Events

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    • Monday, November 30, 2020

    DCVA is looking for additional volunteers to become part of DCVA's Citizen Scientist Monitoring Team.

     DCVA is a partner watershed organization within the Upstream Suburban Philadelphia Cluster that is part of William Penn Foundation's Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI).  DCVA received some funding from William Penn Foundation to monitor water quality with Citizen Scientists in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.  That work will continue in 2018, 2019 and 2020.  Together with our Citizen Scientist water quality monitors DCVA is monitoring water quality at 13 locations in Cobbs Creek and Naylor’s Run, in Upper Darby and Haverford Townships.  DCVA used some of those funds to purchase a hand-held water quality meter, microscopes and aquatic insect (macroinvertebrate) sampling equipment.  DCVA also received a supplemental grant from The Academy of Natural Sciences (ANS) at Drexel University to identify and count the macroinvertebrates we collected during 2014, 2015 and 2016.  Those data are being submitted to ANS where they are being rolled up into a huge database of water quality information from throughout the Delaware River Watershed.  The ANS has a publicly available web application that allows anyone to view the data that has been collected as part of the DRWI effort.


    The monitoring currently consists of collecting and identifying aquatic insects (macroinvertebrates) annually from all 13 locations.  The types and numbers of insects we find tell us a lot about the water quality at those sample locations.  DCVA collects quarterly water samples that are analyzed for (chloride, nitrate-nitrogen, ortho-phorphorus, total phosphorus, and total dissolved solids), our Citizen Scientist Volunteers visit the 13 locations every other month and field analyze the water (using kits) for chloride, dissolved oxygen, nitrate nitrogen, total phosphorus, temperature, and pH, and on the months when our Volunteers are not assessing water quality, DCVA is visiting each location and assessing the water quality using a multi-meter to measure similar water quality parameters.


    DCVA will continue this monitoring program through 2018, 2019, and 2020 with funding we will be receiving from William Penn Foundation, and our monitoring program is going to expand.  The expanded monitoring is going to include installing “bank-pins” to monitor bank erosion, water depth and flow monitoring meters, one or possibly three “real-time” water quality monitoring stations, and possibly more if we can find the capacity within our organization.  To expand the monitoring program, DCVA is looking for additional volunteers to become part of DCVA's Citizen Scientist Monitoring Team.  If you are interested in joining DCVA's team of Citizen Scientists please email Derron LaBrake at 2ndvp@dcva.org.


    As part of the Upstream Suburban Philadelphia Cluster’s efforts to collect more and some higher quality data the Cluster Partners have scheduled training sessions for our Citizen Scientists.  The training is first rate and will be conducted by experts in those fields, who will explain how to collect the information and what it will be used for.  This is an opportunity to learn something new, collect data first-hand, and gain new insights and understandings about streams, creeks, water quality and the health of a couple of our local creeks.  Here are the training events that the Cluster Partners have scheduled for the remainder of 2017 and some of ones we have planned for 2018, with more to come.  All of DCVA's Citizen Scientist Volunteers will need to attend the training session that is specific to the type of monitoring that they want to help DCVA with.  All of the training sessions are free and will be conducted by experts in those fields.



    • Saturday, May 05, 2018
    • 8:30 AM

    This is a great opportunity for you to get in the creek, take samples, work with the samplers, and see what is living in Darby Creek.  We take samples from five locations on Darby Creek: Bartram Park in Darby, Darby Creek Road in Havertown (downstream from the Haverford Reserve), Skunk Hollow in Radnor, the Brandywine Preserve at Waterloo Mills in Easttown, and the Swedish Cabin in Upper Darby.  What a great way to meet others and learn more about Darby Creek!! 

    We plan to start at 8:30 and hope to finish around 3:00.  People come to all sites and people help out at some sites.  Anyone with an interest can come when they can. Please contact Alan Samel at alan.samel@gmail.com

    The insects and bugs we collect provide a snapshot of the health of Darby Creek.  This is the ninth year of intense sample collections and identifications.  From this long-term sampling, a trend of the stream health at each site has been determined.  Each year we compare our findings from the water quality determinations from the previous years.  It’s a way of getting the big picture from a lot of very small bugs!  But getting into the stream and collecting the bugs is only part of the stream watch program. 

