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Events Archive

  • Bird Banding Demo

    8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
    Cancelled due to weather; this program will also be held 7/7 & 8/4

    Visit WVWA's banding site and see bird banding in action! Learn about avian conservation and research techniques, and find out what information can be collected by catching wild birds. You may even have the chance to release a bird from your hand! Event is subject to weather.

  • Nature Journal Club

    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Want to deepen your love of the natural world, notice nature’s tiniest details and spend time surrounded by the beauty of the outdoors? Then start keeping a nature journal! Join us for a monthly journal club and make this activity a habit. 

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Open House & 
    Bird Walk
    Tour the only fully operational gristmill in Montgomery County! Guides will take you for a fascinating tour to see the mill in operation and give you a history of milling on the Wissahickon Creek. A bird walk will begin at the mill at 2pm and last at least 1 hour. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring binoculars if you have them. This event is free. 

  • Salamander Meander

    1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    Event is cancelled due to weather

    Spring is the best time to catch a glimpse of amphibians coming out of hibernation. Join WVWA stewardship staff on a tour of ponds, streams and pools of the Four Mills Reserve in search salamanders, frogs and more.

     

  • 24th Annual Birdathon

    Birding - Friday, May 11 & Saturday, May 12

    Brag & Boast Party - Saturday, May 12, 4:00 p.m.

    WVWA invites all birders to join the 24th annual Wissahickon Birdathon.  During this friendly, two-day competition, teams canvass the Wissahickon Watershed and strive to identify the greatest number of bird species.

  • Monarch Butterfly Citizen Science Projects with WVWA

    7:00 - 8:30 PM

    Join us for an information session about opportunities to participate in several Monarch butterfly related citizen science projects. WVWA is working to improve pollinator habitats on our preserves and are using monitoring monarch butterfly populations as one indicator of success in improving those habitats.

  • Craft Beer by the Creek

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    Online registration closed - all walk-ins welcome


    Craft Beer by the Creek is back by popular demand! For this Sunday Funday we’ll have 2 food trucks (Roasted Liberties & The Smoke Factory BBQ), local craft beer from Conshohocken Brewing Company, hard cider from Stone & Key Cellars, and live music by Acoustic Keys.

  • 5-Mile Green Ribbon Trail Hike

    2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    Online registration is closed

    Join us for a guided 5-mile hike along the Green Ribbon Trail and through a portion of Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve. We will begin and end at the Green Ribbon Trailhead in Parkside Place in North Wales. 

  • Creek Clean Up

    Be part of the 48th annual Creek Clean Up of the Wissahickon Creek and its many tributaries.  Help WVWA clean up the trail and the creek bed too. This program is great for families, scout, school groups and anyone who loves the environment and clean water.

     

  • Public Meeting: Piszek Preserve Construction

    When: 6:30 p.m.
    Where: Christ's Lutheran Church, 700 Pennsylvania Ave, Oreland, PA 19075
    What: The Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge over the Sandy Run at WVWA’s Piszek Preserve in Springfield Township is scheduled to be replaced beginning in February and lasting until December 2018. This necessary construction will mean unavoidable changes at Piszek Preserve. In addition to their commitment to public safety and roadway safety, PennDOT has also demonstrated a commitment to ensuring that protection of the stream and riparian zone is incorporated into their project plans. Once construction is complete, WVWA will fully restore the riparian zone and protect the creek. This public meeting will discuss the project, what residents can expect to see and our plan for restoration.
    This event is free and open to the public, registration is not required.