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Events Archive

  • 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!

     
  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    Season Opener

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Start the 2016 season and feel the excitement of rumbling stones, hear the splash of water over the wheel, and witness the cornmeal as it spills down a chute and into a barrel below.

  • In Search of Salamanders, Frogs and More

    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Program Full

    Early spring is the best time to catch a glimpse of amphibians coming out of hibernation. Join Margaret Rohde, WVWA Naturalist, on a tour of ponds, streams and pools of the Four Mills Reserve in search salamanders, frogs and more.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Serve the Preserve is POSTPONED until Sunday, 4/10, due to weather.

    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.

  • From Soup to Owls

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

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

  • Wintering Birds of Mannington Meadows

    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Online registration is closed. Call the office - 215-646-8866.

    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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.