Our Mission

We inspire and engage diverse communities of people to protect, steward and enjoy the land and waterways of the Wissahickon Valley.

About Us

The Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association is a 501c3 nonprofit organization working since 1957 to keep the Wissahickon Valley a place where people and nature can thrive.

Our offices are closed Thursday, 12/12 from 12 to 4 p.m. Regular office hours will resume Friday, 12/13. 

For WVWA Staff and Board directory, click here.


Note: This is a temporary website, stay tuned for a new website in 2020.

Support the Wissahickon

Become a Member or Donate


Select monthly giving or a yearly membership to provide ongoing support of our mission.

Annual Fund

People need nature and nature needs people - people like you. Make a special, one-time gift.

Adopt-A-Monarch: all proceeds will support our monarch monitoring and butterfly conservation program, click here

For information about corporate sponsorship, EITC program, planned giving, matching gifts, click here.


Winter in the Wissahickon

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 14 | 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Participate in the 120th Audubon Christmas Bird Count! Join WVWA staff and explore Four Mills Reserve and Willow Lake Preserve for winter species. If we are lucky, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Red-breasted Nuthatch and Winter Wren will have arrived! Free for members and children under 12, $10 for non-members. More information on the Christmas Bird Count can be found here.

Citizen Science Fair

Tuesday, January 28 | 7:00 p.m.

Come and learn about the new Citizen Science opportunities at WVWA. We will be discussing projects like nest box monitoring and raising monarch butterflies as well as many others. This program will be held at WVWA Headquarters, 12 Morris Rd, Ambler, PA 19002. Program is free, registration requested.

Maple Sugaring Festival

Sunday, February 9 | 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Do you love maple syrup on your waffles? So do we! Come with your friends, family, or scout troop. Guides take small groups through the woods to see the tapped maple trees and then watch it being boiled into sugar. We end the hike in a warm historic barn where hot cocoa, waffles, maple syrup, and good cheer await you! Timed tours last approximately 45 minutes. Last tour leaves at 3:00 p.m.

Ambler Borough at the Post Office or Cornerstone Presbyterian Church.


WVWA Members: $5 adult/$3 child (12 years and under)
Non-Members: $10 adult/$5 child (12 years and under)

Great Backyard Bird Count

Saturday, February 15 | 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. Join birdwatchers of all ages, from all over the world, create a real-time snapshot of where birds are. We partnered with Weaver's Way to offer you some refreshments, and to make some DIY bird feeding treats that you can bring home for the birds in your yard. Meet at WVWA Headquarters, 12 Morris Rd, Ambler, PA 19002. Free for members and children under 12, $10 for non-members.

Birds & Brews at Barnegat Light

Saturday, February 29 | 10:00 a.m.

Come explore this winter birding hotspot on Long Beach Island. We’ll look for Harlequin Ducks, Loons, and Mergansers plus Purple Sandpipers and Snow Buntings. Meet at the Barnegat Lighthouse parking lot for the bird part of the day (208 Broadway, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006). We will then migrate to the other end of the island for beers at Ship Bottom Brewery. Free for members, $10 for non-members.


Trail User Survey

Tell us about your experiences on our trails to help inform future decisions for maintenance, projects, outreach, and signage.

5-Mile Green Ribbon Trail Race

Thanks to our Green Ribbon Trail Race sponsors for their generous support.

Walk the Wissahickon

Thanks to our Walk the Wissahickon sponsors for their generous support.

Summer & Fall 2019 Newsletter

A look behind the scenes of current and upcoming projects.


WVWA’s volunteer community is a diverse group of committed individuals, families, and groups that work to support the mission of the organization in many different ways. Volunteer opportunities include: Conservation Crew, Education, Evans-Mumbower Mill, Special Events, Citizen Science, Creek Watch Program, and Group Service Projects.

For information about our volunteer opportunities, click here.