2018 Darby Creek Watershed Cleanup is April 14 2018

By David Bennett

Our 35th annual Watershed Wide Cleanup event  takes place in April It takes 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 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 also be cleaning the Cobbs Creek from Haverford Township heading South thru Upper Darby, Millbourne and Philadelphia to Eastwick.

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 new times for the next event. Please contact me, David Bennett, Chairman of the  DCVA Cleanup with any questions you may have.  

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,  dster21@comcast.net   (610) 626-1344 Cleanup Committee Chair


Location  2018
Clifton Heights/West side of Darby Creek
Collingdale Park /Jackson/Hermasproda
Colwyn/John Bossaco Park/Pine Street
Darby Trolley Bridge/Springfield Rd & other Darby sites
Drexel Hill/Bloomfield and Rosemont
Drexel Hill /Bond ave Pk and footbridge
Drexel Hill/Collenbrook Farm
Drexel Hill/Collenbrook United Church
Drexel Hill/Mansion Park
Drexel Hill/Rockbourne Falls
Drexel Hill/Swedish Cabin area
Drexel Hill/Kent Park tp Swedish Cabin
Eastwick/SW Philadelphia/78th St.
Folcroft/Glenolden
Glenolden Park
Glenolden
Haverford Twp/Glendale Pk/Merry Pl.
Haverford Twp/Merwood Park
Haverford Twp/The Grange Estate
Lansdowne/Hoffman Park
Lansdowne/Pennock Terrace
Marple Township/ Broomall
Newtown Square/Fox Run
Norwood
Sharon Hill/Meet Borough Hall
Upper Darby/Marshall Rd/Old Church Ln
Upper Darby Naylors Run Park/Garrett Rd
Springfield Swim Club/Indian Rock Park
Yeadon/Cobbs Creek Park/65th & Chester
Philadelphia/ Cobbs Creek/ Marshall Rd to Baltimore Av
Other Dates
John Heinz Wildlife Refuge/8601 Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadlephia. 19153
Bell Tavern/Cobbs Creek Pky,Main St.,Island ave
Lansdowne/Marlyn Park/Resevoir Park
Norwood /Morton Morton House
Radnor/Ithan Valley Park/Ithan Avenue
Bryn Mawr/Haverford/Ithan Creek/Darby Road



2017, DCVA 33rd Watershed Clean Up was another successful year. 2017 was 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 had 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 clean farther up the Cobbs in the vicinity of the Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center at 63rd and Catharine St. in Philadelphia.

There was also 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.

2017 DCVA Darby/Cobbs Creek Cleanup Committee

  • David Bennett, Chair
  • Earl Wilson, Vice Chair
  • Donna Adams, Communications
  • Barbarann Keffer, Trouble Shooter
  • Gerry Kreig, Technical Advisor

The 2016 watershed-­‐wide cleanup event was a smashing success in spite of the rain. I am so grateful to all our sponsors who contributed the funds to pay our expenses, all our continuing and new captains who worked so hard, and especially all of our intrepid volunteers without whom we could not manage this undertaking.

The total weight in the 9 dumpsters we used was 11.64 tons including 1.98 tons at our independently run event at John Heinz Wildlife Refuge. This was our first year at our new site in Eastwick and that was a success thanks to the help of Philadelphia City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson’s office.

On behalf of the Darby Creek Valley Association, I salute all of the various participants.

Sincerely, David Bennett

2016 Cleanup Chair

2016 DCVA Darby/Cobbs Creek Cleanup Committee

  • David Bennett, Chair
  • Dale Blair
  • Jan and John Haigis: Marketing and Logistics
  • Tim Denny: Haverford Area
  • Scott Maits: Cobbs Creek in Philadelphia
  • Peter Puglionesi: Eastwick Area
  • Tom Roy Smith
  • Earl Wilson: Eastwick Area

From Left to Right:  Jasmine Sadat, Kaitlyn Manasterski, Rich Horwitz 

 From left to right  Kaitlyn Manasterski, Jasmine Sadat, Loida Hopkins, Joseph Small,  Brittany Salen, Russell Zerbo, and Earl Wilson

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