The Wissahickon Valley Watershed (WVWA) is a non-profit conservation organization, and has been protecting, maintaining, and restoring natural areas in Southeastern PA since its establishment in 1957.  We hold true to our slogan of “Research, Restore, and Re-wild” which embodies our mission to understand the species that depend on the land we protect, to restore those species that have dwindled or disappeared due to habitat loss and fragmentation, and to re-wild those areas which have come close to being consumed by the ever-reaching hand of development. We work hard to increase biodiversity and to protect natural resources for the many species of wildlife that make our lives richer and more beautiful.

WVWA is in its pilot year of banding birds as part of the MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) program. This is a very exciting time for us, and we want to share our experiences with you! Banding will take place during the breeding season, from mid-May to early August, about one day each week. Each banding day we’ll try to snap some pictures to share with you, and keep you updated on what we’re catching, and any other interesting, bird-related things that come to pass!

To learn more about the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (and to check out our events calendar, become a member, or volunteer!) click here

To learn more about the MAPS program, click here


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