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Events Archive

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House & Sheep Shearing

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

    Come watch Hoyt Emmons, member of the American Sheep Industry Association and a certified sheep shearer, as he demonstrates his unique skill. The demonstration will begin at 1:30 pm. On display also will be some small farm animals. This will be a fun and educational event for all ages so be sure to bring your children and grandchildren. 

  • Family Hike at Armentrout

    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Come and take a walk through a diversity of habitats, from early successional fields to wetland and scrub-shrub areas. This preserve has many salamanders and a beautiful array of butterflies and dragonflies.

  • Wissahickon: Creek in Crisis - Time for Action

    5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Hosted by Friends of the Wissahickon and the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, this "town hall" meeting will take place at the Arts Center Theater at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington and is open to the public. The evening will start with light refreshments at 5:30 p.m. followed by the meeting.  A panel of regional experts will address the many issues relating to the Wissahickon watershed and will offer tangible ways for community members to engage in protecting the 64-square mile area. Local organizations and businesses will also be exhibiting before the meeting.

  • PFEC Film Series - TRASHED

    6:30 p.m. - Expo in Theater lobby
    7:30 p.m. - Film

    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.

  • WVWA 21st Annual Birdathon

    WVWA invites all birders to join the 21st annual Wissahickon Birdathon.  During this friendly, two-day competition, teams canvass the Wissahickon Watershed and strive to identify the greatest number of bird species.  Birders of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to join the fun, bird as much or as little as they choose to and enjoy the camaraderie of their fellow birders.  

  • 21st Annual Birdathon

    WVWA invites all birders to join the 21st annual Wissahickon Birdathon.  During this friendly, two-day competition, teams canvass the Wissahickon Watershed and strive to identify the greatest number of bird species.  Birders of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to join the fun, bird as much or as little as they choose to and enjoy the camaraderie of their fellow birders.  

  • Visions: Earth's Elements in Bird & Nature with Kevin Karlson

    Program CANCELED

    7:00 p.m.
    Ambler Theater

    WVWA is proud to host Kevin Karlson, accomplished birder, professional tour leader and wildlife photographer to present his wildly popular presentation:  Visions: Earth’s Elements in Bird and Nature.

     

  • Family Hike at Four Mills Reserve

    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Wildlife Observation at Four Mills Reserve
    Four Mills Reserve lies within the Wissahickon Creek’s beautiful floodplain, and consists of wooded and riparian areas, rich with red maple and sycamore, with Wild leek, and jack-in-the-pulpit intermingling on the forest floor. Many species are beginning to nest this time of year, and we’ll bring along Wildlife Observation Checklists to document what birds, plants, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians we discover along the way.

  • Native Plant Sale

    Members Only - Friday, May 1, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    General Public - Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Over 100 species of perennials, vines, ferns, shrubs and trees will be offered for sale at WVWA’s Spring Native Plant Sale. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will answer questions and help you to select the native plants which are best suited for your garden site.  Plants will be available on a first come, first serve basis. 

  • Beginners Garden Design Using Native Plants

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - SOLD OUT
    Attendees can shop at the Native Plant Sale starting at 5:30 p.m.

    Starting a new garden? Redesigning an existing garden?  Consider using a naturalistic approach.  The naturalistic garden celebrates the interaction of plants with insects and wildlife. It creates a lively and environmentally friendly landscape.