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Events Archive

  • Father's Day at the Evans-Mumbower Mill

     • 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Discover the Mysteries of the Mill - Solved and Unsolved
    A historian's role is to reconstruct the history of the Mill and the families that owned the Mill.  Researching historical documents, the discovery of artifacts and hearing stories told by the families' descendants help us to piece together the history of this Mill.

     • Free for members, $5 adult and $3 children 3-12; $1 for fathers
     • Swedesford & Township Line Roads, Upper Gwynedd (Map)

  • National Trails Day Upper Wissahickon Preserve Walk

       •  1:00 p.m.

    ** This walk has a new starting point due to work being done on the trail **

    Explore the upper section of the Green Ribbon Trail.  Start at West Prospect Avenue in North Wales and walk to Route 202/DeKalb Pike and back, a distance of 3.3 miles.  View the stream restoration work that WVWA completed this year.

    As an added benefit, Whole Body Yoga will be offering a 1-hour yoga donation class, prior to the walk,  from 11:30 – 12:30 to raise money for their Green Ribbon Team for the Tex Mex 5k Race. All proceeds will benefit WVWA! The Whole Body Yoga Studio is located at 213 North Main Street, North Wales PA, 215-661-0510.  The suggested donation is $20 but all are welcome!  

         •  Meet at the Green Ribbon Trail entrance at the end of West Prospect Ave in North Wales
         •  Parking available on West Prospect Avenue (Map)
         •  Free of charge
         •  Pre-registration is requested but not required - Register Online

  • 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)