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Events Archive

  • Holiday Traditions at the Mill

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Holiday Traditions at the Evans-Mumbower Mill

    We've decorated the beautiful Evans-Mumbower Mill! 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. This event is free. 

  • DIY Natural Ornaments

    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Decorate for the holidays the natural way. We’ll have the pinecones, acorns and other forest finds. You bring the creativity and imagination.

  • Creating Connections this Giving Tuesday

    Hikers, birders, dog walkers, and horseback riders visiting the 75-acre Briar Hill Preserve in Whitpain Township confront a challenge when entering the Preserve from Prophecy Creek Park. Without a bridge to cross the stream, trail users must cross the stream itself, which is steep, muddy, and wet. Unfortunately, foot traffic through the stream has caused streambank erosion. This Giving Tuesday we are asking for your help to build a permanent solution – a new bridge – that will keep trail users safe and protect the stream.

  • Local Bird Seed for Sale

    Looking to purchase bird seed for the winter? WVWA Members get 20% off bird seed from the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and 10% off bird seed from Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust. Click this link to learn more.  

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Open House & Trail Walk
    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!

  • Nature Journal Club

    This program is cancelled.

    1:00 - 3:00 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. 

  • All About Owls

    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Program FULL - call 215-646-8866 or email kristy@wvwa.org to be added to waitlist

    Fall 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 at the suburban home of the Temple Owls! Join WVWA Naturalist Kristy Morley for an evening learning all about the habits and adaptations of our nocturnal neighbors, followed by an owl-prowl through the twilight woods!

  • Collected Stories at Act II Playhouse

    8:00 p.m.
    Collected Stories by Donald Margulies is a play about a successful short story writer who tries to mentor her student, but ends up creating a rival in this engaging drama with witty, acerbic dialogue. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. $2 from every ticket sold to the Nov. 15 show will be donated to WVWA! Buy your ticket today.  

  • Kitchen Medicine for Winter Colds

    2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    Online registration is now closed, day-of registration is welcome!

    The kitchen offers many immune boosting ingredients and in this workshop, participants will learn about some medicinal properties of things like ginger, garlic, onion, thyme, rosemary, and more. Kelly McCarthy will lead participants through making fire cider, historically used to keep healthy throughout a cold winter, and everyone will go home with a jar to try.

  • 5-Mile 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' Gwynedd Preserve and finish back at the Park’s pavilion for the award ceremony and brunch.