Posts Tagged ‘Rose Valley Creek’

Ambler TREEmendous Party

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015


Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 7:00 PM

An evening of buffet, brews and boogie to benefit open space in Ambler

Bring your favorite people with you to enjoy a fun-filled evening at the brand new Borough Hall in Ambler (at the corner of Rosemary and Poplar.) Try your chances in a Silent Auction of many baskets and coupons generously donated by area businesses, and a 50/50 raffle, while enjoying live music & dancing, a buffet and beers!

Ticket price includes buffet & two drink tickets. Additional beer tickets can be purchased for a small fee.

All proceeds will underwrite the purchase and preservation of Edgewood Preserve: a small woodlands along an environmentally sensitive bank of the Rose Valley Creek on Edgewood Drive.

Ambler Borough Hall Auditorium
131 Rosemary Ave, Ambler, PA 19002

Tickets: $25

Parking available off Poplar Street

Ambler Watershed Stewards

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Join the Ambler Environmental Advisory Council and Penn State Extension’s Master Watershed Stewards for a two-day community effort, SATURDAYS, JULY 11 & 18 from 9-1 pm, to restore the Ambler Borough Park to its former beauty.

In order to protect the Rose Valley Creek riparian buffer completed by the Ambler EAC in 2011, we will be learning how to remove invasive plants such as Japanese Knotweed and Garlic Mustard. These invaders among others have taken over several areas of the park and are outsompeting their native counterparts.

One major reason for maintaining the riparian buffer is to prevent against erosion of Rose Valley Creek, which runs through Ambler Borough Park and eventually flows into the Wissahickon Creek. Once the Wissahickon Creek empties into the Sckuylkill River, it then becomes a significant source of drinking water for the City of Philadelphia.

There will be a 15 min orientation beginning around 9:30 am on the importance of riparian buffers and the reasons behind removing invasive plants. We encourage you to arrive promptly at 9 am to benefit from the introduction, but we will have informational handouts for those that arrive later.

We advise that you wear long pants and sturdy shoes (i.e. hiking boots, rainboots) in order to avoid poison ivy, stinging nettles, mutlifora rose, etc.

Tools, snacks and water will be provided.