March 1, 2020
AGENDA AND ANNUAL REPORT
Time Program Agenda
8:45-8:50 Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation, - Jaclyn Rhoads
8:50-9:00 Welcome to CREC! – Tim Denny
9:00-9:25 End-of-Year Summary & 2019 Annual Meeting Introduction – Jaclyn Rhoads
Presentations by Speakers:
9:25- 11:25 TBD
11:25-12:00 DCVA Blasts
Stream Cleanup & East Coast Greenway - David Bennett
Stream Watch Program - Alan Samel
Canoe Ramble - Jaclyn Rhoads
TAG – Jaclyn Rhoads/Derron LaBrake
Whetstone Run – Derron LaBrake
Citizen Science Reporting – Susan Miller
Trail Coalition Update – Scott Maits
12:00 – 1:00Light Lunch and Poster Session. Wander through Darby Creek history with William Penn! Network with members/guests, eat lunch, visit poster displays. (Light lunch prepared by Toni McIntosh)
A friendly reminder to renew your membership.
Rain Garden Workshop
Saturday March 7, 2020
Drexel Hill Middle School (cafeteria)
3001 State Rd
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Free Event , Advance Registration Required
Donations are appreciated but not required.
Learn how a beautiful addition to your property can help your community. This Rain Garden Workshop will teach you about Rain Gardens and their importance to your and surrounding communities .Learn how to build and maintain a Rain Garden yourself and how to help build rain gardens in your community. Presented by Darby Creek Valley Association, Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative and Hav-a-Rain Garden.
Rain Gardens reduce flooding and storm water pollution, improving water quality in our streams and rivers for aquatic life and recreational users.
Build and maintain your own garden!
Help to Protect our Waterways!
What is a Rain Garden?
Beautiful landscaped areas built down, instead of up, intercepting runoff from buildings, driveways and other impervious surfaces before it can reach the storm sewers and streams. Small gardens are typically 6-12 inches deep and drain within a day or two after a rain. Plants are water and drought tolerant and need little or no watering after they are established..
This is a free event , advance registration is required
Get To Know Your Watershed Darby Creek Watershed 101 Workshop
March 18th 2020 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
566 Beaumont Road
Devon, PA 19333
No matter where you stand on the planet, you are on a watershed . Learn about your watershed , what is affecting it, why it is important, and what local environmental groups are doing to help.
Free Event , Advance Registration Required Limited Seating
Derron LaBrake Title : Watershed Ecology Mr. LaBrake will be explaining what a watershed is, how a watershed functions under normal conditions, how it reacts to urbanization, how the ecology of the natural system reacts to the physical changes that occur in streams as a result of urbanization, the current state of our watershed’s streams . Derron LaBrake is a professional wetlands scientist, certified ecological designer and master watershed steward, with more than 30 years of professional experience. Mr. LaBrake has been working as a professional ecologist for more than 30 years in the region and has considerable knowledge and understanding of stream ecology, stormwater hydrology, watershed hydrology and environmental monitoring.
David Bressler Title: David Bressler is an aquatic ecologist and science educator. He has worked with Stroud Water Research Center for the past four years facilitating citizen science in the Delaware River Basin. Prior to this he was employed in private industry working with federal, state, and county environmental agencies across the country to understand and characterize the connection of landscape activities to the biological, chemical, and physical conditions of streams and rivers." M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction (Science Education, Biology), The Pennsylvania State University, Master of Environmental Management, Water and Air Resources, Duke University, B.A., Biology and Anthropology, Franklin and Marshall College,
Lauren McGrath Title:: Monitoring Opportunities In Darby Creek Watershed Lauren will be discussing opportunities to learn more about stream health and how to get involved with water quality monitoring efforts throughout the upper Darby Creek Watershed. Lauren McGrath is the Director of the Watershed Protection Program at Willistown Conservation Trust where she is working with the Academy of Natural Sciences to monitor water quality in the headwaters of the Ridley, Crum and Darby Creeks. With a Master of Environmental Studies Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Lauren is passionate about clean water for everyone.
Saturday March 21, 2020
9000 Parkview Drive,
Meadowbrook Run Wetland Meadow Rehabilitation
480 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Contact Ann Jackson at
Wetlands act as “nature’s kidneys” by removing polluting nutrients and sediments from surface and groundwater. By protecting water quality, wetlands keep our lakes, streams, and groundwater healthy and are important to the integrity of aquatic ecosystems.
Help restore one of Darby Creek wetlands.
Saturday, April 18, 2020
(Cancelled if rain.)
Remove Debris from planting area
Friday, May 1, 2020
Dig tree/shrub pits
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Plant Trees & Shrubs
Saturday , May 30, 2020
Saturday, June 6, 2020
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Bring: loppers. hand-pruners, rakes,saws, shovels. ( some equipment will be there)
Wear: boots, sturdy shoes, gloves, long sleeves, long pants,hats.
There is poison ivy
Under 18 yrs must be accompanied by adult!
Educational material provide
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Sept 13, 2020
401 Swarthmore Ave.
Ridley Park, PA 19078
High tide is at 9:45 P.MRegistration: 10 P.M. - 10:45 P.M.
Mass start is at 11 P.M.
$20 Pre-Registration Fee/person
$25 Registration at event / Person
Please register and fill out the following forms; either email to email@example.com or bring with you day of race.
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.
Darby Creek Race Course starting at Ridley Marina- (1).jpg
Race Organizer: Sue Miller suedcva.org
**Bring your own Canoe or Kayak to participate.