Upcoming Events

    • Tuesday, April 13, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    DCVA is partnering with John Heinz and Keep PA Beautiful for a week-long cleanup at the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge from April 11th through April 17th, 9am-12pm.

    By signing up here you can participate at either of the 2 locations on Tuesday 4/13/21:

    Main Entrance: 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19153

    Tinicum Park John Heinz: 717 Wanamaker Ave., Essington, PA  (Google might have it as a Norwood mail address but it's part of Tinicum Township)

    You will need to print this John Heinz Waiver.pdf form and either drop it off at check-in or email it to erika_scarborough@fws.gov prior to the event.


    • Wednesday, April 14, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    DCVA is partnering with John Heinz and Keep PA Beautiful for a week-long cleanup at the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge from April 11th through April 17th, 9am-12pm.

    By signing up here you can participate at either of the 2 locations on Wednesday 4/14/21:

    Main Entrance: 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19153

    Tinicum Park John Heinz: 717 Wanamaker Ave., Essington, PA  (Google might have it as a Norwood mail address but it's part of Tinicum Township)

    You will need to print this John Heinz Waiver.pdf form and either drop it off at check-in or email it to erika_scarborough@fws.gov prior to the event.


    • Thursday, April 15, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    DCVA is partnering with John Heinz and Keep PA Beautiful for a week-long cleanup at the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge from April 11th through April 17th, 9am-12pm.

    By signing up here you can participate at either of the 2 locations on Thursday 4/15/21:

    Main Entrance: 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19153

    Tinicum Park John Heinz: 717 Wanamaker Ave., Essington, PA  (Google might have it as a Norwood mail address but it's part of Tinicum Township)

    You will need to print this John Heinz Waiver.pdf form and either drop it off at check-in or email it to erika_scarborough@fws.gov prior to the event.


    • Friday, April 16, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    DCVA is partnering with John Heinz and Keep PA Beautiful for a week-long cleanup at the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge from April 11th through April 17th, 9am-12pm.

    By signing up here you can participate at either of the 2 locations on Friday 4/16/21:

    Main Entrance: 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19153

    Tinicum Park John Heinz: 717 Wanamaker Ave., Essington, PA  (Google might have it as a Norwood mail address but it's part of Tinicum Township)

    You will need to print this John Heinz Waiver.pdf form and either drop it off at check-in or email it to erika_scarborough@fws.gov prior to the event.


    • Saturday, April 17, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    DCVA is partnering with John Heinz and Keep PA Beautiful for a week-long cleanup at the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge from April 11th through April 17th, 9am-12pm.

    By signing up here you can participate at either of the 2 locations on Saturday 4/17/21:

    Main Entrance: 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19153

    Tinicum Park John Heinz: 717 Wanamaker Ave., Essington, PA  (Google might have it as a Norwood mail address but it's part of Tinicum Township)

    You will need to print this John Heinz Waiver.pdf form and either drop it off at check-in or email it to erika_scarborough@fws.gov prior to the event.


    • Saturday, April 24, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Willows

    Guided Wildflower Walk- Through Radnor Woodlands

    Join us for a beautiful walk through Radnor woodlands  and discover the spring wildflowers blooming in the Darby Creek valley, but only for a short time.  Catch them while you can!  Join DCVA as we hike along the woodland trails of Skunk Hollow in Radnor Township in search of trilliums, trout lilies, spring beauties and other native wildflowers.  Bring water and wear appropriate footwear  - the trails can be steep and muddy in places. 

    Walk lead by Mary Coe is an environmental attorney and former Regional Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III. She is also a lifelong nature lover and wildflower enthusiast.  She was a co-founder and first president of Friends of Radnor Trails, a nonprofit organization that led the fight to build the Radnor Trail.  She currently serves on the Radnor Township Parks & Recreation Board, the Board of Directors of the Willows Park Preserve and the Board of Directors of the Fairmount Park Conservancy. 
     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.

    • Wednesday, May 26, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    Pollution Threats to the Darby Creek and Delaware River Watershed.

    May 26th, 2021

    7:00- 8:30pm

     Virtual Webinair 

    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.

