Saturday April 10th, 2021    9 am - 12 am  

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Spotlight Cleanup: Yeadon- Whitby Meadow- Cobbs Creek Park between Yeadon and Philadelphia - Site Captain Susan Miller & National Audubon Society

Aldan - 310 N. Elm Ave - Site Captain Councilwoman Caroline McKernan

Collingdale - Collingdale Park - Site Captain Rebecca Perry

Darby Township - Tribbett Ave / Arnold Covert Park - Site Captain Terrly Quarles

Drexel Hill - Bloomfield Ave & Rosemont Ave - Site Captain Maureen McMahon

Drexel Hill - Drexel Garden Park / Bond Ave Park - Site Captain TBD

Drexel Hill - Collenbrook United Church - Site Captain Melanie Caldwell

Drexel Hill - Gillespie Park with Mike Zabel - Site Captain Gwen McCullough

Drexel Hill - Kent Park - Site Captain Matt Silva

Drexel Hill - Swedish Cabin - Site Captain Noah Fields

Drexel Hill- Idle Hour Tennis Courts- Upper Darby/Lansdowne Rotary 

Folcroft - DCVA Property - Site Captain Gerry Kreig

Folcroft - Montgomery Park - Site Captain Joseph Papaleo

Glenolden - Glenolden Park - Site Captain Brian Razzi

Haverford - Haverford College (staff & students ONLY) - Site Captain Luke Hamilton

Haverford / Wynnewood Cul de Sac on Carroll Rd.  - Site Captain Kate Clifford

Haverford - Merry Place Park - Site Captain Tim Denny

Havertown - Merwood Park - Site Captain Greg Bannett

Havertown - Nitre Hall / Karakung section - Site Captain Steven Rodgers

Lansdowne - Hoffman Park - Site Captain Vanessa Bullock

Lansdowne - Marlyn Park - Site Captain Dale Harris

Lansdowne - Pennock Woods - Site Captain Jack Kelly

Lower Merion - Shortridge Park - Site Captain Natural Lands - Alec Moloznik

Marple - Loomis Woods - South Marple Field  Site Captain Rob Jordan

Marple- Loomis Woods- Sussex Blvd- Site Captain Martha Davis

Newtown Square - Fox Run - Site Captain Marty Milligan

Newtown Square - Greer Park - Site Captain Wade Pollock

Norwood - Morton Morton House - Site Captain Cathie Pfaff

Philadelphia Cobbs Creek - Blue Bell Inn Philadelphia & Darby Borough - Site Captain Jayne Young 

Philadelphia - 75th St, north of Elmwood Ave / Evantine Design - Site Captain Scott Maits

Radnor/Wayne - Brook Farm Trail - Site Captain Merrilee Johnston

Radnor - Saw Mill Park / Skunk Hollow - Site Captain Lisa Borowski

Ridley - Ridley/Stoney Creek behind Leedom Estates - Site Captain Jim Walls

Springfield - Springfield Swim Club/Indian Rock Park - Site Captains Dave & Melonie Damon

Upper Darby - Penn Pines Park - Site Captain Harry Kalish

Upper Darby - Naylor's Run - Site Captain Pete Leahy

Upper Darby - South Naylor's Run - Site Captain Barbarann Keffer

Upper Darby - Marshall Rd Field - Site Captain Sean McIntosh

Upper Darby - Gulf Field - Site Captain Doloris Lombardy

Upper Darby - Peco Substation - Site Captain Tammi Lawson-  Cancelled 

Spot Light Cleanup 

John Heinz Wildlife Refuge 

April 11-April 17

9:00 am- 12:00 pm

2 Locations

     Main Entrance                   Tinicum Park John Heinz

      8601 Lindbergh Blvd.,               717 Wanamaker Ave .

      Philadelphia, PA 19153             Essington, PA 

                                                             (Rt. 420)  

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Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors





Each Spring since 1984 the Darby Creek Valley Association hosts a watershed-wide clean up event focusing on removing trash, tires, and other debris from regional waterways. During this event, volunteers work together to clean up sites located throughout the watershed.

An incredible amount of trash makes its way into our local waterways each year. In 2019 DCVA volunteers collected 55 tons of debris in our dumpsters and 6680 pounds in trash bags. Every year we try to expand our reach and add new sites. We are projected to have 52 sites in 2020 along the streams and tributaries of the Darby Creek/Cobbs Creek Watershed within Delaware County, Philadelphia County, and Montgomery County including approximately 126 linear miles of streams and 10 miles of roadsides.   

Help us as we work to protect and preserve our local stream, creeks by sponsoring or donating to our annual watershed wide clean-up.

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Pay Online at DCVA.ORG donations or mail check to:  DCVA P.O. Box 732, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

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Help us make a difference and sponsor DCVA today.

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Help us as we work to protect and preserve our local stream, creeks by sponsoring or donating to the 2019 Stream Clean-up.

   First Clean-Up 1984 

Sponsor the 37th Annual Darby Creek Clean-U

Saturday April 10, 2021

 The Darby Creek Valley Association (DCVA) has worked tirelessly to protect our regional waterways—from Cobb’s Creek to Darby Creek and beyond to the Delaware River. For more than 35 years now, the DCVA has led on environmental action through our Annual Darby Creek Cleanup event. At the 2019 Creek Cleanup, we organized fifty-two (52) cleanup sites across four counties! In that one event, our 932 volunteers removed 109,000 pounds of trash from creeks, streams and roadways.

Last spring, local television station PHL17 hailed our signature Creek Cleanup as a shining example of our important work. PHL17 named the DCVA as a “Community Hero” for our environmental leadership in the region.

For the upcoming 2020 Annual Darby Creek Cleanup we will:

      Engage up to 1,000 volunteers from our region

      Remove an estimated 100,000 pounds of trash from local streams and rivers

      Organize 50+ cleanup sites in Delaware, Chester, Philadelphia, & Montgomery counties

The DCVA is ready to lead this monumental effort, but we need your help to make it happen.

Will you be our hero, and join us as a sponsor 

2021 Creek Cleanup?

Signal your commitment to our region and pledge your support today!

Sponsorship Form 

Municipal Sponsorship 

Participation can help municipalities meet their NPDES public education requirement.

Thank you to our 2020 36th Anniversary Sponsors



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