Meadow Brook Run
By Derron LaBrake
DCVA is assisting the Country School of the Sacred Heart in developing a plan for rehabilitating a large (about three acres) wetland on their property that has been mostly taken over by non-native invasive plants. This large wetland has tremendous potential for being a beautiful wetland once the invasive plants have been removed and the natives are allowed to regain their previous stature.
This effort was started by the vision of Michael Kearney (Chairman, Building and Grounds Committee), who recognized that the School might have something special. Wetland scientists from both the US Army Corps of Engineers and DCVA have visited the wetland and agree that this wetland is going to need a little help to restore it to their former glory and make it a community asset. Both DCVA and Michael are up to organizing the task.
A meeting was held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Country School of the Sacred Heart, where we will begin forming our rehabilitation plan. Two of DCVA’s Board Members, Derron LaBrake and Clyde Hunt spoke to those assembled about how to go about rehabilitating this wetland. For frame of reference, the wetlands are in the floodplain of Meadowbrook Run, which flows along South Bryn Mawr Avenue, in Radnor Township. Meadow-brook Run is a major tributary of Ithan Creek, which is an important tributary of Darby Creek.
If you or anyone you know may be interested in helping out with this effort please contact Michael Kearney at email@example.com or Derron LaBrake at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s going to take the combined effort of a community to rehabilitate this important wetland.