DCVA's 37th Annual Watershed Wide Cleanup
Michelle Park, Upper Darby - Site Captain Andrew Hayman
Saturday, May 8th, 9am-12pm
Come out and volunteer to help clean up our community! Meet us at Michelle Park, on the corner of Springton Rd & Sanford Rd. DCVA will provide gloves, bags, trash pickers and t-shirts.
Let Lawns Lie: Lawn Care & Water Quality
Thursday, May 12th 7-8pm
Join us to learn about how lawn care can impact water quality in our watershed.
Let Lawns Lie: A discussion on Lawn Care and Water Quality
Spring has sprung, which means that many people are looking at their yard envisioning a summer with a lush green yard of grass and considering using pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers to accomplish their goal. Did you know that these yard chemicals are actually very harmful to the environment when used incorrectly? Join Lauren McGrath, Director of the Watershed Protection Program at Willistown Conservation Trust and member of the DCVA Board, to learn more about the impact of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers on stream health and discuss alternatives to chemical yard treatment.
To ensure everyone has access, Darby Creek Valley Association's programs are free. Donations are appreciated, but not required.
Norwood/Glenolden - Site Captain Ruth Nowrey
Saturday, May 15th, 11am-2pm
Come out and volunteer to help cleanup our community! Park and meet us at the Glenolden Swim Club pool & walk down the hill to clean up the area under the bridge. DCVA will provide gloves, bags, trash pickers and t-shirts.
Richland Farms Park, Havertown - Site Captain Becky Lazo
Saturday, May 22nd, 9am-12pm
rain date 5/23
Come out and volunteer to help clean up our community! Meet us at Richland Farms Park, on the corner of West Chester Pike and Gilmore Rd. DCVA will provide gloves, bags, trash pickers and t-shirts.
ON THE WATER CLEANUP
Montgomery Park, Folcroft
Saturday, May 22nd
9:00am - 12:00pm
Help clean the waters that flow through the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge! Bring your own waders, canoe or kayak and we will supply gloves, bags and trash grabbers . Enter the Darby Creek at Montgomery Park go into John Heinz , up the Muckapatis or wade along the shore line and bank. Covid restrictions and boat safety regulations enforced.
May 26th, 2021
Join DCVA for a comprehensive look at stormwater management, how it affects you locally and on a larger scale.
Clean Air Council staff will discuss stormwater management, combined sewer overflows, and other local sources of water pollution with an eye toward local solutions at the municipal level. Clean Air Council's staff will also address nearby industrial sources of water pollution, including legacy industrial sites, and how individuals, community groups and local governments can work with the state to ensure that regulations overseeing industrial permitting protect public health and the environment.
"Clean Air Council is a public health non-profit working across the mid-Atlantic region to help residents improve and protect environmental conditions. Clean Air Council is particularly working to protect water quality in the Delaware River Watershed through improving a variety of state and municipal water quality standards as well as encouraging responsible individual action."
To ensure everyone has access, Darby Creek Valley Association's programs are free . Donations are appreciated but not required.
Pay What You Want. PWYW is exactly what it sounds like: no fixed prices and it provides you the opportunity to decide the value based on your experience.
Nature's Best Hope- Doug Tsllamy
June 8, 2021
Darby Creek Valley Association members - this is your chance to register for Doug Tallamy's webinar, Nature's Best Hope, ahead of the general public! Due to limited space for this exciting event, DCVA is offering this opportunity to members only through May 22nd. Registration will then be open to the public. Email Aurora Dizel at firstname.lastname@example.org for the members-only registration link.
Not a member and don't want to miss this opportunity? Join for as little $25, or $15 for seniors or students. Darby Creek Valley Association is a member-supported non-profit organization restoring and protecting natural, historical, and cultural resources in your community.
Recent headlines about global insect declines and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. Such losses are not an option if we wish to continue our current standard of living on Planet Earth. The good news is that none of this is inevitable. Doug Tallamy will discuss simple steps that each of us can- and must- take to reverse declining biodiversity and will explain why we, ourselves, are nature’s best hope.
Young Naturalists Lunch & Learn w/ Author Kevin Kurtz
Wednesday, June 23rd @ 12pm
Come along on an aquatic journey with author Kevin Kurtz as we explore his new nonfiction book Junior Scientists: Fish for Kids! Kids will have the opportunity to ask questions & interact, or simply watch.
Kevin Kurtz writes nonfiction children's books about science and nature. During his career he has worked in a marine biology lab, a marine biology research ship, a marine geology research ship, an aquarium, a bird of prey center, and a science museum. He draws on these experiences with each of his books. You can learn more about him and his books at http://www.kevkurtz.com.
Please help us keep events like this free. Donations are appreciated but not required.
Darby Creek Valley Association Annual Canoe Race
401 Swarthmore Ave.
Ridley Park, PA 19078
Registration: 12 pm - 1:15 pm
Mass start is at 1:30 pm
Please download, complete and email the registration and waiver forms to email@example.com, or bring on the day of the event:
2021 Darby Creek Race Registration Form
DCVA COVID Participant and Volunteer Waiver
Race Course Maps: Ridley to John Heinz
PLEASE PRE REGISTER - due to covid -19 we would prefer not to handle exchange cash.
$30 Pre-Registration Fee/person - register by Sept 18 midnight
$40 Registration Fee /person - register at the event