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Events Archive

  • Lecture - The World Needs Insects!

    7:00 p.m.

    Join the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, in partnership with the Keystone Branch of the Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association and the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, for a special lecture by Dr. Daniel Duran. Dr. Duran of the Department of Department of Biodiversity, Earth, and Environmental Sciences (BEES) at Drexel University, will present “The World Needs Insects!” focusing on how insects contribute to pollination services, natural pest control, nutrient recycling and countless other activities essential to our continued existence.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 - 4:00

    Pumpkin Decorating
    Let the costumed guides take you through the Mill, then enjoy the season by painting a pumpkin.

    • Tour free of charge; fee for the pumpkins
  • Wissahickon Excursion to Raymondskill Falls

    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    It was so much fun in the beginning of spring, we’re going back to see how the falls shine amidst the fall foliage of NE Pennsylvania!  Join Dennis Miranda on a day trip to Raymondskill Falls, the highest waterfall in Pennsylvania. From a height of 175 feet and coursing through three cascades, Raymondskill Falls is thunderous wonder to behold!  Visit the Poconos for a one-day getaway!

  • Bird Seed Sale

    Seed MUST be pre-ordered
    Order Deadline: Orders closed
    Order Pickup: Friday, October 17- 2:00–5:00 p.m.
    or Saturday, October 18 - 9:00 a.m. - 12noon

    Order quality birdseed that is appropriate for the birds in the Wissahickon Watershed. Your order helps WVWA protect wildlife and habitat.

  • Nighttime Walk at Willow Lake Farm

    7:00 p.m. CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

    Nature comes alive at night if you are all ears! Join WVWA Executive Director, Dennis Miranda, for a nighttime nature walk at Willow Lake Farm to explore the sounds of owls, frogs, foxes and other nocturnal critters.

  • Green Ribbon Gala at Erdenheim Farm

    This event is sold out.
    Call the office with any questions - 215-646-8866.

    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    The fifth annual Green Ribbon Gala will be held at historic Erdenheim Farm. This treasured 450-acre estate has been dedicated to preserving traditional and sustainable methods of farming and animal husbandry since the days of William Penn.  Beginning at 4:00 PM, guests will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live music amid the idyllic vistas of Peter and Bonnie McCausland’s Erdenheim Farm. 

  • Walk on the Wild Side

    Walks start at 8:00 a.m.

    Participants begin their adventure in the Upper Gwynedd Township Park and can take a guided walk of the Upper Wissahickon (5 or 8-miles) or try the Challenge Hike (13 or all 21-miles) of the beautiful Green Ribbon Trail.  All of the walks are guided and participants are bussed back to the starting point.

    See Event Details for pricing and registration.

  • Wissahickon Excursion to Pine Barrens, NJ

    CANCELLED

    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Join Dr. Emile DeVito, Manager of Science and Stewardship at the New Jersey Conservation Foundation on their largest property that encompasses 15 square miles in the heart of the New Jersey Pine Barrens.  The property is a rare ecological treasure for the East Coast of the United States, containing some of the most beautiful wetlands in the Pine Barrens and providing critical habitat to more than 50 rare, threatened or endangered species.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Festival

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Old Fashioned Mill Festival
    Begin the afternoon with a Mill tour and learn from period dressed guides how corn gets ground into cornmeal. Once outside, Visit the Lenape brave, Cheesgookoos, to learn about Lenape food ways and cordage, be mesmerized by a demonstration bee hive, see a blacksmith at work and learn the art of lucet braiding, old fashioned braiding. Enjoy the lively sounds of the Now and Then Duet.

    • Adults: $5; Children 3-12: $3
  • Rain Barrel Workshop

    7:00 p.m.

    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!

    Read more about the benefits of Rain Barrels »

    • WVWA Headquarters – 12 Morris Road, Ambler PA 19002
    • $30.00 for materials. Workshop limited to the first 18 participants!
    • Register online