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Events Archive

  • Rain Garden Workshop

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Learn about the most beautiful way to conserve water - building your own rain garden! Simple to install and maintain, rain gardens are a thing of beauty. They provide food and habitat for insects and birds, and help protect water quality by reducing stormwater runoff from your property.

  • 22nd Annual Birdathon

    Birding - Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7

    Mid-Flight Party - Friday, May 6, 5:00 p.m

    Brag & Boast Party - Saturday, May 7, 4:00 p.m.

    WVWA invites all birders to join the 22nd annual Wissahickon Birdathon.  During this friendly, two-day competition, teams canvass the Wissahickon Watershed and strive to identify the greatest number of bird species.

  • 46th Annual Creek Clean Up

    All Volunteer Sections are Full

    Please join Friends of the Wissahickon for the Creek Clean Up in Chestnut Hill - click here for details - http://www.fow.org/event/creek-cleanup/
     
    Creek cleaning - anytime in A.M.

    Talkin' Trash Picnic - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Be part of the 46th annual Creek Clean Up of the Wissahickon Creek and its many tributaries.  Help WVWA clean up the trail and the creek bed too. Volunteers are pre-assigned to sections of the Creek and trail. 

  • Trail Steward Hikes - Ambler Connection

    4:00 p.m.

    Come see the ins and outs of our trails through the eyes of the Trail Stewards.  New starting this spring, our dedicated group of volunteers will led three sessions to explore our trails.

    Join Harm Scherpbier and Dan Greeley on an exploration of the Green Ribbon Trail from Ambler Borough.

     

  • 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.