    The next step will be to identify the bugs pulled from the stream.  We then can identify the level of water quality for that section of the creek.  The Insect Identification Workshop will be scheduled for this coming fall.  Please check the DCVA web-site for more information as we get closer to this time.


    • Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Haverford CREC 9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford, PA
    Register

    Community Environmental Series 

    Making a Difference Through Green Infrastructure

    May 9, 2018

    6:00 PM- 8:30 PM

    Haverford CREC 9000 Parkview Road Haverford, PA 


    EAC’s, municipalities, and any one interested in clean water and environmental health is welcome  to attend.This series of programs is to provide knowledge to local municipalities, EAC’s and individuals to collaborate on environmental concerns, laws, and solutions .

    “Storm Water and Green Infrastructure ” 

    Presented by: Paul Racette- Pennsylvania Environmental Council– Program Manager

    “ What is MS4?”

    Presented by: Jamie Anderson—Coordinator for the Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative

    "How Pennypack Creek Watershed and Their Municipalities 

    Addressed Flooding Through Green Infrastructure."

    Presented by: Derron LeBrake– VP DCVA, Principle at Wetlands & Ecology

    “ How to Start a Rain Garden Program”

    Presented by: Peter Puglionesi– DCVA Board Member , Haverford EAC

    Free Event

    Room is Limited 

    RSVP- Register 

    For more information contact : Sue Miller suedcva@gmail.com

      

    • Saturday, May 12, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 480 Bryn Mawr Ave. , Bryn Mawr , PA 19010

    Volunteer Opportunities 

    Create Upland and Wetland Meadows for Pollinators

    Saturday May 12     9-12

    Friday May 18          9-12

    Sunday May 20        12 -3

    Saturday May 26       12-3 

     May 12, 18 ,20

    • Rake and clear dead debri  from upland meadow. May hand cast seed mixes if earth temp is 55F. Cut vines on trees . Bring own equipment.

    Saturday May 26      

    • If seed not hand cast , hand cast seed mixes on upland meadow. Plant  4x4 inch pots of herbaceous flowers that attract pollinators in wet land and riparian area.g ow Bring own equipment

    Contact: Anna Jackson annasingerjackson@icloud.com

          Derron LaBrake 2nddvp@dcva.org 

    Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.

    WHERE: SACRED HEART ACADEMY

        480 S. BRYN MAWR AVE

        BRYN MAWR, PA 19010

    (The wetlands are attached to this property)


    SIGN IN:  School parking lot.  Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.


    Bring you own equipment:  shovels, hand pruners, garden rakes,loppers, saws, string weed .


    Wear: Hats, long sleeves, long pants, gloves, sturdy shoes/boots.  There is poison ivy, ticks., 

    and wackers.


    Join the fun as we:  Rake dead plant debris from the upland meadow; Prepare area for seeding
    Hand cast seed mixes ; Warm Season Grasses, Deer Resistant Meadow Mix, Annual rye and

    red clover Meadow Mixes. Plant small areas of native/pollinator attracting herbaceous plants.

    Manually Remove small areas of invasives,.  Cut vines.


     



    Saturday May 12     9-12

    Friday May 18          9-12

    Sunday May 20        12 -3

    Saturday May 26       12-3 

    • Friday, May 18, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 480 Bryn Mawr Ave. , Bryn Mawr , PA 19010

    Volunteer Opportunities 

    Create Upland and Wetland Meadows for Pollinators

    Saturday May 12     9-12

    Friday May 18          9-12

    Sunday May 20        12 -3

    Saturday May 26       12-3 

     May 12, 18 ,20

    • Rake and clear dead debri  from upland meadow. May hand cast seed mixes if earth temp is 55F. Cut vines on trees . Bring own equipment.

    Saturday May 26      

    • If seed not hand cast , hand cast seed mixes on upland meadow. Plant  4x4 inch pots of herbaceous flowers that attract pollinators in wet land and riparian area.g ow Bring own equipment

    Contact: Anna Jackson annasingerjackson@icloud.com

          Derron LaBrake 2nddvp@dcva.org 

    Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.

    WHERE: SACRED HEART ACADEMY

        480 S. BRYN MAWR AVE

        BRYN MAWR, PA 19010

    (The wetlands are attached to this property)


    SIGN IN:  School parking lot.  Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.


