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Events Archive

  • Rain Barrel Workshop

     **** Workshop is Sold Out ****    

     •  7:00 p.m.

    Back by popular demand!  Make your own take-home rain barrel.  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.  Read more about the benefits of rain barrels.

         •  $30.00 for materials
         •  Workshop limited to 18 participants

  • Kids Day at the Evans-Mumbower Mill

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

    Bring the whole family for Kids Day at the Mill! In addition to the tour of the Mill, there will be hands-on activities for children of all ages.  Try your hand at kneading dough, grinding corn and churning butter. There will also be an archeological dig activity in the yard. Seeing the Mill operate by water power and learning how the corn travels through the Mill makes history come alive and creates a lasting memory.

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

  • Preserve Walk at Briar Hill

     • 1:00 p.m.

    Take a brisk walk through the WVWA Briar Hill Preserve. WVWA will offer two options – a fast paced exercise walk and another more leisurely guided walk. Well behaved, leashed dogs welcome.


    • Free of charge but pre-registration is encouraged
    • Meet at Prophecy Creek Park Parking Lot (Map)
    • Register online

  • 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