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Events Archive

  • Green Ribbon Trail Walk

    Registration is Full

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

    Take an informative walk with Bob Adams, the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association’s Director of Stewardship starting at WVWA headquarters at the Four Mills Barn.  Learn about enhancements on the Green Ribbon Trail and WVWA’s restoration efforts at the Four Mills Reserve.  View the EPA’s progress on the superfund site, and walk the new section of the Green Ribbon Trail by Cedarbrook Country Club.

    • Free; advance registration is requested.
    • Begin and end at Four Mills Barn, 12 Morris Road, Ambler, PA 19002


  • 2014 Annual Meeting - Wednesday, January 15

    Join WVWA's Board of Directors for the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 15, 2014


  • CANCELLED due to weather - Family Winter Walk

    Walk CANCELLED due to weather forecast for rain

    10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    Join the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association’s Executive Director, Dennis Miranda, for a Family Winter Walk. Discover what happens to nature in the winter at this stunning 55-acre nature preserve. The walk begins and ends at WVWA’s headquarters at Four Mills Barn.

    • Appropriate for families with children ages 5 and older
    • Free; limited to 25 participants
    • Meet at Four Mills Barn, 12 Morris Road, Ambler, PA 19002
    • Register online
  • Wissahickon from the Top Nature Walk

    9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Co-Sponsored by Upper Gwynedd Township and WVWA

    The Green Ribbon Trail is a 21-mile natural trail that follows the Wissahickon Creek from North Wales to the Schuylkill River! Upper Gwynedd Parks and Recreation Department invites you to join WVWA’s Executive Director, Dennis Miranda, for an easy walk on this remarkable trail.  Discover the serenity of the Creek, the cool air of late autumn and see the arrival of the late fall bird migrants.

    • Meet at back parking lot at Upper Gwynedd Township Park, 1 Parkside Place, North Wales
    • Registration required; $5 per person or $10 per family
    • All registrations through www.uppergwynedd.org; visit Parks & Recreation webpage
  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House & Walk

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Tour the Evans-Mumbower Mill at the last open house for 2013. Learn about milling along the Wissahickon and experience a real working gristmill.

    In addition, take a guided walk to the Mill's old head race.
    Walk from 2:00-3:00 p.m

    • WVWA members free; Non-members $5 adult and $3 children 3-12 
    • Corner of Swedesford Road and Evergreen Drive
  • Wissahickon Green Ribbon Trail Race

    Online Registration is closed
    Day-of Registration opens at 8:00am - Race starts at 9:00am

    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 Day

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

    Join WVWA in Upper Gwynedd for a great morning of forest edge restoration. Due to recent construction work on the Green Ribbon Trail, WVWA needs volunteers to help replant 500 trees and shrubs.  Ideal for scouts, service projects and all community members of all ages.


  • The Ghost of Henry Mumbower

    6:00 p. m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Enjoy a slightly scary evening complete with a marshmallow roast when Henry Mumbower returns to see how well we have been caring for his Mill. 


    • WVWA members free;  non-members $5 adult and $3 children 3-12
    • Bring a flashlight and wear flat shoes
    • Swedesford & Township Line Roads, Upper Gwynedd (Map)
  • Autumn Walk at Crossways Preserve

    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    A leisurely Sunday afternoon is an ideal time to take the fall colors and cool breezes of the Crossways Preserve. Join Robert Adams, WVWA’s Director of Stewardship, to learn about the natural history and beauty of the Crossways Preserve and the restoration work that’s in progress.


    • Free; Pre-registration required - Register Online
    • Limited to 25 participants
    • Meet at parking lot on Cathcart Road between Morris and Township Line Roads
  • Fall Sparrow Walk at Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve

    9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Mid-October is the high point for migrating sparrows. These underappreciated birds represent a diverse mix of species that migrate from the boreal forests and farms of Canada and New England to the Mid-Atlantic States. Join WVWA Executive Director, Dennis Miranda, on an informative walk at the Natural Land Trust’s Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve to see sparrows and learn about their markings, natural history and where they are going!

    • Free; Pre-registration required - Register Online
    • Limited to 25 participants
    • Meet at Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve, Swedesford Rd., Ambler