    Bring you own equipment:  shovels, hand pruners, garden rakes,loppers, saws, string weed .


    Wear: Hats, long sleeves, long pants, gloves, sturdy shoes/boots.  There is poison ivy, ticks., 

    and wackers.


    Join the fun as we:  Rake dead plant debris from the upland meadow; Prepare area for seeding
    Hand cast seed mixes ; Warm Season Grasses, Deer Resistant Meadow Mix, Annual rye and

    red clover Meadow Mixes. Plant small areas of native/pollinator attracting herbaceous plants.

    Manually Remove small areas of invasives,.  Cut vines.


     



    Saturday May 12     9-12

    Friday May 18          9-12

    Sunday May 20        12 -3

    Saturday May 26       12-3 

    • Sunday, May 20, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 480 Bryn Mawr Ave. , Bryn Mawr , PA 19010

    Volunteer Opportunities 

    Create Upland and Wetland Meadows for Pollinators

    Saturday May 12     9-12

    Friday May 18          9-12

    Sunday May 20        12 -3

    Saturday May 26       12-3 

     May 12, 18 ,20

    • Rake and clear dead debri  from upland meadow. May hand cast seed mixes if earth temp is 55F. Cut vines on trees . Bring own equipment.

    Saturday May 26      

    • If seed not hand cast , hand cast seed mixes on upland meadow. Plant  4x4 inch pots of herbaceous flowers that attract pollinators in wet land and riparian area.g ow Bring own equipment

    Contact: Anna Jackson annasingerjackson@icloud.com

          Derron LaBrake 2nddvp@dcva.org 

    Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.

    WHERE: SACRED HEART ACADEMY

        480 S. BRYN MAWR AVE

        BRYN MAWR, PA 19010

    (The wetlands are attached to this property)


    SIGN IN:  School parking lot.  Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.


    Bring you own equipment:  shovels, hand pruners, garden rakes,loppers, saws, string weed .


    Wear: Hats, long sleeves, long pants, gloves, sturdy shoes/boots.  There is poison ivy, ticks., 

    and wackers.


    Join the fun as we:  Rake dead plant debris from the upland meadow; Prepare area for seeding
    Hand cast seed mixes ; Warm Season Grasses, Deer Resistant Meadow Mix, Annual rye and

    red clover Meadow Mixes. Plant small areas of native/pollinator attracting herbaceous plants.

    Manually Remove small areas of invasives,.  Cut vines.


     



    Saturday May 12     9-12

    Friday May 18          9-12

    Sunday May 20        12 -3

    Saturday May 26       12-3 

    • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Haverford CREC , 9000 ParkView Road, Haverford
    Register

    Community Environmental Series 

    Passion For Pollinators

    May 22, 2018

    6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

    Haverford CREC 9000 Parkview Road Haverford, PA 

    This is a free event, donations are appreciated but not required.

    photo by Rachael Winslow

    Faith Kuehn and Thalia Pappas are passionate about pollinators. As scientists they have developed expertise in the relationship between pollinating insects and the plants that both feed and depend on these insects. Drs. Kuehn and Pappas will talk about their passion for pollinators and how you can create habitat for pollinators no matter how small or large your space. From their work with Delaware’s Pollinator Protection Plan they have developed widespread knowledge of diverse projects designed for pollinator health. Whether you are a homeowner, farmer, or active community member, this interactive program will help you learn about specific project ideas that can get you started on planting native flowers, shrubs and trees that will beautify your property and support pollinators.

    Thalia Pappas

    Thalia’s current assignment is as a consultant for the Delaware Department of Agriculture, working with Faith Kuehn and Chris Wade to help achieve the goals for Delaware’s Pollinator Protection Plan. She worked for DuPont Agricultural Products, in research and discovery roles (environmental fate of pesticides, and rice global herbicide discovery program leader), followed by an assignment as a global regulatory manager leading registration teams, and negotiations with regulators to obtain permission to sell commercial Ag. Chem. Products. In her last assignment, she worked in the Industrial BioSciences business as a regulatory manager developing and executing compliance strategies for bio-based chemicals and polymers. Thalia received a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Plant Physiology, a M.S. in Horticulture from the University of Arkansas, and a B.S. in Plant Science from the University of Delaware. 
     

