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Events Archive

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Sheep Shearing Demonstration

    Visit the Evans-Mumbower Mill for a sheep shearing event as part of its monthly open house. Come watch Hoyt Emmons, member of the American Sheep Industry Association and a certified sheep shearer, as he demonstrates this unique skill. Hoyt will be shearing a dozen sheep starting at 1:30 PM. On display also will be some small farm animals by members of the Montgomery County Chapter of the 4-H Club. This will be a fun and educational event for all ages so be sure to bring your children and grandchildren.

    • Adults: $5; Children 3-12: $3
  • 20th Annual Birdathon

    WVWA invites all birders to join the 20th annual Wissahickon Birdathon.  During this friendly, two-day competition, teams canvass the Wissahickon Watershed and strive to identify the greatest number of bird species.  Birders of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to join the fun, bird as much or as little as they choose to and enjoy the camaraderie of their fellow birders.  

  • Birding Basics Classes

    Class Full

    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.

    Saturday, April 12Sunday, April 27 ~ Sunday, May 4

  • 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