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Events Archive

  • Native Plant Sale

    Members Only - Friday, May 2, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    General Public - Saturday, May 3, 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. Cash, check and credit cards accepted.

    Read more about Native Plants

  • Naturescaping with Native Plants

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

    Do you want a beautiful, easy care and environmentally friendly garden?  Join us as we explore Naturescaping- designing a landscape or garden with native plants. Bring along photos and sketches of your home landscape or latest garden project...we’ll help you naturescape it with native plants.

  • 44th Annnual Creek Clean Up

    We are no longer accepting registrations or assigning sections.  If you would like to help out, the walk-in site will be at the Watershed Headquarters at Four Mills - 12 Morris Road.  Thank you for your interest!

    Be part of the 44th 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.

  • Twilight Nature Walk at Penllyn Woods

    Scheduled for Wed, Apr 23 but cancelled due to low attendance and weather

    7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    A family night out at the Penllyn Woods is cool and teeming with life in early spring! Join WVWA Executive Director Dennis Miranda, as he leads your family to the sights and sounds of early spring. Listen and perhaps catch a glimpse of frogs, toads and even an owl!. Dress for a cool evening, wear hiking shoes, bring your binoculars and a flashlight! A limited number of loaner binoculars are available too.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    First Open House of the 2014 Season

    WVWA’s restored 19th century gristmill, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers a glimpse into a time when people relied on simple machines and their own resourcefulness. See a demonstration of candle dipping then try your hand at tin-smiting or flour sifting.

    • Free; donations welcome

  • In Search of Night Critters

    Program CANCELLED due to forecast for rain

    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Briar Hill Preserve and Prophecy Creek Park are home to a bevy of nocturnal animals and birds. Owls, foxes, raccoons, salamanders and even songbirds can often be heard making calls or singing at night. Bring your family and flashlights and search for signs of nature with WVWA Executive Director, Dennis Miranda.  Dress warmly, wear sturdy walking shoes and bring your enthusiasm.

  • GMO OMG - Pennypack Farm Sustainable Film Series

    WVWA is a proud sponsor of the 5th Annual Pennypack Farm Sustainable Film Series
    at the Ambler Theater

    6:00pm Sponsor Expo ~ 7:30pm Film Starts ~ 9:00pm Panel Discussion

    GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can't gain back?  www.gmofilm.com

  • Waterfalls Tour

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

    As winter gives way to early spring snows melt and streams are swollen with rushing waters; the perfect time to see the highest waterfalls in Pennsylvania, Raymondskill Falls! From a height of 175 feet and coursing through three cascades, Raymondskill Falls is thunderous wonder to behold! Take a tour from the friendly confines of Montgomery County and visit the rugged Poconos for a one day getaway!


    • Members $60.00 per person. Non-members $75.00 per person
    • Boxed lunch is included
    • This exclusive nature tour is limited to six guests only.
    • Meet at the Four Mills Barn, 12 Morris Rd, Ambler, PA
    • Register online
  • Serve the Preserve

     9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Help WVWA continue our restoration efforts this spring at Four Mills Reserve (12 Morris Rd., Ambler). Volunteers will remove invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs. Please wear sturdy shoes for digging, and bring a shovel and gloves if you have them; otherwise we will provide.

  • Twilight Woodcock Walk at Crossways Preserve

    *** Walk postponed due to forecast for heavy rain ***

    New date to be determined

    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    A rite of spring is to see and hear the return of the Woodcock, a shy bird that performs amazing flights and sounds at dusk is a delight for both young and old! Join Dennis Miranda and explore the fields and wetlands of our Crossways Preserve and search for these interesting birds. Loaner binoculars are available.

    • Park at Crossways Preserve on Cathcart Road
    • Free; Pre-registration required; Limited to 25