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Events Archive

  • Family Friendly Hike with Susan Charkes

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

    Celebrate fall at Four Mills: enjoy the beauty of the autumn woods while sharpening your nature-sighting skills and encouraging creativity and curiosity.  Susan Charkes, naturalist and author  (Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia; Outdoors With Kids - Philadelphia) will lead a family scavenger hunt on the trails along the Wissahickon.  A tree planting will follow. This short walk is perfect for families; all ages are welcome.

  • Green Ribbon Trail Race

    Race starts at 9:00 a.m.
    Day of registration opens at 8:00 a.m.

    Challenge yourself on the beautiful Green Ribbon Trail. This 5-mile race is ideal for both experienced and new trail runners. Runners will start at Parkside Place Park and follow the Green Ribbon Trail downstream and finish back at the Park’s pavilion for the award ceremony and brunch.

  • Serve the Preserve

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

    Serve the Preserve will be a continuation of the ongoing restoration project at Four Mills Reserve to enhance biodiversity.  With the help of volunteers, WVWA will continue to remove unwanted invasive species and replant with plant communities that were historically part of the Wissahickon Creek floodplain.  Wear work clothes, sturdy shoes for digging and bring a shovel if you have one. WVWA will provide tools, gloves and refreshments.  No experience necessary, we will teach proper planting techniques and the benefits of native plants.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill

    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    The Ghost of Henry Mumbower
    Don’t miss this slightly spooky but fun evening when old Henry Mumbower revisits his Mill to see how it is operating today.

    • Adults: $5; Children 3-12: $3
  • 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.