    • Sunday, September 19, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Ridley Marina - 401 Swarthmore Ave., Ridley Park, PA

    Darby Creek Valley Association Annual Canoe Race


    Ridley Marina

    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 suedcva@gmail.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


      


Past Events

Monday, April 12, 2021 John Heinz Wildlife Refuge Cleanup - Monday, April 12, 2021
Sunday, April 11, 2021 John Heinz Wildlife Refuge Cleanup - Sunday, April 11, 2021
Saturday, April 10, 2021 37th Annual Watershed Wide Cleanup
Saturday, April 03, 2021 DCVA's 17th Annual Stream Watch
Thursday, March 18, 2021 Watershed Community Town Hall and Fireside Chat - East Lansdowne, Lansdowne, Millbourne, Upper Darby
Monday, March 15, 2021 Watershed Community Town Hall and Fireside Chat - Lower Merion Township, Narberth Borough
Thursday, March 11, 2021 Watershed Community Town Hall and Fireside Chat - Morton, Rutledge, Prospect Park, Ridley Park, Ridley Township
Saturday, March 06, 2021 Rain Garden Workshop
Thursday, March 04, 2021 Watershed Community Town Hall and Fireside Chat - Haverford, Marple, Newtown & Springfield Townships
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Watershed Community Town Hall Meeting - Easttown Township, Tredyffrin and Radnor Township
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Watershed Community Town Hall Meeting - Darby Township, Folcroft Borough, Glenolden Borough ,Norwood Borough, Tinicum Township
Thursday, February 11, 2021 Watershed Community Town Hall Meeting - Aldan, Clifton Heights, Collingdale, Sharon Hill, Colywn, Darby, Yeadon
Thursday, February 11, 2021 Rain Garden Workshop
Wednesday, February 03, 2021 Managing Polluted Runoff in Southeastern PA
Saturday, January 30, 2021 2021 Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Young Naturalist Lunch & Learn with Author Susan Edwards Richmond
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Young Naturlist Lunch & Learn w/ Author Shennen Bersani
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6th Annual EAC Summit
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 Young Naturalist Lunch & Learn w/ Author Kevin Kurtz
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Philadelphia's Hidden Streams with Adam Levine
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Young Naturalist Lunch & Learn w/ Author Janet Halfmann
Friday, September 18, 2020 Young Naturalist Introduction to Water Monitoring
Sunday, September 13, 2020 2020 Fall Canoe/Kayak Race
Saturday, September 12, 2020 Fall Watershed Wide Clean-Up
Wednesday, September 09, 2020 Young Naturalists Lunch & Learn w/ Author Doug Wechsler
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Young Naturalist Lunch & Learn w/ Author Scott Russell Sanders
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Young Naturalists Lunch & Learn w/ Author Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Thursday, July 30, 2020 Lunch with Christa-Edible Wild Plants
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Young Naturalist Lunch & Learn w/ Author Jennifer Keats Curtis
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Lunch with Carol: Microplastics in Riverine Systems
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Citizen Science/StreamKeeper Meet and Greet
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Young Naturalist Lunch & Learn w/ Connie Nye
Saturday, June 27, 2020 Young Naturalists Series: Terrific Tadpoles *Virtual Workshop*
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Landfill 101- Norwood Landfill
Monday, June 22, 2020 Lunch with Kate - The Fish of Darby Creek
Saturday, June 20, 2020 Citizen Science: Invasive Species Training
Saturday, June 13, 2020 Tributary Trot
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Lunch with Debbie- The Birds of the Darby Creek Watershed
Saturday, May 23, 2020 Young Naturalists Series: World Turtle Day
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Lunch with Garrett- Invasive Species
Friday, May 15, 2020 Rain Gardens 101: Introduction to Rain Gardens
Thursday, May 07, 2020 Lunch with Jaclyn- How to Talk to Politicians
Friday, May 01, 2020 Lunch with Amanda and Meriena - Algae and Stream Health
Friday, May 01, 2020 Cancelled Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wetland Restoration
Thursday, April 30, 2020 Lunch with Lauren- Winter/Summer Salt Watch
Thursday, April 23, 2020 Lunch with David- Model My Watershed
Saturday, April 18, 2020 Cancelled : Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wetland Restoration
Saturday, April 18, 2020 DCVA 36th Annual Watershed Wide Clean UP
Thursday, April 16, 2020 Lunch with Lauren - Macroinvertebrates- Stream Health
Saturday, April 11, 2020 Watershed and Monitoring 101
Saturday, April 04, 2020 DCVA's 16th Annual Stream Watch
Saturday, March 28, 2020 CANCELED - Young Naturalists Series: Happy Birthday Jane Goodall
Saturday, March 21, 2020 RAIN GARDEN WORKSHOP
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 DCVA's Watershed 101: Get to know your Watershed
Saturday, March 07, 2020 RAIN GARDEN WORKSHOP
Sunday, March 01, 2020 DCVA Annual Meeting
Saturday, February 22, 2020 Young Naturalists Series: Owls & Pellet Dissection
Saturday, February 22, 2020 Young Naturalists Series: Happy Birthday Jane Goodall
