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Events Archive

  • Bird Banding Demonstration

    8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

    Visit WVWA’s banding site and see bird banding in action! Learn about avian conservation and research techniques, and find out what information can be collected by catching wild birds. You may even have the chance to release a bird from your hand! 

  • Green Ribbon Trail Hike (near Germantown Academy)

    6:30 pm
    Led by Conservation Crew member Michael Kleiman, this hike downstream will explore the Green Ribbon Trail around Germantown Academy including Germantown Academy's newly restored wetlands.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    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.

  • "On The Wissahickon" Documentary Screening

    This program is full, online registration is closed

    Doors 7 pm, Screening 7:30 pm, Panel Discussion 7:45 pm
    Join WVWA and The Articulate Foundation at the Ambler Theater for the world premiere of a new, short documentary film. On The Wissahickon explores how the Wissahickon Valley’s past, present and future can be a global model for water management and urban sustainability. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with key voices from the film, including WVWA Executive Director, Gail Farmer.

  • Bird Walk

    7:30 a.m.
    Join us before you start your day for a 30-45 minute bird walk at Willow Lake Farm. We will meet every other month (second Tuesday) at 7:30 A.M. We will explore a variety of preserves over the year and will have the opportunity to see different birds throughout the seasons.
     
  • 25th Annual Birdathon

    Friday, May 10 at 5 p.m. to Saturday, May 11 at 5 p.m.

    WVWA invites all birders to join the 25th annual Wissahickon Birdathon. During this friendly, 24-hour fundraiser, teams explore the Wissahickon Valley to identify as many species as possible. All proceeds support WVWA's conservation efforts. Birders of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to join the fun. Don't have a team? No problem, join WVWA's team!

  • PFEC Sustainability Film Series

    Film: Eating Animals
    6:00 p.m. Sponsor Expo, 7:30 p.m. Film 

    Pennypack Farm and Education Center presents three nights of movies followed by discussion groups led by panels of experts at the Ambler Theater. Each movie delves into a different aspect of sustainability. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for the Sponsor Expo in the lobby - WVWA will be there! The film begins at 7:30 p.m. Visit pennypackfarm.org for film info. 

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Season Opener
    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.

  • Creek Clean Up

    Be part of the 49th 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.

     

  • Philly City Nature Challenge Walk

    7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

    This program is cancelled due to the weather.

    The City Nature Challenge is still ongoing, so please consider participating by making your own observations and submitting them to iNaturalist between 4/26 and 4/29.

    Join us and participate in the Philly City Nature Challenge. Help Philadelphia challenge other cities around the world to record the most nature observations using the iNaturalist app.