Upcoming Events

    • Saturday, August 19, 2017
    • Saturday, December 16, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Peace Center of Delaware County

    Board Meeting

    9;00 am - 12:00 pm

    Peace Center of Delaware County

    1001 Old Sproul Rd.

    Springfield , PA 


    1.Saturday, August 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    2.Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    3.Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 pm

    4.Saturday, November 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    5.Saturday, December 16, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


    Septembers Date subject to change

    • Sunday, September 17, 2017
    • Saturday, October 28, 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Sacred Heart Academy , 480 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr PA 19010

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO MAKE SPACE FOR THE NATIVE POLLINATOR FLOWERS

    Your help is need to remove the invasive plants



    EVENT: Invasive removal:  Pull, cut, dig out invasive plants

    WHEN:  Please help out any or all of these days. Event will be continue if light rain. Cancelled for heavy wind and rain.

    SUN, Sept 17 Afternoon Session only: 1:00-4:00pm


    SAT, Sept 23: Morning Session: 9:00 am-12:00 noon

                            Afternoon Session:  1:00pm-4:00pm


    TUES, Sept 26: Morning Session: 9:00 am-12:00 noon


    TUES, Oct 24: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon


    SAT, Oct 28:  Morning Session: 9:00 am-12:00 noon

                           Afternoon session: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm


    WHERE:  Sacred Heart Academy

        480 S. Bryn Mawr Ave

        Bryn Mawr, PA 19010


    CONTACT;

    Anna Jackson: annasingerjackson@icloud.com

    Michael Kearney kearney19041@gmail.com


    SIGN IN: School Parking Lot.  Community service hours approved.


    BRING YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT; Shovels, loppers, weed whips, weed whackers, rakes, hand pruners, saws.  There will be NO extra equipment.


    WEAR: Long pants, long sleeves, hats, gloves, boots or sturdy shoes.  There is poison ivy.









    • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Havertown Rec Center 9000 Parkview Dr. Havertown , PA


    Lecture is free and open to the public/ doors open at 6:30

    SPEAKER: Dr. Kirsten Findell, Research Physical Scientist, Climate Change Variability and Prediction Group, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

    Dr. Findell will address these important questions:

     ➤ How does the atmosphere (and CO2 in the atmosphere) regulate the temperature of the earth? What is the evidence that climate has changed?

     ➤ How are climate models used to study and understand the climate system?

     ➤ Can climate models explain the observational record if human-based emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases are included? What if they are not included? 

    ➤ What can we expect for future climate trends?

    Jointly presented by: Haverford Township Parks and Recreation Dept., Haverford Township Haverford Environmental Advisory Committee, Havertown Community Action Group, and Steve Clark, scstevemclark@gmail.com (484) 477-7525

    Dr. Findell is a graduate of Princeton University, BSE in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and MIT, SM and PhD in Hydroclimatology. She is currently a scientist with the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL)—a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) laboratory whose mission is to produce reliable assessments of natural climate variability and change. Dr. Findell has published extensively on her research in the fields of hydro - climatology and land-atmosphere interactions.


    • Sunday, October 01, 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • Ridley Township Marina, 401 S Swarthmore Ave, Ridley Park, PA 19078

    2017 Canoe/Kayak Race

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    October 1, 2017 

    RIdley Township Marina

    401 S Swarthmore Ave

     Ridley Park, PA 19078



    High tide is at 10:40 A.M
    Registration: 10 A.M. - 10:50 A.M. 

    Mass start is at 11 A.M.

    $20 Registration Fee

    Nonparticipants 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 found HERE

    Race Organizer:  Jaclyn Rhoads  president@dcva.org

      **Bring your own Canoe or Kayak to participate.

    Printable  Map 


    • Saturday, October 14, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • John Heinz Wild Life Refuge


    Take a walk on the wild side with your family at the Philly Fall Nature Fest at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum! All are welcome to enjoy a fun-filled day of activities, games, crafts, and more at no cost! This FREE event will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

    Activities include nature crafts, games, guided discovery hikes, and fishing. Participants of all ages may even try their hand at archery and paddling the Darby Creek with L.L. Bean. Throughout the day, exhibitors from across the tri-state area will showcase live music, live animals, and much more! 

    • Saturday, April 07, 2018
    • 9:00 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 9:00 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.

    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.


    • Saturday, April 14, 2018
    • 9:00 AM

     

    Our annual Watershed Wide Cleanup event in 2018 will take place on April 14th. 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.

    CONTACT: 

    David Bennett,  dster21@comcast.net  (484)222-2502 Cleanup Committee Chair

    Susan Miller ,  suedcva@gmail.com

    Click here for locations: 


Past Events

Sunday, September 24, 2017 Members Only Wine and Cheese Event
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 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
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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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