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Events Archive

  • Birdathon & International Migratory Bird Day

    Just like New Jersey’s famous World Series of Birding, teams explore the Wissahickon Watershed to identify as many species as possible during this two-day fundraiser, collecting pledges for each species to help support WVWA’s conservation efforts. This year’s Birdathon also takes place on International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), an annual, global event that celebrates the beauty and importance of migratory birds, informs the public about their amazing migration routes and their conservation. 

  • Bird Watching Basics

    Discover easy methods to find and identify birds in the Wissahickon Creek Watershed through a series of three classes. This beginner level course concentrates on the basics of bird identification and techniques for binocular use.

  • Rain Garden Workshop with Ambler Food Co-Op

    7:00 p.m.

    Join Suzanne Smith-Oscilowski, WVWA’s Environmental Educator, as she discusses the importance of Rain Gardens at the Ambler Food Co-Op. Simple to install and maintain, rain gardens are indeed a thing of beauty. During this program you will learn where to site, how to build and what to plant in your Rain Garden.

  • Trail Steward Hike - Ambler Connection

    4:00 p.m. - PROGRAM FULL

    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!

  • Creek Clean Up

    Be part of the 47th 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.


  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Season Opener
    Start the 2017 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.

  • 6:00 p.m. - Expo in Ambler Theater lobby
    7:30 p.m. - Film followed by panel discussion

    WVWA is proud to be a sponsor of the annual Sustainable Film Series hosted by Pennypack Farm & Education Center.  Come early to visit with sponsors. Stay after the film for a panel discussion.

  • Serve the Preserve

    9:00 a.m.

    Help WVWA continue our restoration efforts this spring at Crossways Preserve. Volunteers will remove invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs. Please wear sturdy shoes for digging, and bring a shovel and gloves if you have them; otherwise we will provide.

  • Rain Barrel Program

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Purchase a professional, locally made, rain barrel from Camels Hump Rain Barrels.  Learn how to hook up and care for your rain barrel, retaining runoff and reusing the water in your garden!

  • From Soup to Owls

    This program is sold out.
    6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    Join us at WVWA Headquarters for a delicious soup dinner and presentation about owl biology and the species likely to be found in the Wissahickon. After dinner, we’ll head out for a moonlight walk at Armentrout Preserve in search of these nocturnal wonders.