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Events Archive

  • 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. 

  • Trail Steward Hike - Ambler Connection

    4:00 p.m.
    Pre-registration closed - meet at Forest & Main


    Join Trail Steward Harm Scherpbier on a 2-mile exploration of the Green Ribbon Trail from Ambler Borough. This hike will show you 3 ways to connect from Ambler into the Green Ribbon trail. We’ll begin and end at Forest and Main, staying for a drink after the hike!

  • Learning Bird Song Workshop

    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Take your birding skills to the next level by learning to identify birds by their songs. This workshop will focus on learning the songs of several common breeders with a dose of migrating warblers for good measure.

  • Mill Open House

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Season Opener
    Start the 2018 season and feel the excitement of rumbling stones, hear the splash of water over the wheel, and witness the cornmeal as it spills down a chute and into a barrel below.

  • Seasonal Family Exploration

    This program is cancelled 
    1:00 p.m.

    Join us as we explore Four Mills Reserve throughout the seasons. We will meet for a walk and use all our senses to investigate nature in our backyard.