    Faith B. Kuehn

    Since October 2001, Faith B. Kuehn has served as Environmental Program Administrator for the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Plant Industries. Specific program responsibilities include nursery, apiary, noxious weeds, and invasive species. In 2006, the Department received a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant to catalog native bees in Delaware’s vegetable production areas and work with farmers to establish bee conservation practices on their farms. In 2010, Faith began a project to develop community and therapeutic gardens at the State’s Holloway Campus, and Delaware Psychiatric Center. This project has grown to become Planting Hope Urban Farm, with a Campus Market, CSA, Planting Hope Apiary and a program with and Terry Children’s Psychiatric Center. In 2015, she received a grant from the USDA to develop and implement Delaware’s Pollinator Protection Plan. In 2017, together with a Delaware farm family, she received a SARE grant to establish pollinator buffers on their poultry farm. Faith represents Delaware on the National Plant Board.

    Faith earned a Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Arizona in 1984, and an M.B.A from the University of Delaware in 1994. Before coming to the Delaware Department of Agriculture, Faith worked as Museum Director for the Insectarium in Philadelphia; and in Research, Development, Marketing, and Technical Support positions within E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.’s Crop Protection Division.



    • Saturday, May 26, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 480 Bryn Mawr Ave. , Bryn Mawr , PA 19010

    Volunteer Opportunities 

    Create Upland and Wetland Meadows for Pollinators

    Saturday May 12     9-12

    Friday May 18          9-12

    Sunday May 20        12 -3

    Saturday May 26       12-3 

     May 12, 18 ,20

    • Rake and clear dead debri  from upland meadow. May hand cast seed mixes if earth temp is 55F. Cut vines on trees . Bring own equipment.

    Saturday May 26      

    • If seed not hand cast , hand cast seed mixes on upland meadow. Plant  4x4 inch pots of herbaceous flowers that attract pollinators in wet land and riparian area.g ow Bring own equipment

    Contact: Anna Jackson annasingerjackson@icloud.com

          Derron LaBrake 2nddvp@dcva.org 

    Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.

    WHERE: SACRED HEART ACADEMY

        480 S. BRYN MAWR AVE

        BRYN MAWR, PA 19010

    (The wetlands are attached to this property)


    SIGN IN:  School parking lot.  Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.


    Bring you own equipment:  shovels, hand pruners, garden rakes,loppers, saws, string weed .


    Wear: Hats, long sleeves, long pants, gloves, sturdy shoes/boots.  There is poison ivy, ticks., 

    and wackers.


    Join the fun as we:  Rake dead plant debris from the upland meadow; Prepare area for seeding
    Hand cast seed mixes ; Warm Season Grasses, Deer Resistant Meadow Mix, Annual rye and

    red clover Meadow Mixes. Plant small areas of native/pollinator attracting herbaceous plants.

    Manually Remove small areas of invasives,.  Cut vines.


     



    Saturday May 12     9-12

    Friday May 18          9-12

    Sunday May 20        12 -3

    Saturday May 26       12-3 

    • Sunday, June 10, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 480 Bryn Mawr Ave. , Bryn Mawr , PA 19010

    Volunteer Opportunities 

    Create Upland and Wetland Meadows for Pollinators

    Sunday June 10    12:00-3:00

    Saturday June 23     9:00-12:00

    Saturday June 30     9:00-12:00


     Sunday June 10

    • If wetlands overall growth is 18"- 24 cut to a height of 8 inches with string trimmer. Hand pull invasives. Bring own equipment.

    Saturday June 23      

    • Manually cut and pull invasives to be spot " spray/paint" in late August. Cut Japanese knotweed to ground.    Bring own equipment

    Sunday June  30

    • Manually cut, pull invasives. If wetlands overall growth is 18"- 24 cut to a height of 8 inches with string trimmerBring own equipment.

    Contact: Anna Jackson annasingerjackson@icloud.com

          Derron LaBrake 2nddvp@dcva.org 

    Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.

    WHERE: SACRED HEART ACADEMY

        480 S. BRYN MAWR AVE

        BRYN MAWR, PA 19010

    (The wetlands are attached to this property)


    SIGN IN:  School parking lot.  Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.


    Bring you own equipment:  shovels, hand pruners, garden rakes,loppers, saws, string weed .


    Wear: Hats, long sleeves, long pants, gloves, sturdy shoes/boots.  There is poison ivy, ticks., 

    and wackers.


