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Events Archive

  • Family Hike at Four Mills Reserve

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

    Wildlife Observation at Four Mills Reserve
    Four Mills Reserve lies within the Wissahickon Creek’s beautiful floodplain, and consists of wooded and riparian areas, rich with red maple and sycamore, with Wild leek, and jack-in-the-pulpit intermingling on the forest floor. Many species are beginning to nest this time of year, and we’ll bring along Wildlife Observation Checklists to document what birds, plants, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians we discover along the way.

  • Native Plant Sale

    Members Only - Friday, May 1, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    General Public - Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Over 100 species of perennials, vines, ferns, shrubs and trees will be offered for sale at WVWA’s Spring Native Plant Sale. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will answer questions and help you to select the native plants which are best suited for your garden site.  Plants will be available on a first come, first serve basis. 

  • Beginners Garden Design Using Native Plants

    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - SOLD OUT
    Attendees can shop at the Native Plant Sale starting at 5:30 p.m.

    Starting a new garden? Redesigning an existing garden?  Consider using a naturalistic approach.  The naturalistic garden celebrates the interaction of plants with insects and wildlife. It creates a lively and environmentally friendly landscape.

  • Birding Basics Classes


    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.

    Sunday, March 29 | Sunday, April 12 | Sunday, April 26

  • Creek Clean Up

    Be part of the 45th annual Creek Clean Up of the Wissahickon Creek and its many tributaries.  Help WVWA clean up the trail and the creek bed too. Volunteers are pre-assigned to sections of the Creek and trail. WVWA will supply you with a map of your section, the appropriate number of bags and the location of where you should deposit the trash for pick-up by the local municipalities.  Canoes are also needed to help clean the deeper parts of the creek.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Raise the Roof Celebration!

    Start the 2015 season at the Evans-Mumbower Mill with a celebration for the new roof!  Feel the excitement of rumbling stones, hear the splash of water over the wheel, and witness the cornmeal as it spills down a chute and into a barrel below.

  • In Search of Salamanders, Frogs and More!

    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Limted spaces available

    Early spring is the best time to catch a glimpse of amphibians coming out of hibernation. Join Scott Angus, biologist with the RBA Group, on a tour of ponds, streams and pools of the Four Mills Preserve in search salamanders, frogs and more. Mr. Angus will give you a life history of amphibians and how they are threatened by everything from development to global warming.

  • PFEC Film Series - FED UP

    FED UP

    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.

  • Serve the Preserve

    9:00 a.m.

    Help WVWA begin our restoration efforts this spring at our newest preserve, the Piszek Preserve.  The Piszek Preserve is a 33 acre floodplain forest on the banks of the Sandy Run in Oreland. Volunteers will plant native trees and shrubs along creek.  Please wear sturdy shoes for digging, and bring a shovel and gloves if you have them; otherwise we will provide.

  • Tree ID Walk with Ken LeRoy

    Spaces Opened Up - Register Online

    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

    Join Arborist Ken LeRoy on a tree-themed exploration of Armentrout Preserve and Camp Woods.  Located in Whitpain Township, the Armentrout Preserve loop trail connects with the Camp Woods trail.  We’ll visit the quiet woods of Beech, Tulip-poplar, and Hickory that are bordered by open fields