Saturday, January 25, 2020 Stream Watch Macroinvertebrate (Bug) ID
Saturday, November 09, 2019 Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wetland Restoration
Saturday, October 26, 2019 Young Naturalists Series: Spiders and Their Webs
Saturday, October 26, 2019 Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wetland Restoration
Friday, October 25, 2019 Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wetland Restoration
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 MS4 Stormwater and Good Housekeeping Training
Saturday, October 19, 2019 Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wetland Restoration
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 DCVA 's 5th Annual Local EAC Summit
Saturday, October 12, 2019 Residential Rain Garden and Garden Walk Tour
Saturday, October 05, 2019 WILD NEIGHBORS: LOVING, PROTECTING, AND PEACEFUL COEXISTING WITH WILDLIFE ( Haverford)
Saturday, October 05, 2019 The Science and Business of Plastics in our Environment.
Saturday, September 28, 2019 Young Naturalists Series: Be Friends To Bats
Saturday, September 14, 2019 DCVA : Darby Creek On the Water Cleanup
Sunday, September 08, 2019 2019 Fall Canoe/Kayak Race
Saturday, August 24, 2019 Young Naturalists Series: Stream Splash: Searching for Water Critters
Saturday, July 27, 2019 Young Naturalists Series: Wiggling Worms
Saturday, July 20, 2019 WILD NEIGHBORS: LOVING, PROTECTING, AND PEACEFUL COEXISTING WITH WILDLIFE ( Glenolden)
Saturday, June 22, 2019 Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wet Land Restoration
Saturday, June 01, 2019 Canoe Ramble
Thursday, May 30, 2019 DCVA 35th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, May 25, 2019 Young Naturalists Series: A Log’s Life
Saturday, May 25, 2019 Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wet Land Restoration
Saturday, May 11, 2019 Pollinator Gardens and Design
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 Easttown Property Tree Replenishment Program
Saturday, May 04, 2019 Annual Delaware County Environmental Summit : A New Campaign for Cleaning up Our Waterways
Saturday, May 04, 2019 RAIN GARDEN WORKSHOP-Newtown Square
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 WILD NEIGHBORS: LOVING, PROTECTING, AND PEACEFUL COEXISTING WITH WILDLIFE ( Ridley Park)
Saturday, April 27, 2019 Young Naturalists Series: Butterflies, Bees & Me
Saturday, April 27, 2019 Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wet Land Restoration
Saturday, April 13, 2019 35th Annual Darby Creek Clean Up
Saturday, April 06, 2019 Annual Stream Watch 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019 Young Naturalists Series: Robins in Springtime
Saturday, March 23, 2019 Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wet Land Restoration
Saturday, March 09, 2019 RAIN GARDEN WORKSHOP
Saturday, March 02, 2019 DCVA Annual Meeting
Saturday, February 23, 2019 DCVA Young Naturalist Series- Trees In Winter
Monday, February 11, 2019 Citizen Science Training : Get The Dirt Out: Construction Site Monitoring
Saturday, February 09, 2019 WILD NEIGHBORS: LOVING, PROTECTING, AND PEACEFUL COEXISTING WITH WILDLIFE ( Haverford)
Wednesday, February 06, 2019 Winter Salt Watch Workshop
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Winter Salt Watch Workshop Citizen Scientist
Saturday, January 12, 2019 Stream Watch Macroinvertebrate (Bug) ID
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Local Environmental Advisory Council Summit (EAC)
Sunday, October 07, 2018 2018 Fall Canoe/Kayak Race
Saturday, September 22, 2018 Rain Garden Workshop
Sunday, September 09, 2018 2018 Fall Canoe/Kayak Race
Saturday, August 25, 2018 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Saturday, August 11, 2018 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 Tales & Trails Hike: Life Under a Log
Saturday, July 28, 2018 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Sunday, July 15, 2018 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Saturday, June 30, 2018 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Sunday, June 24, 2018 2018 Spring Canoe/Kayak Race
Saturday, June 23, 2018 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Sunday, June 10, 2018 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Monday, June 04, 2018 Community Environmental Series : Local Engagement , Making a Difference
Saturday, May 26, 2018 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 A PASSION FOR POLLINATORS
Sunday, May 20, 2018 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Friday, May 18, 2018 cancelled for May 18 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Saturday, May 12, 2018 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Community Environmental Series : Making a Difference Through Green Infrastructure
Saturday, May 05, 2018 Annual Stream Watch
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Drones : Advancements in Geology/Helping the Environmental Industry
Sunday, April 15, 2018 Haverford Home & Garden Show
Saturday, April 14, 2018 34th Annual Darby/ Cobbs Creek Clean Up
Saturday, April 14, 2018 Spring Peeper Walk
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Rescheduled RAIN GARDEN WORKSHOP
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Cancelled RAIN GARDEN WORKSHOP See Rescheduled
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Community Environmental Series : Local Engagement , Making a Difference
