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October 2018

Dog Memorial Log/Howl-o-Ween: Two Events on One Day!

October 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

At 2 pm on Sunday, October 28, we will inaugurate our new Friends of West Mill Creek Park Dog Memorial Log.  This log, the fallen cherry tree near the park entrance, is an especially fitting memorial log  to our departed canine park regulars -- though the tree fell several years ago, it still puts out green shoots each Spring.  We invite our members to place a departed dog's I.D. tag on the log using the nails provided.  If you can't…

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December 2018

Friends of WMC Holiday Lunch

December 5, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
A La Maison Restaurant, 53 W Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA United States
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$35

If you’d like to attend our holiday lunch, choose one Entrée per person. Send your choice, along with your check for $35 per person payable to Friends of WMC Park, to Ellen Reese, Treasurer, 727 Stradone Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004: Entrees (choose one per person): Quiche du Jour (Chef’s Choice) Grilled Shorty – Signature Burgundy Braised Black Angus Short Rib Pieces & Gruyere Cheese Grilled on Toasted Brioche Traditional Croque Madame Or Croque Monsieur Open Faced Sandwich Cheese Omelet…

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Santa Paws is Coming to Town

December 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Mill Creek Park

This year, once again, Santa Paws will visit the park, bringing a treat to each good dog and cocoa and a cupcake for their people!  He will pose for a photo if you want a picture of your dog with Santa Paws.  In keeping with the holiday spirit, this  annual fundraiser benefits local dogs and other pets that are less fortunate than our own dogs.  All donations will go to the Pennsylvania S.P.C.A.   Cash or checks are accepted -- If…

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March 2019

Sixth Annual Meeting

March 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Beth David, 1130 Vaughan Lane
Gladwyne, PA 19035
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We'll have a quick recap of projects completed in 2018, plans for 2019, and thank yous to our volunteers--then on to our speaker, Marsha Perelman, who give a presentation entitiled  "Beyond Shelters."   Marsha is a nationally known animal welfare advocate and will talk to us about current legal and other creative efforts to  improve the lives of dogs and other companion animals.  Refreshments and a chance to chat with your fellow dog park friends will follow.  Please join us!

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Wood Chip Work Day

March 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wildlife & Respite Garden, West Mill Creek Park, Old Gulph & Mill Creek Rds
Gladwyne, PA 19096 United States
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Calling all volunteers to help us renew the wood chip path in the Wildlife Garden at the park entrance.  All we need to do is fill wheelbarrows from the wood chip pile near the lower gate and spread them along the path to make a nice, springy, water-absorbing trail.  No gardening knowledge required this time!  Come and go as you please -- every barrow-full helps!

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May 2019

Spring Planting Day

May 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Mill Creek Park

Join us to help plant  perennials at the Park!  Bring work gloves and a trowel if you have one, and come and go as you please.  Water and Kind Bars will be provided.

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June 2019

Knotweed Day 2019

June 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Japanese Knotweed Please join us in the battle against invasive Japanese Knotweed!  Our battle plan consists of cutting down the plant at ground level, loading it onto tarps or into a dumpster provided by the Township.  Long sleeves, long pants and work-ready shoes are a MUST.  Water and Kind bars will be provided.

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October 2019

Fall Planting Day

October 2, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Please join us for our annual Fall planting day!  The fabulous Lower Merion Parks crew will plant trees and shrubs that we have purchased with member donations, while our volunteers weed and plant perennials.  All plantings are designed to enhance park ecology and beauty -- as well as lessen the amount of mud we have to contend with.  Bring work gloves and a trowel if you have one (we do have extras if you forget).  Light refreshments will be provided.

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December 2019

Holiday Lunch

December 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant, 60 Greenfield Ave
Ardmore, PA United States
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Join us for a holiday lunch at Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant, 60 Greenfield Ave, Ardmore, at 12:00 pm.  Everyone pays their own tab, so you can feel free to order whatever you want, be it a lot or a little.  It's a great chance to get to know your fellow (human) denizens of the dog park better, and compare notes on our favorite canines!  If you did not get our E-vite email, you can RSVP through the Contact Us…

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Santa Paws is NOT Coming to Town

December 14, 2019
West Mill Creek Park

SADLY, SANTA PAWS'S ELVES HAVE CANCELED HIS APPEARANCE DUE TO RAIN AND FOG.  THIS EVENT WAS IN SUPPORT OF THE PENNSYLVANIA SPCA.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO THE PSPCA ANYWAY, GO TO OUR FRIENDS OF WEST MILL CREEK PARK FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE DONATION LINK.  P.S. PSPCA HAS OBTAINED MATCHING FUNDS FOR ALL DONATIONS THROUGH DECEMBER 31 -- !

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