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Events Archive

  • Family Creek Exploration

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

    Explore the Wissahickon Creek at the Four Mills Reserve.  Investigate how fast it flows and hunt for eddies, riffles and other stream features. Explore using nets, buckets and tools to find out what critters are living in our back yard.

  • Bird Banding Demonstration

    9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Bird Banding Demonstation is SOLD OUT.
    Contact WVWA to be added to the waitlist - 215-646-8866 or info@wvwa.org.

    Come join WVWA Naturalist, Margaret Rohde, and see bird banding in action! Learn about avian conservation and research techniques, and find out what information can be collected by catching wild birds. You may even have the chance to release a bird from your hand! 

  • Nature Collection Walk

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

    Come join WVWA Naturalist, Margaret Rohde, for a nature collection walk at Four Mills Reserve. Bring a clear plastic bag to collect all the interesting things you find along the trail, from acorns and feathers, to flowers, rocks and bark! We'll bring our findings back to WVWA headquarters to admire our collections together and ID what we can while enjoying some lemonade and treats.

  • Berm is the Word - Stormwater and Stream Restoration Tour

    6:00 p.m.

    Join the WVWA on a walk and talk to a beautiful section of the Wissahickon Creek that was restored in 2012. We will talk about the state of the site prior to restoration and then visit the improvements made, including a berm for holding stormwater runoff from a nearby residential area. July is the perfect time to visit this site and see the native plants along the creek in full bloom.

     

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House & Ice Cream Social

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

    Take a break from the heat and join us for a cool treat and a tour of the water-powered gristmill.  

  • Guided Hike at Four Mills Reserve

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

    The Four Mills Reserve lies within the Wissahickon Creek’s beautiful floodplain, and consists of wooded and riparian areas, rich with red maple and sycamore, and home to many species. We’ll see what we can discover along the way, from waterfowl to amphibians, and learn about the different wildlife interactions taking place around us.

  • 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!

     

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    The Ambler Area Running Club (AARC) has selected WVWA to be the beneficiary of the Phils Tavern Quarter Marathon on July 11, and we encourage all TexMex 5K runners to participate in this annual race, now in its 16th year!  Please come out to support WVWA!
     
    The race starts and ends at the Temple University Ambler campus at 7:30 AM.  Prize money will be awarded to top finishers, and fresh baked pies from Whole Foods will be presented to age group winners.  Plus, everyone gets a great post-race breakfast provided by Phils Tavern!
  • The Great Adirondack Century Run

    July 9-12, 2015

    Time: Departing Four Mills Barn on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 8:00 AM and returning Sunday, July 12, 2015 by 9:00 PM. Tour led by WVWA staff in rented van.

    Join WVWA’s Dennis Miranda and Jamie Stewart on a high octane, full throttle adventure of the Adirondacks. Explore the vast St. Regis River plains, discover the boreal forest of Bloomingdale Bog and reach the summit of Whiteface Mountain! Enjoy the quaint village of Lake Placid with their interesting stores and excellent restaurants.

  • Butterfly Walk

    Spaces still available - payment can be made at program

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

    Join Blaine Rothauser to discover the many varieties of butterflies that might be found in the meadows of Willow Lake Farm.  A brief talk about meadow ecology will be followed by a natural history tour and adventure.  Bring a camera, binoculars and a note pad as we guarantee to introduce you to the other-worldly pleasures of the meadow.