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Events Archive

  • 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


  • Fall Bird Seed Sale

    Order high quality birdseed that is appropriate for the birds in the Wissahickon Watershed.  Your purchase helps WVWA protect wildlife habitat.

    Orders must be placed by Tuesday, October 14
    Order online
    Printable order form


    Pick up details:

    • Friday, October 18, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m or
    • Saturday, October 19, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • WVWA Headquarters, Four Mills Barn, 12 Morris Road, Ambler
  • Full Moon Nature Walk at Prophecy Creek Park

    Spaces NOW open - register online or call 215-646-8866 

    7:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

    Nature comes alive at night if you are all ears! Join WVWA Executive Director, Dennis Miranda, for a nighttime nature walk of Briar Hill Preserve and Prophecy Creek Park to explore the sounds of owls, frogs, foxes and other nocturnal critters.


    • Free;  Pre-registration required - Register Online
    • Limited to 25 participants
    • Bring a flashlight and wear comfortable walking shoes
    • Meet in the Prophecy Creek Park parking lot; Skippack Pike
  • Walk on the Wild Side

    8:00 a.m.
    Participants begin their adventure in the Upper Gwynedd Township Park and can take a guided walk of the Upper Wissahickon (5 or 8-miles) or try the Challenge Hike (13 or all 21-miles) of the beautiful Green Ribbon Trail to end at the Philadelphia Canoe Club on the Schuylkill River.  All of the walks are guided and people are bussed back to the starting point.