    Join the fun as we:  Rake dead plant debris from the upland meadow; Prepare area for seeding
    Hand cast seed mixes ; Warm Season Grasses, Deer Resistant Meadow Mix, Annual rye and

    red clover Meadow Mixes. Plant small areas of native/pollinator attracting herbaceous plants.

    Manually Remove small areas of invasives,.  Cut vines.


     



    • Saturday, June 23, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 480 Bryn Mawr Ave. , Bryn Mawr , PA 19010

    Volunteer Opportunities 

    Create Upland and Wetland Meadows for Pollinators

    Sunday June 10    12:00-3:00

    Saturday June 23     9:00-12:00

    Saturday June 30     9:00-12:00


     Sunday June 10

    • If wetlands overall growth is 18"- 24 cut to a height of 8 inches with string trimmer. Hand pull invasives. Bring own equipment.

    Saturday June 23      

    • Manually cut and pull invasives to be spot " spray/paint" in late August. Cut Japanese knotweed to ground.    Bring own equipment

    Sunday June  30

    • Manually cut, pull invasives. If wetlands overall growth is 18"- 24 cut to a height of 8 inches with string trimmerBring own equipment.

    Contact: Anna Jackson annasingerjackson@icloud.com

          Derron LaBrake 2nddvp@dcva.org 

    Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.

    WHERE: SACRED HEART ACADEMY

        480 S. BRYN MAWR AVE

        BRYN MAWR, PA 19010

    (The wetlands are attached to this property)


    SIGN IN:  School parking lot.  Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.


    Bring you own equipment:  shovels, hand pruners, garden rakes,loppers, saws, string weed .


    Wear: Hats, long sleeves, long pants, gloves, sturdy shoes/boots.  There is poison ivy, ticks., 

    and wackers.


    Join the fun as we:  Rake dead plant debris from the upland meadow; Prepare area for seeding
    Hand cast seed mixes ; Warm Season Grasses, Deer Resistant Meadow Mix, Annual rye and

    red clover Meadow Mixes. Plant small areas of native/pollinator attracting herbaceous plants.

    Manually Remove small areas of invasives,.  Cut vines.


     



    • Sunday, June 24, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    Register


    June 24, 2018 

    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

    Cusano Educational Center

    8601 Lindbergh Blvd.

    Philadelphia, PA 19153 


    High tide is at 11:16 A.M
    Registration: 10 A.M. - 10:50 A.M. 

    Mass start is at 11 A.M.

    $20 Pre-Registration Fee/person

    $25 Registration at event / Person

    Please register and fill out the following forms; either email to suedcva@gmail.com or bring with you day of race.   

    2018 Darby Creek Spring Race Registration Form.pdf

    Spring 2018 USCA Waiver Release form Interactive.pdf

    Non Participants are encouraged to come out and cheer others on. A lunch will be held afterwards for participants . Non participants may join the luncheon for a small fee.

    Race Map 

    Darby Creek Race Course starting at Cusano Education Center- (1).jpg

    Race Organizer:  Sue Miller suedcva.org

      **Bring your own Canoe or Kayak to participate.



    • Saturday, June 30, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 480 Bryn Mawr Ave. , Bryn Mawr , PA 19010

    Volunteer Opportunities 

    Create Upland and Wetland Meadows for Pollinators

    Sunday June 10    12:00-3:00

    Saturday June 23     9:00-12:00

    Saturday June 30     9:00-12:00


     Sunday June 10

    • If wetlands overall growth is 18"- 24 cut to a height of 8 inches with string trimmer. Hand pull invasives. Bring own equipment.

    Saturday June 23      

    • Manually cut and pull invasives to be spot " spray/paint" in late August. Cut Japanese knotweed to ground.    Bring own equipment

    Sunday June  30

    • Manually cut, pull invasives. If wetlands overall growth is 18"- 24 cut to a height of 8 inches with string trimmerBring own equipment.

    Contact: Anna Jackson annasingerjackson@icloud.com

          Derron LaBrake 2nddvp@dcva.org 

    Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.

    WHERE: SACRED HEART ACADEMY

        480 S. BRYN MAWR AVE

        BRYN MAWR, PA 19010

    (The wetlands are attached to this property)


    SIGN IN:  School parking lot.  Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.


