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Events Archive

  • Butterfly Walk

    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 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 camera, binoculars and a note pad as we guarantee to introduce you to the other-worldly pleasures of the meadow. 


    • Willow Lake Farm
    • WVWA Members: $5; Non-Members $10
    • Limited to 20 guests
    • Register online
  • Moths - The Silent Majority


    7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Discover the mysterious creatures of the night that fly under the cover of darkness with Blaine Rothauser, a lifetime naturalist and biologist who is President of BR Environmental Services. A talk and slide show is followed by moth “catching”, utilizing a special screen in WVWA’s courtyard. 

    • ​Four Mills Nature Reserve
    • WVWA Members: $5; Non-Members $10
    • Limited to 20 guests


  • Tex Mex 5k Race for Open Space


    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 is the 25th Anniversary of the Tex Mex 5k Race for Open Space.  Register today for this ever popular weeknight race.  


  • Want to be a Creek Watcher?

    6:30pm - NEW LOCATION
    Wissahickon Valley Public Library
    650 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422

    WVWA is looking for a dedicated group of volunteers to help monitor the health of the Wissahickon Creek and its tributaries! Volunteers will be asked to spend about two hours a month visiting an assigned section of the Creek where they will monitor a site, walk a section of the Creek, and report the findings back to the WVWA. Having new, trained eyes on the Creek will help the WVWA understand the Wissahickon better than ever.

    For more information and to sign up, RSVP to Steph Figary - stephanie@wvwa.org.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Antique Car Day for Father’s Day
    Bring Dad to see a variety of antique cars for Father’s Day at the Mill, take a tour of the Mill to see how all of the simple machines in action.


    • Free; donations welcome
  • National Trails Day Walk from Four Mills

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

    John Ferro, WVWA Land Manager, will lead this walk from Four Mills Nature Reserve.  Walk downstream through Four Mills, Germantown Academy’s wetland complex, and over the new trail section and stream crossing to Skippack Pike.  Four miles of mostly easy terrain.

  • 5% Community Giving Day at Whole Foods Market, Plymouth Meeting

    Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association is proud to be chosen as the recipient for a 5% Community Giving Day at Whole Foods Market in Plymouth Meeting.  WVWA will receive 5% of the net proceeds from all shopping on Wednesday, May 21.  Bring your grocery list & tell your friends and family.

    Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting is located at 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting.  The store is open from 8am - 10pm.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Sheep Shearing Demonstration

    Visit the Evans-Mumbower Mill for a sheep shearing event as part of its monthly open house. Come watch Hoyt Emmons, member of the American Sheep Industry Association and a certified sheep shearer, as he demonstrates this unique skill. Hoyt will be shearing a dozen sheep starting at 1:30 PM. On display also will be some small farm animals by members of the Montgomery County Chapter of the 4-H Club. This will be a fun and educational event for all ages so be sure to bring your children and grandchildren.

    • Adults: $5; Children 3-12: $3
  • 20th Annual Birdathon

    WVWA invites all birders to join the 20th 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.  

  • Birding Basics Classes

    Class Full

    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.

    Saturday, April 12Sunday, April 27 ~ Sunday, May 4