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Events Archive

  • Halloween Hike & Crafts

    1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Join WVWA for a Halloween-themed woodland walk and craft project at Four Mills Reserve! Take a short hike to gather colorful autumn leaves, then return to WVWA’s headquarters and use them to create some spectacular owl masks, while we enjoy some pumpkin treats and learn about owl biology. 

  • Serve the Preserve

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    WVWA, with a grant from Pennsylvania Horticulture Society’s (PHS) TreeVitalize program, will continue restoring the riparian buffer on our Piszek Preserve. Volunteers will help plant native trees and shrubs along the Sandy Run.  Sturdy boots and work clothes are recommended.  WVWA will provide refreshments, tools and gloves, but please bring your own if you have them. 

  • Ghost of Henry Mumbower & Pumpkin Painting

    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Pumpkin Painting
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Ghost tours

    Don’t miss this slightly spooky but fun evening when old Henry Mumbower and his family revisit his Mill to see how it is operating today. Relax and roast marshmallows and enjoy some seasonal cider. Come early to paint your own pumpkin from 5-6pm.

  • Pie, Cider & Owls!

    7:00 - 8:30 p.m. SOLD OUT

    October is one of the best times of the year to see and hear owls - and what could be a better way to take advantage of Autumn’s beautiful, quiet nights than to go in search of those nocturnal wonders? Join us for an evening of pie and cider at WVWA headquarters, followed by an owl-prowl through the twilight woods!

  • Migrating Raptors at Militia Hill Hawk Watch

    1:30 p.m.

  • In Search of Fall Sparrows

    9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    Join WVWA Naturalists as we pursue the migrating fall sparrows through our preserves. Lincoln's Sparrow, White Crowned Sparrow and Fox Sparrow will be among the many species that may be seen in mid-October.

  • Fall Colors Hike & DIY Suncatchers

    1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Fall is in the air, so come take advantage of all it has to offer by joining WVWA for a short hike through the woods, followed by a fun craft project! Collect fall’s prettiest leaves during an interpretive stroll along the trail, then return to WVWA headquarters and use them to create something special to take home – fall leaf suncatchers.

  • A Healthy Wissahickon: We All Have a Part to Play

    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    Come to the William Jeanes Memorial Library in Whitemarsh Township for a film showing the history of the Wissahickon Creek, the development of the Wissahickon Valley, and how it has affected our waterways! See how citizens and municipalities from all over the watershed are getting involved to solve these global problems, and join us afterwards for Q&A. Film created by GreenTreks.

  • Fall Bird Seed Sale

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

    Order by:   Tuesday, October 13, 1:00 p.m.

    Pickup:       Friday, October16, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                       Saturday, October 17, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Migrating Raptors at Militia Hill Hawk Watch

    1:30 p.m.