    Bring you own equipment:  shovels, hand pruners, garden rakes,loppers, saws, string weed .


    Wear: Hats, long sleeves, long pants, gloves, sturdy shoes/boots.  There is poison ivy, ticks., 

    and wackers.


    Join the fun as we:  Rake dead plant debris from the upland meadow; Prepare area for seeding
    Hand cast seed mixes ; Warm Season Grasses, Deer Resistant Meadow Mix, Annual rye and

    red clover Meadow Mixes. Plant small areas of native/pollinator attracting herbaceous plants.

    Manually Remove small areas of invasives,.  Cut vines.


     



    • Sunday, July 15, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 480 Bryn Mawr Ave. , Bryn Mawr , PA 19010

    Volunteer Opportunities 

    Create Upland and Wetland Meadows for Pollinators

    Sunday July 15    12:00-3:00

    Saturday June 28     9:00-12:00

    Saturday Aug 11      9:00-12:00

    Saturday Aug 25        9:00-12:00


    July 15 , 28 , Aug 11, 25   

    • Manually cut and pull invasives to be spot " spray/paint" in late August. Spray purple loose strife.   Bring own equipment


    Contact: Anna Jackson annasingerjackson@icloud.com

          Derron LaBrake 2nddvp@dcva.org 

    Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.

    WHERE: SACRED HEART ACADEMY

        480 S. BRYN MAWR AVE

        BRYN MAWR, PA 19010

    (The wetlands are attached to this property)


    SIGN IN:  School parking lot.  Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.


    Bring you own equipment:  shovels, hand pruners, garden rakes,loppers, saws, string weed .


    Wear: Hats, long sleeves, long pants, gloves, sturdy shoes/boots.  There is poison ivy, ticks., 

    and wackers.


    Join the fun as we:  Rake dead plant debris from the upland meadow; Prepare area for seeding
    Hand cast seed mixes ; Warm Season Grasses, Deer Resistant Meadow Mix, Annual rye and

    red clover Meadow Mixes. Plant small areas of native/pollinator attracting herbaceous plants.

    Manually Remove small areas of invasives,.  Cut vines.


     



    • Saturday, July 28, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 480 Bryn Mawr Ave. , Bryn Mawr , PA 19010

    Volunteer Opportunities 

    Create Upland and Wetland Meadows for Pollinators

    Sunday July 15    12:00-3:00

    Saturday June 28     9:00-12:00

    Saturday Aug 11      9:00-12:00

    Saturday Aug 25        9:00-12:00


    July 15 , 28 , Aug 11, 25   

    • Manually cut and pull invasives to be spot " spray/paint" in late August. Spray purple loose strife.   Bring own equipment


    Contact: Anna Jackson annasingerjackson@icloud.com

          Derron LaBrake 2nddvp@dcva.org 

    Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.

    WHERE: SACRED HEART ACADEMY

        480 S. BRYN MAWR AVE

        BRYN MAWR, PA 19010

    (The wetlands are attached to this property)


    SIGN IN:  School parking lot.  Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.


    Bring you own equipment:  shovels, hand pruners, garden rakes,loppers, saws, string weed .


    Wear: Hats, long sleeves, long pants, gloves, sturdy shoes/boots.  There is poison ivy, ticks., 

    and wackers.


    Join the fun as we:  Rake dead plant debris from the upland meadow; Prepare area for seeding
    Hand cast seed mixes ; Warm Season Grasses, Deer Resistant Meadow Mix, Annual rye and

    red clover Meadow Mixes. Plant small areas of native/pollinator attracting herbaceous plants.

    Manually Remove small areas of invasives,.  Cut vines.


     



    • Saturday, August 11, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 480 Bryn Mawr Ave. , Bryn Mawr , PA 19010

    Volunteer Opportunities 

    Create Upland and Wetland Meadows for Pollinators

    Sunday July 15    12:00-3:00

    Saturday June 28     9:00-12:00

    Saturday Aug 11      9:00-12:00

    Saturday Aug 25        9:00-12:00


    July 15 , 28 , Aug 11, 25   

    • Manually cut and pull invasives to be spot " spray/paint" in late August. Spray purple loose strife.   Bring own equipment


    Contact: Anna Jackson annasingerjackson@icloud.com

          Derron LaBrake 2nddvp@dcva.org 

    Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.