Monday, February 26, 2018 PUBLIC MEETING #2 for the Little Flower Manor Open Space Park Master Site Plan
Saturday, February 24, 2018 2018 Annual Meeting
Thursday, February 22, 2018 DC bus Trip Stop Offshore Drilling
Saturday, January 27, 2018 Citizen Science Macroinvertebrate ID w/ Derron Le Brake
Saturday, January 13, 2018 Stream Watch Macroinvertebrate ID w/ Alan Samel
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 EAC LOCAL SUMMIT
Saturday, October 14, 2017 Conquering Your EV/Plug-In Fears
Saturday, October 14, 2017 Philly Fall Nature Festival
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Understanding Climate Change
Sunday, September 24, 2017 Members Only Wine and Cheese Event
Sunday, September 17, 2017 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO MAKE SPACE FOR THE NATIVE POLLINATOR FLOWERS
Sunday, August 20, 2017 Volunteers needed to help make space for the Native Pollinator Flowers
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Volunteers needed to help make space for the Native Pollinator Flowers
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Outreach Volunteer Opportunies
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Board Meeting
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Volunteers needed to help make space for the Native Pollinator Flowers
Saturday, June 17, 2017 Summer Solstice Festival
Saturday, May 20, 2017 11th Delaware County Environmental Summit
Sunday, May 07, 2017 STREAM WALK
Saturday, May 06, 2017 Collenbrook Invasive Removal
Saturday, April 29, 2017 33rd Darby Creek/ Cobbs Creek Watershed Cleanup is April 29 2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017 Darby Creek Clean UP at Heinz Refuge
Saturday, April 15, 2017 Annual Stream Watch 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017 Rain Garden Workshop
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Public Meeting on LittLe Flower Estate
Saturday, February 18, 2017 ANNUAL MEETING
Saturday, January 21, 2017 Insect Identification Workshop
Sunday, September 11, 2016 2016 Darby Creek Canoe/Kayak Race
Friday, September 09, 2016 Darby Creek Canoe Ramble
Sunday, June 05, 2016 Haverford Heritage Festival
Saturday, April 23, 2016 2016 Darby Creek Clean-Up
Saturday, April 16, 2016 13th Annual STREAM WATCH
Friday, April 15, 2016 Deadline and Instructions for articles for the spring issue of The Valley
Saturday, February 27, 2016 DCVA Annual Meeting
Saturday, January 16, 2016 Insect Identification Workshop
Thursday, December 17, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group’s (CAG) Technical Work Group (TWG) Meeting
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group Meeting
Monday, November 23, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group’s (CAG) Technical Work Group (TWG) Meeting
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group Meeting
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group’s (CAG) Technical Work Group (TWG) Meeting
Saturday, October 24, 2015 Tree Planting at Morton Morton House
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group Meeting
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Rain Garden Construction and Planting
Sunday, September 20, 2015 Rain Garden Construction and Planting
Saturday, September 19, 2015 Darby Creek Ramble
Thursday, September 17, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group’s (CAG) Technical Work Group (TWG) Meeting
Sunday, September 13, 2015 2015 Darby Creek Canoe and Kayak Race
Sunday, September 13, 2015 Rain Garden Construction and Planting
Saturday, September 12, 2015 Rain Garden Construction and Planting
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group Meeting
Monday, August 17, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group’s (CAG) Technical Work Group (TWG) Meeting
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group Meering
Thursday, June 25, 2015 Eastwick Friends and Neighbors Coalition Public Meeting
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group Meering
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 Technical Working Group of Eastwick CAG
Saturday, May 16, 2015 Raingarden Rain Barrel Workshop
Saturday, May 09, 2015 Surrey Senior Spring Fling!
Saturday, April 25, 2015 Darby Creek Clean-Up
Saturday, April 18, 2015 Stream Watch
Sunday, April 12, 2015 Come listen to our little harbingers of spring
Saturday, March 14, 2015 Cobbs Creek and Naylors Run Water Quality Sampling
Saturday, February 28, 2015 Regional Trail Summit: Saturday February 28th, 9-11:00 AM at Haverford Community Recreation and Environmental Center in Haverford Reserve.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition: Stormwater Info, Insights and Outreach
Monday, February 23, 2015 New opportunities for public involvement in Municipal Stormwater Management Programs
Saturday, January 24, 2015 DCVA ANNUAL MEETING
Saturday, December 13, 2014 Insect Identification Workshop
Sunday, December 07, 2014 Trim a Tree Party at Swedish Cabin
Saturday, October 18, 2014 DCVA Board Meeting
Saturday, September 13, 2014 DCVA Thirtieth Anniversary Picnic at Heinz Refuge

Darby Creek Valley Association P.O. Box 732 Drexel Hill, PA 19026   |   Phone: 484.222.2502
Jaclyn Rhoads, President – president@dcva.org
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