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Events Archive

  • Morning Bird Walk at Briar Hill Preserve

    9:00 a.m.

  • Wissahickon Excursion: Birding at Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Join WVWA naturalists on an exciting nature tour of the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Southern New Jersey. We hope to see wintering ducks such as eiders, mergansers and loons to raptors such as Rough Legged Hawks, Bald Eagles and Peregrine Falcons. 

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House & Trail Walk

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

    After touring the Mill, take a walk along the former millrace that fed the mill, to locate the remnants of the dam in the Upper Wissahickon. The walk will begin at 2:00 pm and last approximately an hour. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots!

  • Mammal Walk with Alicia Shenko

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

    Alicia Shenko, of Delaware Valley University has been working with WVWA this year performing a mammal inventory.  Join her at Crossways Preserve to find out which of the many furry, warm-blooded animals make the watershed their home, and how to spot them as you hike.  Hear about what WVWA is doing to improve habitat for our mammal friends living here in our watershed.

  • State of the Wissahickon

    6:00 p.m.
    Presented by Friends of the Wissahickon and the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association at the Valley Green Inn

    What can we do individually and as a community to improve the quality of the Wissahickon and protect its health moving forward? Lindsay Blanton, Water Quality Outreach Coordinator for the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, will discuss the history and development of the Wissahickon Creek and how this has impacted the health of the water. This event is jointly sponsored by the Friends of the Wissahickon and WVWA. This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is recommended as seating is limited.  Free wine and cheese reception offered.

  • Morning Bird Walk at Crossways Preserve **CANCELLED**

    9:00 a.m.

    ***UPDATE as of 11/7/15: This event has been cancelled.***

  • Green Ribbon Trail Race

    9:00 a.m. start

    Challenge yourself on the beautiful Green Ribbon Trail. This 5-mile race is ideal for both experienced and new trail runners. Runners will start at Parkside Place Park and follow the Green Ribbon Trail downstream, then turn onto Swedesford Road at WVWA’s Evans-Mumbower Mill. Run up Evergreen Drive, then circle through the Natural Lands Trust’s Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve. Reconnect with the Green Ribbon Trail and finish back at the Park’s pavilion for the award ceremony and brunch.

  • Open Space Showcase

    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Thousands of acres of open space in our area are protected by conservation easements held by land trusts. Thousands more may be threatened. Hear how conservation organizations are protecting open space for our future, and how you can protect your valued open spaces.

    Chestnut Hill Historical Society 
    Friends of the Wissahickon 
    Natural Lands Trust 
    Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia 
    Whitemarsh Foundation
    Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association

    The event is free, but registration is requested. Call 215 247-0417 for more information. Registration is recommended as seating is limited. Complimentary wine and cheese reception offered. 

    PLUS: The event will include a screening of the trailer for the upcoming documentary based on David Contosta and Carol Franklin’s METROPOLITAN PARADISE.
  • Walk Montco Event

    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Ambler Theater

    Montgomery County Planning Commission invites you to hear nationally recognized speakers, Scott Bricker, Executive Director of America Walks, and Chris Zimmerman, Vice President for Economic Development, Smart Growth America on the topic of walkability. Montgomery County Commissioner Vice Chair, Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, who was recently named as Interim Medical Director for the county, will speak on healthy communities and walking. This exciting event will also feature a presentation on Walk Montco, which will highlight the successes and challenges in making Montgomery County a more walkable place and will offer strategic ways to improve walkability in communities.

  • Morning Bird Walk at Camp Woods

    9:00 a.m.