This year DCVA held 53 cleanup events and collected approximately 48,000 pounds of debris from in and around our waterways - including 270 tires, construction material, metal, plastics, and innumerable single use plastics, soda bottles, cans, and food wrappers.

DCVA is indebted to community volunteers, leaders, partners and sponsors; by working together throughout our entire watershed a larger impact was made and with continuing partnerships and combined resources we proved that we can make a difference! 

Additional Cleanups

May 1st, 9am-12pm

Drexel Hill - Drexel Garden / Bond Ave Park - Site Captain Marion Minick

May 8th, 9am-12pm

Upper Darby - Michelle Park - Site Capitan Andrew Hayman

*new date* May 15th, 11am-2pm 

Norwood/Glenolden - Site Captain Ruth Nowrey

May 22nd, 9am-12pm

Havertown - Richland Farm Park - Site Captain Becky Lazo

May 22nd, 9am-12pm

On the Water Cleanup - BYO canoe, kayak or waders

Montgomery Park, Folcroft

Saturday April 10th, 2021,  9 am - 12 am  

Click on a location to sign up

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

April 17th, 9am-12pm

Upper Darby - Walnut Park Dr - Site Captain   Stephen Lockard 

 Havertown - Bailey Park - Site Captain Xenia   Hewka Scott 

Since 1984 

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.

Spotlight 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)  

Register for Sunday 4/11

Register for Monday 4/12

  Register for Tuesday 4/13

Register for Wednesday 4/14

Register for Thursday 4/15

Register for Friday 4/16

Register for Saturday 4/17


Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors






Darby Creek Valley Assocation is a membership supported organization . Memberships, sponsorships and donations help make program like these possible. Please consider donating or contact to find out how you can become a sponsor. 

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

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