    WHERE: SACRED HEART ACADEMY

        480 S. BRYN MAWR AVE

        BRYN MAWR, PA 19010

    (The wetlands are attached to this property)


    SIGN IN:  School parking lot.  Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.


    Bring you own equipment:  shovels, hand pruners, garden rakes,loppers, saws, string weed .


    Wear: Hats, long sleeves, long pants, gloves, sturdy shoes/boots.  There is poison ivy, ticks., 

    and wackers.


    Join the fun as we:  Rake dead plant debris from the upland meadow; Prepare area for seeding
    Hand cast seed mixes ; Warm Season Grasses, Deer Resistant Meadow Mix, Annual rye and

    red clover Meadow Mixes. Plant small areas of native/pollinator attracting herbaceous plants.

    Manually Remove small areas of invasives,.  Cut vines.


     



    • Saturday, August 25, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 480 Bryn Mawr Ave. , Bryn Mawr , PA 19010

    Volunteer Opportunities 

    Create Upland and Wetland Meadows for Pollinators

    Sunday July 15    12:00-3:00

    Saturday June 28     9:00-12:00

    Saturday Aug 11      9:00-12:00

    Saturday Aug 25        9:00-12:00


    Aug 25   

    • Manually cut and pull invasives to be spot " spray/paint" in late August. Spray purple loose strife.   Bring own equipment


    Contact: Anna Jackson annasingerjackson@icloud.com

          Derron LaBrake 2nddvp@dcva.org 

    Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.

    WHERE: SACRED HEART ACADEMY

        480 S. BRYN MAWR AVE

        BRYN MAWR, PA 19010

    (The wetlands are attached to this property)


    SIGN IN:  School parking lot.  Community and Master Watershed Steward credits approved.


    Bring you own equipment:  shovels, hand pruners, garden rakes,loppers, saws, string weed .


    Wear: Hats, long sleeves, long pants, gloves, sturdy shoes/boots.  There is poison ivy, ticks., 

    and wackers.


    Join the fun as we:  Rake dead plant debris from the upland meadow; Prepare area for seeding
    Hand cast seed mixes ; Warm Season Grasses, Deer Resistant Meadow Mix, Annual rye and

    red clover Meadow Mixes. Plant small areas of native/pollinator attracting herbaceous plants.

    Manually Remove small areas of invasives,.  Cut vines.


     



    • Sunday, September 09, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    Register


    Sept 9, 2018 

    401 Swarthmore Ave.

    Ridley Park, PA 19078 


    High tide is at 12:45 P.M
    Registration: 12 P.M. - 12:45 P.M. 

    Mass start is at 1 P.M.

    $20 Pre-Registration Fee/person

    $25 Registration at event / Person

    Please register and fill out the following forms; either email to suedcva@gmail.com or bring with you day of race.   

    2018 Darby Creek Fall Race Registration Form.pdf

     2018 USCA Waiver Release form Interactive.pdf

    Non Participants are encouraged to come out and cheer others on. A lunch will be held afterwards for participants . Non participants may join the luncheon for a small fee.

