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Events Archive

  • Maple Sugaring Festival

    Online registration is closed.
    We welcome walk-ups on the day of the event.
    Best tour times available are 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

    12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Learn how maple syrup and sugar are made - a delicious and fun way to make science come alive! WVWA offers a very special winter event that is ideal for families, scout groups and anyone curious about the maple sugar process.  Guides take small groups through the woods to see the tapped trees and then watch it being boiled into sugar. End your walk at WVWA’s historic headquarters for hot chocolate and warm treats with maple syrup. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.  Last tour leaves at 3:00 p.m.

  • Winter Members Mixer at the Woodmere Art Museum

    4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    The Woodmere Art Museum is inviting WVWA Members and Volunteers to join them at the Winter Members Mixer.  Warm up, view their current exhibitions, and enjoy some refreshments while you mingle. Socialize with members of area organizations including Briar Bush Nature Center, Friends of the Wissahickon, Morris Arboretum, Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, and Woodmere Art Museum. It will be a fun evening !

  • Fireside Frostbite 5 Miler

    Race starts at 9:00 a.m. SHARP

    The Ambler Area Running Club proudly presents the 17th annual Frostbite Five Miler, which starts and ends at the Wissahickon High School.  The field is limited to 1500 runners.  Amenities include chip timing, great post-race food from Fireside Bar & Grille, and long sleeve tech shirts for all pre-registered by January 15.  The race benefits WVWA.

  • PFEC Sustainability Film Series - Just Eat It

    Just Eat It

    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.

  • Bird Seed Sale

    Order high quality birdseed appropriate to the birds found in the Wissahickon Watershed.  All sales support WVWA stewardship efforts.

    Order by:   Friday, January 29

    Pickup:       Friday, February 5, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                       Saturday, February 6, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Decline of Bats in the Northeast

    Program Sold Out
    Contact office to be added to waitlist
    215-646-8866 or info@wvwa.org


    Join Todd Sinander, Senior Biologist at Bat Conservation and Management, Inc., as he discusses the alarming decrease in the bat population in the northeast, highlighting white-nose syndrome and how it decimates the native bat species.

  • Winter Walk at Willow Lake Farm


    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    There’s nothing quite like the peaceful stillness of the winter woods, so put on your hiking boots and join us for a walk along the trails of Willow Lake Farm. We’ll go in search of wintering wildlife through the woods and fields of this 107-acre preserve, then head to WVWA headquarters to warm up over some hot chocolate!

  • Annual Members Meeting & Volunteer Recognition Party

    • Online registration is closed. Contact the office at 215-646-8866 or info@wvwa.org.

    6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres followed by program and awards

    Join WVWA as we honor the dedication, work and spirit of our volunteers at the 2nd Annual Volunteer Recognition Party held in conjunction with the Annual Member Meeting. 

  • Wolf Watch Tour at Lakota Wolf Preserve

    7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - SOLD OUT

    Have you ever wanted to see a wolf in person, or hear one howl? Then come take a tour of the Lakota Wolf Preserve, located in Columbia, NJ, with WVWA. You’ll learn all about wolf biology and behavior, as well as many other fascinating facts.

  • History of the Wissahickon

    6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Please join us for a presentation on the history of the Wissahickon Creek with David Bower of the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department. David will also be sharing his wonderful postcard collection, depicting images of the Wissahickon from the late 1800's through early 1900's. We will provide a light dinner and refreshments.