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Events Archive

  • Tree ID Walk with Ken LeRoy

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

    Back by popular demand!  Join Arborist Ken LeRoy on a tree-themed exploration of Briar Hill and Prophecy Creek now that the trees have leafed out.  Here we’ll visit a state champion Sycamore, wander through old fields now successioned into woods and explore the banks of gentle Prophecy Creek.

  • Birds of the Wissahickon: Breeding Bird Survey

    7:00 a.m.

    As part of our Bird Conservation Initiative, WVWA invites the public to take part in a breeding bird survey on May 30th.  Participants will spend the morning learning about the behavioral characteristics of breeding birds, survey methods, and the importance of avian conservation, all while experiencing the beauty and diversity of the birds of the Wissahickon!

  • Family Hike at Camp Woods

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

    Come learn about woodland and early successional habitat dynamics as we take a walk through Camp Woods Preserve’s old growth trees and successional fields. We’ll stop by WVWA’s deer exclosure to learn about the dramatic affects deer can have on forest regeneration. 

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House & Sheep Shearing

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

    Come watch Hoyt Emmons, member of the American Sheep Industry Association and a certified sheep shearer, as he demonstrates his unique skill. The demonstration will begin at 1:30 pm. On display also will be some small farm animals. This will be a fun and educational event for all ages so be sure to bring your children and grandchildren. 

  • Family Hike at Armentrout

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

    Come and take a walk through a diversity of habitats, from early successional fields to wetland and scrub-shrub areas. This preserve has many salamanders and a beautiful array of butterflies and dragonflies.

  • Wissahickon: Creek in Crisis - Time for Action

    5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Hosted by Friends of the Wissahickon and the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, this "town hall" meeting will take place at the Arts Center Theater at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington and is open to the public. The evening will start with light refreshments at 5:30 p.m. followed by the meeting.  A panel of regional experts will address the many issues relating to the Wissahickon watershed and will offer tangible ways for community members to engage in protecting the 64-square mile area. Local organizations and businesses will also be exhibiting before the meeting.

  • PFEC Film Series - TRASHED

    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.

  • WVWA 21st Annual Birdathon

    WVWA invites all birders to join the 21st annual Wissahickon Birdathon.  During this friendly, two-day competition, teams canvass the Wissahickon Watershed and strive to identify the greatest number of bird species.  Birders of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to join the fun, bird as much or as little as they choose to and enjoy the camaraderie of their fellow birders.  

  • 21st Annual Birdathon

    WVWA invites all birders to join the 21st annual Wissahickon Birdathon.  During this friendly, two-day competition, teams canvass the Wissahickon Watershed and strive to identify the greatest number of bird species.  Birders of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to join the fun, bird as much or as little as they choose to and enjoy the camaraderie of their fellow birders.  

  • Visions: Earth's Elements in Bird & Nature with Kevin Karlson

    Program CANCELED

    7:00 p.m.
    Ambler Theater

    WVWA is proud to host Kevin Karlson, accomplished birder, professional tour leader and wildlife photographer to present his wildly popular presentation:  Visions: Earth’s Elements in Bird and Nature.