Our annual Watershed Wide Cleanup event in 2017 will take place on April 29th. It will take place at approximately 30 sites spread over the entire watershed including Darby Creek, Cobbs Creek, Naylor’s Run, Muckinpatis Creek, Ithan Creek and the various small streams that feed these named creeks. The event will begin at 9:00 AM and continue until 12 noon. As in the past we will be working in 31 municipalities that cover the watershed from East Town, Chester County thru all the sites in Delaware County following the Creek as far South as Norwood Borough at the Morton Morton House. We will also be cleaning the Cobbs Creek from Haverford Township heading South thru Upper Darby, Millbourne and Philadelphia to Eastwick.
David Bennett, email@example.com (484)222-2502 Cleanup Committee Chair
Click here for locations: 2017 locations.xlsx
This will be our second year at the site in Eastwick beginning at the northeastern border of the Clearview Landfill and heading up the Cobbs as far as Island Avenue. We have a new crew working at the Bell Tavern on Main Street at the Cobbs Creek Parkway led by the Clean Air Council of Philadelphia. We also hope to clean farther up the Cobbs in the vicinity of the Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center at 63rd and Catharine St. in Philadelphia.
There will also be a separate cleanup event at the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge, which DCVA partners with, on April 15th, 2017 led by the Refuge Staff and the Friends of John Heinz. They always need to hold their event at a time when the tide is at its lowest level on a Saturday in order to access the stream and marsh banks.
We are supported by the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority, Delaware County Maintenance District of Penn DOT, The Delaware County Conservation District, and the City of Philadelphia. We also receive wonderful support from most of our individual municipalities, generous individuals, and our numerous volunteers.
We will have a Web Page up and running on the DCVA Website later on this winter but for the time being we need to get our ducks in a row with up to date information. In the meantime, please contact me, David Bennett, Chairman of the 2017 DCVA Cleanup with any questions you may have. Please do not contact our President, Jaclyn Rhoads or any other officers because they will need to refer questions to me anyway.
I want to invite any interested folks to volunteer. We can always use more help. Also, we need volunteers to take photographs of the people and the creek and the trash and send them back to us.
At your service
David Bennett, firstname.lastname@example.org (610) 626-1344 Cleanup Committee Chair
Earl Wilson, Vice Chair (Eastwick Captain)