Get To Know Your Watershed Darby Creek Watershed 101 Workshop
566 Beaumont Road
Devon, PA 19333
No matter where you stand on the planet, you are on a watershed . Learn about your watershed , what is affecting it, why it is important, and what local environmental groups are doing to help.
Free Event , Advance Registration Required Limited Seating
Donations are appreciated but not required.
Derron LaBrake Title : Watershed Ecology Mr. LaBrake will be explaining what a watershed is, how a watershed functions under normal conditions, how it reacts to urbanization, how the ecology of the natural system reacts to the physical changes that occur in streams as a result of urbanization, the current state of our watershed’s streams . Derron LaBrake is a professional wetlands scientist, certified ecological designer and master watershed steward, with more than 30 years of professional experience. Mr. LaBrake has been working as a professional ecologist for more than 30 years in the region and has considerable knowledge and understanding of stream ecology, stormwater hydrology, watershed hydrology and environmental monitoring.
David Bressler Title: David Bressler is an aquatic ecologist and science educator. He has worked with Stroud Water Research Center for the past four years facilitating citizen science in the Delaware River Basin. Prior to this he was employed in private industry working with federal, state, and county environmental agencies across the country to understand and characterize the connection of landscape activities to the biological, chemical, and physical conditions of streams and rivers." M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction (Science Education, Biology), The Pennsylvania State University, Master of Environmental Management, Water and Air Resources, Duke University, B.A., Biology and Anthropology, Franklin and Marshall College,
Lauren McGrath Title:: Monitoring Opportunities In Darby Creek Watershed Lauren will be discussing opportunities to learn more about stream health and how to get involved with water quality monitoring efforts throughout the upper Darby Creek Watershed. Lauren McGrath is the Director of the Watershed Protection Program at Willistown Conservation Trust where she is working with the Academy of Natural Sciences to monitor water quality in the headwaters of the Ridley, Crum and Darby Creeks. With a Master of Environmental Studies Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Lauren is passionate about clean water for everyone.