DCVA Annual Meeting
Swarthmore Friends Meeting
12 Whittier Place, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Each year our annual meeting is where we report out to the DCVA membership the activities from the past year in and around the Darby Creek watershed. This year will be a special celebration of DCVA's 40th anniversary, highlighting how far we have come since our beginning in 1984 and where we hope to go in the next 40 years to come! We will have keynote speakers including Delaware County Councilmember Eileen Schaefer, PA State Rep Greg Vitali, and Dr. John Jackson from Stroud Water Research Center. There will also be refreshments and a silent auction highlighting many of the amazing resources we have right here in the watershed.
DCVA Members: Free registration / optional donation
Non Members: $15 registration / optional donation
Rain Garden Workshop
Saturday, March 2nd, 9 am-Noon
Haverford CREC - 9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford
Learn how to build and maintain a Rain Garden for yourself or in your community. Later, you will have the opportunity to hone your skills by joining our rain garden builds or apprenticing (i.e., assessing potential locations and designing rain gardens). Presented by Darby Creek Valley Association, Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative and Hav-a-Rain Garden who have designed and built more than 80 rain gardens in the region at parks, libraries and private properties.
Advance registration required.
Please visit our 40th Annual Clean Up webpage to see a complete list of cleanup sites and register to volunteer!
Volunteer to be a Site Captain by filling out this Google Form.
Questions? Email Kyle
Mushroom Walk & Talk with Beth Teigen from Philly Mycology Club
Saturday, May 11th, 10am-12pm
Don Guanella Woods
Come learn about the fungus among us in a guided walk with mushroom enthusiast and educator, Bethany Teigen.
Bethany founded the Philadelphia Mycology Club in 2018 after finding some mushrooms coming up between the Philly cobblestones. Since then, the community of novice and experienced mycologists has grown to thrive in Greater Philadelphia. PMC works with many of the environmental education centers in Philadelphia to provide free and accessible mushroom guidance in an urban setting. The group hosts group hikes, workshops, and trash clean ups year round. Bethany also volunteers for Fungal Diversity Survey, a national non-profit dedicated to documenting and conserving the diverse macrofungi of North America. Her main interests are fungal biodiversity, community building, and environmental justice.
DCVA events are always free. Donations are appreciated to support our work to preserve and protect our watershed, but are not required