ambler Connection

    4:00 p.m. 

    Join Trail Steward Harm Scherpbier on a 2-mile exploration of the Green Ribbon Trail from Ambler Borough. This hike will show you 3 ways to connect from Ambler into the Green Ribbon trail. We’ll begin and end at Forest and Main, staying for a drink after the hike!

  • Public Meeting: Piszek Preserve Construction

    When: 6:30 p.m.
    Where: Christ's Lutheran Church, 700 Pennsylvania Ave, Oreland, PA 19075
    What: The Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge over the Sandy Run at WVWA’s Piszek Preserve in Springfield Township is scheduled to be replaced beginning in February and lasting until December 2018. This necessary construction will mean unavoidable changes at Piszek Preserve. In addition to their commitment to public safety and roadway safety, PennDOT has also demonstrated a commitment to ensuring that protection of the stream and riparian zone is incorporated into their project plans. Once construction is complete, WVWA will fully restore the riparian zone and protect the creek. This public meeting will discuss the project, what residents can expect to see and our plan for restoration.
    This event is free and open to the public, registration is not required. 

  • Creek Clean Up

    Be part of the 48th annual Creek Clean Up of the Wissahickon Creek and its many tributaries.  Help WVWA clean up the trail and the creek bed too. This program is great for families, scout, school groups and anyone who loves the environment and clean water.


  • 5-Mile Green Ribbon Trail Hike

    2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    Join us for a guided 5-mile hike along the Green Ribbon Trail and through a portion of Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve. We will begin and end at the Green Ribbon Trailhead in Parkside Place in North Wales. 

  • Craft Beer by the Creek

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Craft Beer by the Creek is back by popular demand! For this Sunday Funday we’ll have 2 food trucks, local craft beer (and cider!) poured by Ideal Brew and live music by Acoustic Keys.

  • 24th Annual Birdathon

    Birding - Friday, May 11 & Saturday, May 12

    Brag & Boast Party - Saturday, May 12, 4:00 p.m.

    WVWA invites all birders to join the 24th annual Wissahickon Birdathon.  During this friendly, two-day competition, teams canvass the Wissahickon Watershed and strive to identify the greatest number of bird species.

  • Weekly Nest Box Checks

    Every Tuesday from May 15 to August 21
    6:30 p.m.

    Join us every week for a walk at Armentrout Preserve. We will check several nestboxes to see what birds may be raising a family in them. We will likely see the nests, eggs and fledglings of several species including House Wren, Tree Swallow and Eastern Bluebird. You may also get to see a bird banding demonstration!

  • Salamander Meander

    1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    Spring is the best time to catch a glimpse of amphibians coming out of hibernation. Join WVWA stewardship staff on a tour of ponds, streams and pools of the Four Mills Reserve in search salamanders, frogs and more.


  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Open House & 
    Bird Walk
    Tour the only fully operational gristmill in Montgomery County! Guides will take you for a fascinating tour to see the mill in operation and give you a history of milling on the Wissahickon Creek. A bird walk will begin at the mill at 2pm and last at least 1 hour. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring binoculars if you have them. This event is free. 

  • Nature Journal Club

    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Want to deepen your love of the natural world, notice nature’s tiniest details and spend time surrounded by the beauty of the outdoors? Then start keeping a nature journal! Join us for a monthly journal club and make this activity a habit. 

  • Tex Mex 5k Race for Open Space

    7:00 p.m.

    Come for the race and stay for the Party-Under-the-Stars.  Register to run the race or volunteer and enjoy dinner, music and a Tex Mex Margarita. Proceeds from the race support WVWA.