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Events Archive

  • Maple Sugaring Festival 2014

    Maple Sugaring Festival 2014 is cancelled

    Due to the excessive amount of snow and ice we have all experienced this winter, we feel that it is not safe to host an outdoor program with the current trail conditions. 


    12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Learn how maple syrup and sugar are made - a delicious and fun way to make science come alive! WVWA offers a very special winter event that is ideal for families, scout groups and anyone curious about the maple sugar process.  Guides take small groups through the woods to see the tapped trees and then watch it being boiled into sugar. End your walk at WVWA’s historic headquarters for hot chocolate and warm treats with maple syrup. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

  • Fireside Frostbite 5 Miler

    9 a.m. start 

    The Ambler Area Running Club proudly presents the 15th annual Frostbite Five Miler, which starts and ends at the Wissahickon High School.  The field is limited to 1500 runners. Amenities include chip timing, great post-race food from Fireside Bar & Grille, sweatshirts if registered by January 20.  The race benefits WVWA.  Show your support by running or volunteering.


  • Winter Bird Seed Sale

    Order high quality birdseed that is appropriate for the birds in the Wissahickon Watershed.  Your purchase helps WVWA protect wildlife habitat.  WVWA holds a bird seed sale twice yearly - February & October. Seed must be pre-ordered.


    Seed must be pre-ordered by Tuesday, February 18

    • Pre-order deadline has passed.  Contact the office for availability - 215-646-8866

    Pick Up

    • Friday, February 21, 2 p.m. -5 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 22, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • WVWA Headquarters, 12 Morris Road, Ambler
  • Bird Walk at Willow Lake Farm

    Walk re-scheduled due to weather

    New date - Saturday, February 22

    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Explore the fields and woods of the Willow Lake Farm in search of wintering birds and raptors that call this natural area home. Join WVWA Executive Director, Dennis Miranda, for this family oriented easy hike. A limited number of loaner binoculars are available. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes.


  • Green Ribbon Trail Walk

    Registration is Full

    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Take an informative walk with Bob Adams, the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association’s Director of Stewardship starting at WVWA headquarters at the Four Mills Barn.  Learn about enhancements on the Green Ribbon Trail and WVWA’s restoration efforts at the Four Mills Reserve.  View the EPA’s progress on the superfund site, and walk the new section of the Green Ribbon Trail by Cedarbrook Country Club.

    • Free; advance registration is requested.
    • Begin and end at Four Mills Barn, 12 Morris Road, Ambler, PA 19002


  • 2014 Annual Meeting - Wednesday, January 15

    Join WVWA's Board of Directors for the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 15, 2014


  • CANCELLED due to weather - Family Winter Walk

    Walk CANCELLED due to weather forecast for rain

    10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    Join the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association’s Executive Director, Dennis Miranda, for a Family Winter Walk. Discover what happens to nature in the winter at this stunning 55-acre nature preserve. The walk begins and ends at WVWA’s headquarters at Four Mills Barn.

    • Appropriate for families with children ages 5 and older
    • Free; limited to 25 participants
    • Meet at Four Mills Barn, 12 Morris Road, Ambler, PA 19002
    • Register online
  • 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.