Fall  Darby Creek Watershed Cleanup  

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

Saturday, September 26, 2020, 9am-12pm- Lansdowne/Upper Darby Penn Pines Park - Site Captain Harry Kalish 610-931-9209

Saturday, October 3, 2020, 9am-12pm- Newtown Square - Fox Run -Site Captain Marty Milligan 610-353-7024   

Saturday, October 3, 2020, 9am-12pm- Haverford-Nitre Hall  Haverford Historical Society- Kate Clifford - cliffordk@co.delaware.pa.us

Saturday, October 3, 2020, 9am-12pm- Marple  - Reed Road across from Home Depot  Brogue Ramos  760-525-4603

Saturday, October 3, 2020, 9am-12pm  Drexel Hill Idle Hour Tennis Court / Pilgrim Park - Site Captain Sue Miller 484-222-2502 

Saturday, October 10, 2020, 9am-12pm - Darby Township / Tribbett Ave Arnold Covert Park - Site Captain Terrly 610-592-4493

Saturday, October 10, 2020, 9am-12pm- Lansdowne -Pennock Park- Site Captain Sue Miller suedcva@gmail.com

Sunday, October 11, 2020, 9am-12pm - Norwood Lower Park by the Morton Morton House Captain Cathie Pfaff :pfaffcathie@gmail.com

Sunday, October 11, 2020, 9am-12pm-  Glenolden- Glenolden park Site Captain Brian Razzi boroughmanager1@comcast.net 

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 9am-12pm- Folcroft DCVA Property - Site Captain Gerry Krieg 610-532-1743 

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 9am-12pm - Upper Darby Swedish Cabin/Kent Park  Property - Site Captain Kate Keevil 301-742-5998

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 9am-12pm -Drexel Hill  Bloomfield Ave.& Rosemont Ave.  - Site Captain Maureen McMahon 610-626-9526

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 9am-12pm- Haverford Merry Place- Site Captain Tim Denny  484-571-2815

Saturday, October 24, 2020, 9am-12pm - Darby Front St & Greenway Cobbs Creek Blue Bell Tavern Phila - Site Captain Sue Miller suedcva@gmail.com

Saturday, October 24, 2020, 1pm-3pm- Springfield  Indian Rock Park - Site Captain Jenn O'Mare

Saturday,  October 24, 2020, 9am-12pm- Lansdowne Hoffman Park- Site Captain Vanessa Bullock 484-410-4831

Saturday, November 7, 2020, 9am-12pm - On the Water Clean Up - Site Captain TBD- Bring your own Canoe or Kayak CANCELLED

Saturday, November 7, 2020 9am-12pm- Marple- Sussex Blvd. Loomis Woods btwn North & South Central - Site Captain Rob Jordan 610-220-5675

Saturday, November 14, 2020, 10am-1pm - Radnor- Skunk Hollow-   Lisa Borowski- lborowski@radnor.org

Saturday, November 21, 2020, 9:30am-11am- Ridley/Stoney Creek behind Leedom Estates- Jim Walls 610-306-8018

Saturday November 28, 2020 , 9am-12pm - Radnor/Wayne-Brook Farm Trail - park at Wayne Elementary School- Merrilee Johnston  merrilee_johnstone@yahoo.com

aSaturday, October 17, 2020, 9am-12pm- Folcroft DCVA Property - Site Captain Gerry Krieg 610-532-1743 

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.

Please send email to suedcva@gmail.com

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

If mailing check please send email and logo to suedcva@gmail.com.

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-Up

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 – president@dcva.org
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