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Events Archive

  • 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, March 29 | Sunday, April 12 | Sunday, April 26

  • Creek Clean Up

    Be part of the 45th 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. WVWA will supply you with a map of your section, the appropriate number of bags and the location of where you should deposit the trash for pick-up by the local municipalities.  Canoes are also needed to help clean the deeper parts of the creek.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Raise the Roof Celebration!

    Start the 2015 season at the Evans-Mumbower Mill with a celebration for the new roof!  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. - 1:00 p.m. - Limted spaces available

    Early spring is the best time to catch a glimpse of amphibians coming out of hibernation. Join Scott Angus, biologist with the RBA Group, on a tour of ponds, streams and pools of the Four Mills Preserve in search salamanders, frogs and more. Mr. Angus will give you a life history of amphibians and how they are threatened by everything from development to global warming.

  • PFEC Film Series - FED UP

    FED UP

    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.

  • Serve the Preserve

    9:00 a.m.

    Help WVWA begin our restoration efforts this spring at our newest preserve, the Piszek Preserve.  The Piszek Preserve is a 33 acre floodplain forest on the banks of the Sandy Run in Oreland. Volunteers will plant native trees and shrubs along creek.  Please wear sturdy shoes for digging, and bring a shovel and gloves if you have them; otherwise we will provide.

  • Tree ID Walk with Ken LeRoy

    Spaces Opened Up - Register Online

    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

    Join Arborist Ken LeRoy on a tree-themed exploration of Armentrout Preserve and Camp Woods.  Located in Whitpain Township, the Armentrout Preserve loop trail connects with the Camp Woods trail.  We’ll visit the quiet woods of Beech, Tulip-poplar, and Hickory that are bordered by open fields 


  • Rain Garden Workshop

    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - SOLD OUT

    Come learn about the most beautiful way to conserve water - building your own rain garden! Simple to install and maintain, rain gardens are indeed a thing of beauty. Rain gardens also help to protect water quality by reducing stormwater runoff from your property.  Learn where to site, how to build and what to plant in your rain garden.

  • Rain Barrel Workshop

    7:00 p.m. - SOLD OUT

    Back by popular demand, you’ll make your own take-away rain barrels. Rain barrels reduce runoff, collect storm water for later use, and save time and money. Learn how to install and use your own rain barrel in this informative workshop. Each participant will assemble a rain barrel to take home. So bring a vehicle large enough to transport your new rain barrel!

  • PFEC Film Series - A Place at the Table

    A Place at the Table

    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 and taste samples from Ambler Farmer's Market and Round Guys Brewing.  Stay after the film for a panel discussion.