    Race Map 

    Darby Creek Race Course starting at Ridley Marina- (1).jpg

    Race Organizer:  Sue Miller suedcva.org

      **Bring your own Canoe or Kayak to participate.



Past events

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Drones : Advancements in Geology/Helping the Environmental Industry
Sunday, April 15, 2018 Haverford Home & Garden Show
Saturday, April 14, 2018 34th Annual Darby/ Cobbs Creek Clean Up
Saturday, April 14, 2018 Spring Peeper Walk
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Rescheduled RAIN GARDEN WORKSHOP
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Cancelled RAIN GARDEN WORKSHOP See Rescheduled
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Community Environmental Series : Local Engagement , Making a Difference
Monday, February 26, 2018 PUBLIC MEETING #2 for the Little Flower Manor Open Space Park Master Site Plan
Saturday, February 24, 2018 2018 Annual Meeting
Thursday, February 22, 2018 DC bus Trip Stop Offshore Drilling
Saturday, January 27, 2018 Citizen Science Macroinvertebrate ID w/ Derron Le Brake
Saturday, January 13, 2018 Stream Watch Macroinvertebrate ID w/ Alan Samel
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 EAC LOCAL SUMMIT
Saturday, October 14, 2017 Philly Fall Nature Festival
Saturday, October 14, 2017 Conquering Your EV/Plug-In Fears
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Understanding Climate Change
Sunday, September 24, 2017 Members Only Wine and Cheese Event
Sunday, September 17, 2017 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO MAKE SPACE FOR THE NATIVE POLLINATOR FLOWERS
Sunday, August 20, 2017 Volunteers needed to help make space for the Native Pollinator Flowers
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Volunteers needed to help make space for the Native Pollinator Flowers
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Board Meeting
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Outreach Volunteer Opportunies
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Volunteers needed to help make space for the Native Pollinator Flowers
Saturday, June 17, 2017 Summer Solstice Festival
Saturday, May 20, 2017 11th Delaware County Environmental Summit
Sunday, May 07, 2017 STREAM WALK
Saturday, May 06, 2017 Collenbrook Invasive Removal
Saturday, April 29, 2017 33rd Darby Creek/ Cobbs Creek Watershed Cleanup is April 29 2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017 Darby Creek Clean UP at Heinz Refuge
Saturday, April 15, 2017 Annual Stream Watch 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017 Rain Garden Workshop
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Public Meeting on LittLe Flower Estate
Saturday, February 18, 2017 ANNUAL MEETING
Saturday, January 21, 2017 Insect Identification Workshop
Sunday, September 11, 2016 2016 Darby Creek Canoe/Kayak Race
Friday, September 09, 2016 Darby Creek Canoe Ramble
Sunday, June 05, 2016 Haverford Heritage Festival
Saturday, April 23, 2016 2016 Darby Creek Clean-Up
Saturday, April 16, 2016 13th Annual STREAM WATCH
Friday, April 15, 2016 Deadline and Instructions for articles for the spring issue of The Valley
Saturday, February 27, 2016 DCVA Annual Meeting
Saturday, January 16, 2016 Insect Identification Workshop
Thursday, December 17, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group’s (CAG) Technical Work Group (TWG) Meeting
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group Meeting
Monday, November 23, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group’s (CAG) Technical Work Group (TWG) Meeting
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group Meeting
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group’s (CAG) Technical Work Group (TWG) Meeting
Saturday, October 24, 2015 Tree Planting at Morton Morton House
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group Meeting
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Rain Garden Construction and Planting
Sunday, September 20, 2015 Rain Garden Construction and Planting
Saturday, September 19, 2015 Darby Creek Ramble
Thursday, September 17, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group’s (CAG) Technical Work Group (TWG) Meeting
Sunday, September 13, 2015 2015 Darby Creek Canoe and Kayak Race
Sunday, September 13, 2015 Rain Garden Construction and Planting
Saturday, September 12, 2015 Rain Garden Construction and Planting
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group Meeting
Monday, August 17, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group’s (CAG) Technical Work Group (TWG) Meeting
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group Meering
Thursday, June 25, 2015 Eastwick Friends and Neighbors Coalition Public Meeting
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group Meering
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 Technical Working Group of Eastwick CAG
Saturday, May 16, 2015 Raingarden Rain Barrel Workshop
Saturday, May 09, 2015 Surrey Senior Spring Fling!
Saturday, April 25, 2015 Darby Creek Clean-Up
Saturday, April 18, 2015 Stream Watch
Sunday, April 12, 2015 Come listen to our little harbingers of spring
Saturday, March 14, 2015 Cobbs Creek and Naylors Run Water Quality Sampling
Saturday, February 28, 2015 Regional Trail Summit: Saturday February 28th, 9-11:00 AM at Haverford Community Recreation and Environmental Center in Haverford Reserve.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition: Stormwater Info, Insights and Outreach
Monday, February 23, 2015 New opportunities for public involvement in Municipal Stormwater Management Programs
Saturday, January 24, 2015 DCVA ANNUAL MEETING
Saturday, December 13, 2014 Insect Identification Workshop
Sunday, December 07, 2014 Trim a Tree Party at Swedish Cabin
Saturday, October 18, 2014 DCVA Board Meeting
Saturday, September 13, 2014 DCVA Thirtieth Anniversary Picnic at Heinz Refuge

Darby Creek Valley Association P.O. Box 732 Drexel Hill, PA 19026   |   Phone: 484.222.2502
Jaclyn Rhoads, President – president@dcva.org
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