We work closely with the amazing team at Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association on our collaborative Suburban Philadelphia water quality monitoring program. Unlike Mill Creek and East Branch of Indian creek, where stormwater is the only water being discharged into the creeks, the Wissahickon Creek has the added stress of flowing through 12 municipalities and wastewater treatment plant discharge. It says a lot about an organization to get everyone on board like this! Congrats!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
What a historic achievement for our community! WVWA is excited to announce that every single municipality and wastewater treatment plant in the Wissahickon Watershed has expressed interest in participating in the Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership, a collaborative approach to meeting federal and state water quality standards. Collaborative talks with stakeholders and government regulators will begin in the next month. It will be a long road forward, but we are thrilled to see people working together and making a cleaner Wissahickon a priority!
Please check lmconservancy.org or contact hike leaders for updates about inclement weather or trail conditions. Trek 4: A Divine Saunter Mother Divine leads a peaceful stroll across the rolling hills surrounding Woodmont, the home of Peace Palace Mission, the 1892 mansion of steel magnate Alan Wood, Jr. The building is a certified National Landmark and member of the Conservancy’s Architectural Hall of Fame. Claimed as the highest spot in the county, this historic property provides participants with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Enter Peace Palace Mission via the gate on Gingko Ln. Please note that dogs are not permitted at the Palace Mission. Thank You! To Register for this event, click here.
Please check lmconservancy.org or contact hike leaders for updates about inclement weather or trail conditions. Trek 5: Hike the Rolling Hills Join Lower Merion Conservancy staff on a hike back in time discovering the mills, mansions, and farms that once existed in this 103-acre township park. Moderately steep trails lead hikers downhill on an old ghost road to a creekside path beside towering stone ruins, where we’ll discuss how over 250 years of Main Line human and natural history can all be connected back to our community’s waterways. Wear sturdy walking shoes and meet in the public parking lot in Rolling Hill Park. Following the hike we’ll warm up in the Conservancy’s restored 1896 cottage with coffee, tea and breakfast treats! On-leash, well-behaved dogs are welcome. To Register for this event, click here.
2016 Stream Census The Conservancy is looking to for citizen scientist volunteers this coming year to help monitor and protect our local watersheds, especially Mill and Cobbs Creeks. We need hands-on volunteers to collect data to support our stream research program, StreamWatch. You can get involved with our annual census of stream life at the events below but if you are interested in regular monthly sampling for water quality, please contact us to learn more. Cobbs Creek Stream CensusSaturday, March 5 (Rain Date Sunday, March 6)9:00 am – 1:00 pmFriends Central School, 1101 City Avenue, WynnewoodMeet at Friends Central and carpool to sampling sites Indian Creek Stream Census Monday, March 79:00 am – 1:00 pm Meeting place TBD Mill Creek Stream CensusSaturday, March 19 (Rain Date Sunday, March 20)9:00 am – 1:00 pmWest Mill Creek Park, Mill Creek Road and Old Gulph Road, GladwyneWe will meet in the parking lot of West Mill Creek Park and carpool to sampling sites Dress warmly and pack a lunch! Please wear rubber boots if possible! To Register please email Tom Clark at Tom@lmconservancy.org or call 610.645.9030