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Events Archive

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Antique Car Day for Father’s Day
    Bring Dad to see a variety of antique cars for Father’s Day at the Mill, take a tour of the Mill to see how all of the simple machines in action.

     

    • Free; donations welcome
  • National Trails Day Walk from Four Mills

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    John Ferro, WVWA Land Manager, will lead this walk from Four Mills Nature Reserve.  Walk downstream through Four Mills, Germantown Academy’s wetland complex, and over the new trail section and stream crossing to Skippack Pike.  Four miles of mostly easy terrain.

  • 5% Community Giving Day at Whole Foods Market, Plymouth Meeting

    Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association is proud to be chosen as the recipient for a 5% Community Giving Day at Whole Foods Market in Plymouth Meeting.  WVWA will receive 5% of the net proceeds from all shopping on Wednesday, May 21.  Bring your grocery list & tell your friends and family.

    Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting is located at 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting.  The store is open from 8am - 10pm.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Sheep Shearing Demonstration

    Visit the Evans-Mumbower Mill for a sheep shearing event as part of its monthly open house. Come watch Hoyt Emmons, member of the American Sheep Industry Association and a certified sheep shearer, as he demonstrates this unique skill. Hoyt will be shearing a dozen sheep starting at 1:30 PM. On display also will be some small farm animals by members of the Montgomery County Chapter of the 4-H Club. This will be a fun and educational event for all ages so be sure to bring your children and grandchildren.

    • Adults: $5; Children 3-12: $3
  • 20th Annual Birdathon

    WVWA invites all birders to join the 20th annual Wissahickon Birdathon.  During this friendly, two-day competition, teams canvass the Wissahickon Watershed and strive to identify the greatest number of bird species.  Birders of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to join the fun, bird as much or as little as they choose to and enjoy the camaraderie of their fellow birders.  

  • Birding Basics Classes

    Class Full

    This beginner level course of three classes concentrates on the basics of bird identification and techniques for binocular use.  Birding experts, Amy Johns and Jamie Stewart, will offer you individual attention and expert tips, as you learn to focus your binoculars on the many birds of the Wissahickon.

    Saturday, April 12Sunday, April 27 ~ Sunday, May 4

  • Native Plant Sale

    Members Only - Friday, May 2, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    General Public - Saturday, May 3, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Over 100 species of perennials, vines, ferns, shrubs and trees will be offered for sale at WVWA’s Spring Native Plant Sale. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will answer questions and help you to select the native plants which are best suited for your garden site.  Plants will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Cash, check and credit cards accepted.

    Read more about Native Plants

  • Naturescaping with Native Plants

    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Attendees can shop at the Native Plant Sale from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    Do you want a beautiful, easy care and environmentally friendly garden?  Join us as we explore Naturescaping- designing a landscape or garden with native plants. Bring along photos and sketches of your home landscape or latest garden project...we’ll help you naturescape it with native plants.

  • 44th Annnual Creek Clean Up

    We are no longer accepting registrations or assigning sections.  If you would like to help out, the walk-in site will be at the Watershed Headquarters at Four Mills - 12 Morris Road.  Thank you for your interest!

    Be part of the 44th annual Creek Clean Up of the Wissahickon Creek and its many tributaries.  Help WVWA clean up the trail and the creek bed too. Volunteers are pre-assigned to sections of the Creek and trail. WVWA will supply you with a map of your section, the appropriate number of bags and the location of where you should deposit the trash for pick-up by the local municipalities.  Canoes are also needed to help clean the deeper parts of the creek.

  • Twilight Nature Walk at Penllyn Woods

    Scheduled for Wed, Apr 23 but cancelled due to low attendance and weather

    7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    A family night out at the Penllyn Woods is cool and teeming with life in early spring! Join WVWA Executive Director Dennis Miranda, as he leads your family to the sights and sounds of early spring. Listen and perhaps catch a glimpse of frogs, toads and even an owl!. Dress for a cool evening, wear hiking shoes, bring your binoculars and a flashlight! A limited number of loaner binoculars are available too.