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Events Archive

  • Wissahickon Birdathon

     • Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11
     
    Teams of  bird enthusiasts will comb the entire Wissahickon Watershed in this friendly and fun competition to identify as many bird species as possible within a two-day time period.
     
  • Film Screening - Seeking the Greatest Good

      • 6:15 p.m. Reception
      • 7:00 p.m. Film Screening
      • 8:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

    Seeking the Greatest Good - The Conservation Legacy of Gifford Pinchot

    Please join us for the premiere area screening of this inspiring documentary and discussion with local leaders on conservation approaches in 2013.  View trailer - seekinggreatestgood.org

    Members of the panel include: State Representative Kate Harper, Sarah Low, US Forest Service, Dennis Miranda, Exec. Director, WVWA, Carol Collier, Exec. Director, DRBC, and Jeffrey Featherstone, Ph.D., Temple University.

      • Free of charge - No registration required
      • Screening at Temple Ambler Learning Center - Located on Loop Drive off Meetinghouse Road
        View map of Temple Ambler Campus

     

  • Spring Bird Walk

    • 8:00 a.m. at the Four Mills Barn

    Experienced birders Jamie Stewart, Amy Johns and new WVWA Executive Director, Dennis Miranda, will lead this popular annual morning bird walk through Four Mills Reserve.  Bring binoculars; loaner binoculars will be available.  All ages and birding levels welcome. 

    • Free of charge but pre-registration is encouraged
    • Register online

  • Creek Clean Up

     • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Be part of the 43rd annual Creek Clean Up of the Wissahickon Creek and its many tributaries.

    This program is great for families, scout, school groups and anyone who loves the environment and clean water.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    Miller at the door to the mill • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    First Open House of the Season

    This 19th century gristmill is once again water-powered! Bring your family to visit, learn about and experience the history of milling along the Wissahickon.

    • Free for members, $5 adult and $3 children 3-12
    • Swedesford & Township Line Roads, Upper Gwynedd (Map)

     

  • WVWA Native Plant Sale: General Public Day

     • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Four Mills Barn

    Purchase high quality native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, ferns and grasses that will look great in your yard and benefit WVWA.

    Plants will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

  • WVWA Sustainable Gardening Wine & Cheese Event

     ​• 7:00 p.m. at the Four Mills Barn
     • Register online

    Water Conservation Part 3: Sustainable Gardening Techniques

    Join us at WVWA’s Four Mills Barn for a Sustainable Gardening Workshop and Native Plant Sale. Discussion will include garden design and maintenance, simple garden installation techniques, plant selection, composting, leaf mold, rain barrels and rain gardens. Bring your questions, concerns, garden photos and sketches...and enjoy some wine and cheese with WVWA!

    • Free of charge but pre-registration is encouraged
    • Register online

  • WVWA Native Plant Sale: Members Only Day

     • 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Four Mills Barn

    Purchase high quality native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, ferns and grasses that will look great in your yard and benefit WVWA.

    Plants will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Rain Barrel Workshop

     • 7:00 p.m. at the Four Mills Barn
     • Registration is closed - Program is Full

    Water Conservation Part 2: Rain Barrels

    In part two of our Water Conservation Series, make your own take-home 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!

    • $30.00 for materials
    • Registration is closed - Program is Full

  • Sustainability Movie Series: Ingredients

     • 7:30 p.m. at the Ambler Theater

    WVWA is again a sponsor of the Pennypack Farm & Education Center’s sustainable movie series at the Ambler Theater. The three films each highlight important environmental issues. Movies are scheduled on the second Tuesday of the month in February, March and April.

    • Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for sponsor expo
    • $10.00 per film or $24.00 for all three films
    • Tickets are available at: www.amblertheater.org/pennypack.php