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Events Archive

  • WVWA Native Plant Sale: General Public Day

     • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Four Mills Barn

    Purchase high quality native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, ferns and grasses that will look great in your yard and benefit WVWA.

    Plants will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

  • WVWA Sustainable Gardening Wine & Cheese Event

     ​• 7:00 p.m. at the Four Mills Barn
     • Register online

    Water Conservation Part 3: Sustainable Gardening Techniques

    Join us at WVWA’s Four Mills Barn for a Sustainable Gardening Workshop and Native Plant Sale. Discussion will include garden design and maintenance, simple garden installation techniques, plant selection, composting, leaf mold, rain barrels and rain gardens. Bring your questions, concerns, garden photos and sketches...and enjoy some wine and cheese with WVWA!

    • Free of charge but pre-registration is encouraged
    • Register online

  • WVWA Native Plant Sale: Members Only Day

     • 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Four Mills Barn

    Purchase high quality native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, ferns and grasses that will look great in your yard and benefit WVWA.

    Plants will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Rain Barrel Workshop

     • 7:00 p.m. at the Four Mills Barn
     • Registration is closed - Program is Full

    Water Conservation Part 2: Rain Barrels

    In part two of our Water Conservation Series, make your own take-home rain barrels. 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. So bring a vehicle large enough to transport your new rain barrel!

    • $30.00 for materials
    • Registration is closed - Program is Full

  • Sustainability Movie Series: Ingredients

     • 7:30 p.m. at the Ambler Theater

    WVWA is again a sponsor of the Pennypack Farm & Education Center’s sustainable movie series at the Ambler Theater. The three films each highlight important environmental issues. Movies are scheduled on the second Tuesday of the month in February, March and April.

    • Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for sponsor expo
    • $10.00 per film or $24.00 for all three films
    • Tickets are available at: www.amblertheater.org/pennypack.php
  • Spring Serve the Preserve Day

    Crew planting trees • 9:00 a.m. at the Armentrout Preserve (Map)

    Reforest the Wissahickon Day!

    Join WVWA at the Armentrout Preserve for a great morning of forest edge restoration that includes planting trees and invasive plant removal. Ideal for scouts, service projects and anyone who wants to make a difference in the Wissahickon Watershed. Wear gloves, a hat and bring a shovel. Snacks and tools will be provided. Busy that day? Purchase trees to plant through the Adopt a Tree program.

    • Contact Bob Adams at bob@wvwa.org or 215.646.8866 for more details and to register

  • Rain Garden Lecture

    Working on a rain garden • 7:00 p.m. at the Four Mills Barn

    Water Conservation Part 1: Rain Gardens

    Part one of the WVWA water conservation series considers the most beautiful way to conserve water- building your own rain garden! Simple to install and maintain, rain gardens are indeed a thing of beauty. Learn where to site, how to build and what to plant in your rain garden.

    • Free of charge but pre-registration is encouraged
    • Register online

  • Preserve Walk at Armentrout Preserve & Camp Woods

    Walkers at the Arementrout Preserve • 1:00 p.m.

    Enjoy a walk through the beautiful Armentrout and Camp Woods Preserves. WVWA will offer two options – a fast paced exercise walk and another more leisurely guided walk. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome.
     

    • Meet at the parking lot at Armentrout, on Beale Road, off Penllyn Blue Bell Pike (Map)
    • Free of charge but pre-registration is encouraged
    Register online

  • Sustainability Movie Series: King Corn

     • 7:30 p.m. at the Ambler Theater

    WVWA is again a sponsor of the Pennypack Farm & Education Center’s sustainable movie series at the Ambler Theater. The three films each highlight important environmental issues. Movies are scheduled on the second Tuesday of the month in February, March and April.

    • Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for sponsor expo
    • $10.00 per film or $24.00 for all three films
    • Tickets are available at: www.amblertheater.org/pennypack.php
     
  • Maple Sugar Festival 2013

     • 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
     • Map »
     • Online registration is closed
     • Walk-ins are welcome on Sunday; smaller groups only

    Hands-on science made fun! And delicious!

    Take a guided tour of the sugar bush through WVWA’s Four Mills Nature Reserve on the Green Ribbon Trail.  Learn about the trees, taste the sap and see it boil into syrup. Finish with a sweet treat and hot cocoa at WVWA’s headquarters. Program lasts approximately 45 minutes.

    • WVWA Members: $5 adult/$3 child (12 years and under)
    • Non-Members: $10 adult/$5 child (12 years and under)
    • Become a new WVWA member at $45.00 and attend for free 
    • Registration requested, walk-ins welcome