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  • 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.

  • Pumpkin Painting & The Ghost of Henry Mumbower

    5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
    Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House
    Don’t miss this slightly spooky but fun evening when old Henry Mumbower and his family revisit his Mill to see how it is operating today. Relax and roast marshmallows and enjoy some seasonal cider. Come early to paint your own pumpkin from 5-6 p.m. Nominal charge for pumpkins. 

  • Communities Connecting for a Clean Wissahickon

    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    A panel of regional and local stakeholders will share progress on the Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership and discuss the watershed-wide research and planning that will result in a new holistic approach to improving water quality. The program is hosted by WVWA and Friends of the Wissahickon. 

  • Thompson Dam Stakeholder Meeting

    6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) is developing a plan on how to efficiently manage the Thompson Dam that sits on the Wissahickon on a 7.6-acre parcel in Whitpain Township (north of Mt. Pleasant Avenue). We invite all stakeholders (such as trail users) to the meeting to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with this structure. This session will include an open forum that will allow attendees to provide input on the dam and WVWA’s options.

  • Nature Journal Club

    PROGRAM CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION

    8:00 - 10:00 a.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. 

  • 2018 Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest

    WVWA, Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW), and Woodmere Art Museum are teaming up to present the 2018 Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest. All photos entered in the contest must be taken within Wissahickon Valley Park, along the Green Ribbon Trail, or on one of the WVWA managed preserves. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2018.

  • Birds & Brews take Cape May!

    8:30am - 1:30pm
    Join us for our first ever Cape May trip! Cape May’s unique location, situated on the peninsula where the Atlantic meets the Delaware Bay, make it a geographic migrant trap. October is the peak of fall migration through Cape May and we hope to experience the full diversity of migrants during our visit. 

  • Craft Beer by the Creek

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Online registration is closed. Walk-ins welcome. See you Sunday!
    Craft Beer by the Creek is back by popular demand! For this Sunday Funday we’ll have Roasted Liberties food truck, Sweetly Scooped ice cream, local craft beer, Stone & Key Cellars hard cider, and live music by Acoustic Keys.

     
  • Serve the Preserve

    9:00 a.m.
    Volunteers will help build and install 1-2 deer exclosures around restoration areas to help WVWA test the effectiveness of deer protection methods, which provide native species a chance to grow without pressure from deer browsing. The work will involve clearing the chosen sites of invasive plants and fallen limbs to prep the area, followed by fence installation (including setting posts, attaching netting, and building and incorporating access gates).