After having to cancel our large annual Spring clean up day, DCVA has been working on plans for several smaller, socially-distant clean ups throughout the watershed following COVID-19 safety protocols. We will continue to update this list as we confirm dates and site captains.
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Saturday, September 12, 2020, 9am-12pm - Upper Darby / Naylor's Run - Site Captain Pete Leahy 610-62-0320 and Barbarann Keffer
Saturday, September 12, 2020, 9am-12pm - Springfield Swim Club - Site Captain Dave Damon 610-544-5432
Saturday, September 19, 2020, 9am-12pm - Drexel Hill / Gillespie Park - Site Captain Mike Zabel and Gwen McCough 610-241-0117
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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Sponsor the 36th Annual Darby Creek Clean-Up
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
2020 Creek Cleanup?
Signal your commitment to our region and pledge your support today!
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