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Events Archive

  • Trail Steward Hike - Armentrout & Camp Woods

    4:00 p.m.

    Trail Steward Tom Messmer will lead an easy 2-mile hike through the many eco-systems of Armentrout Preserve and Camp Woods.

  • Nature Walk & DIY Flower Bookmark

    1:00 p.m.

    Come to Dixon Meadow Preserve for a short hike and a fun nature-themed craft! We'll meet at the farmhouse on the Preserve and take a short stroll, then gather together to make take-home flower bookmarks. 

  • 5-Mile Full Moon Walk

    8:00 p.m.

    Join us for a 5-mile, evening hike along the Green Ribbon Trail and through a portion of Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve. Our hike will begin during the last hour of daylight, and end under the light of the Full Strawberry Moon. Hike begins promptly at 8:00 p.m. and will last approximately 2 hours. Headlamp or flashlight required for each participant.

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Bird Walk to Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve
    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 at the Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House. At 2 p.m. join the group on a bird walk to the nearby Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve.

  • Salamander Meander

    1:00 p.m.
    Early spring is the best time to catch a glimpse of amphibians coming out of hibernation. Join WVWA stewardship staff on a tour of ponds, streams and pools of the Four Mills Reserve in search salamanders, frogs and more.


  • Bird Walk at Willow Lake Farm

    8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    Take a walk at Willow Lake Farm with WVWA stewardship staff and learn about bird biology and how to use field marks and behavior to identify warblers, thrushes, tanagers, and sparrows passing through. Both beginners and experienced birders welcome!

  • Native Plant Sale

    Members Only - Friday, May 19, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    General Public - Saturday, May 20, 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. There will be a limited quantity of rain barrels available for $75 each.

  • 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.