Events

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, September 28, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Haverford CREC, 9000 Parkview Dr. Haverford, PA
    • 37
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    DCVA

    Young Naturalists Series: Be Friends To Bats

    All ages( including adults)  welcome for this event 

    Sept 28, 2019 - 10:00-12:00

    Haverford CREC 

    9000 Parkview Dr.

    Haverford, PA 


    All are welcome to attend 

    This is a free event - please register

    Join us and Pa Bat Rescue in learning the importance of bats, their natural history, environmental impacts, how people can help bats and meet some of our non releasable education bats.

    Let's get to know these not-so-spooky creatures better and appreciate all the things they do for us! Be prepared for an indoor lesson in the Environmental Room. 

    This event is for all ages. Special Quest Speakers from PA Bat Rescue 

    Please help us keep events like this free. Donations are appreciated but not required.





    • Saturday, October 05, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Haverford CREC, 9000 Park View Drive
    • 50
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    • Saturday, October 05, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

    October 5, 2019

    10:00 am- 12:00

    Lansdowne Public Library 

    55 S Lansdowne Ave

     Lansdowne, PA 19050


    Photo By Susan Miller: Darby Creek                                                       This is a free event , please register . 

                                                                         


    Lansdowne EAC is hosting DCVA's The science and business of plastics in our environment presented by Carol Armstrong.  

    Plastics are commonplace in and around our waters of Pennsylvania, and understanding their affects on our environments and our bodies seems critical. This science is still in its infancy and questions are basic such as how much plastics are being dumped daily, where can they be found, and which biological systems can they enter. We don't know how much we are consuming when we eat food, which ones are in us and how to measure them systematically, and how much they are disrupting our immune and endocrine systems. Many regions are conducting studies and projects to clean up watershed and coastal debris, funded by such groups as NOAA. Studies-to-date of the penetration of microplastics will be presented, also discussions of business efforts and possible solutions, followed by suggestions of what we can do as individuals, and then discussion. For those interested in the science of measuring plastics in the environment, a key scientist, Sherri Mason, is presenting at the Stroud Water Research Center on 9/22/19.


    Presented By: Carol Armstrong is a Ph.D. cognitive neuroscientist and neuropsychologist who was drawn by the need to preserve our marine environments where biodiversity and ecological productivity are at great risk due to the expansion of human activities. After 30 years of research, teaching, and caring for people with brain cancer and other neurological illnesses at the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, she has shifted her focus to watershed restoration. She first joined the Advisory Council of the Pennsylvania Office of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, with Harry Campbell's amazing and tireless leadership, and then completed the PennState Ext. Master Watershed Stewardship Program for Chester and Delaware Counties in 2017. Now, her major time commitment is to the Stroud Water Research Center's stream monitoring program. A long time member of the Sierra Club, Carol leads Service Outings to clean debris from critical waters, such as at the Octoraro Reservoir and the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinnicum. Carol spearheaded the Environmental Advisory Committee for Charlestown Township where they are working on riparian buffer projects and ordinances. She often espouses joining "your" watershed association (hers is the Green Valleys Watershed Assoc.), and is very pleased to be a partner with the Darby Creek Valley Association.


    Please help us keep events like this free. Donations are appreciated but not required.

    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    MS4 Stormwater and Good Housekeeping Training


    Wen. October 23, 2019 

    09:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Springfield Township Bldg.

    Bornman Hall 50 Powell Rd.

    Springfield, PA


    MS4 Stormwater and Good Housekeeping Training

    Who should attend? Municipal personnel engaged in public works, street/winter road programs, fleet maintenance activities, facility management, park/recreation/open space management, inspection and code enforcement, stormwater facility inspection and maintenance, other MS4 permit compliance activities.

    What will be covered? Pollution prevention and good housekeeping practices for municipal facility operations and green stormwater infrastructure operations and maintenance.

    Why Attend?

    To better understand stormwater pollution prevention and good housekeeping practices

    To learn about stormwater facility operation and maintenance

    To support municipal stormwater permit (MS4 permit) compliance

    To raise awareness about water resources management and protection

    Presented By :

    Susan Myerov AICP Watersheds Program Director Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC)Paul Racette Program Manager – Watersheds Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC)

    Please help us keep events like this free. Donations are appreciated but not required.

    Donations can be giving on line at dcva.org or mailed to DCVA , P.O. Box 732 Drexel Hill, PA 19026


    • Saturday, October 26, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Haverford CREC, 9000 Parkview Dr. Haverford, PA
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    Young Naturalists Series: Spiders and Their Webs 

    October 26, 2019   10:00 - 12:00

    Haverford CREC 

    9000 Parkview Dr.

    Haverford, PA 



    This is a free event - please register



    Why do we see so many spider webs in the fall? Join us to find out as we discuss spiders and their amazing variety of webs. Be prepared for an indoor lesson in the Mud Room followed by an outdoor exploration (weather permitting).

    Please help us keep events like this free. Donations are appreciated but not required.

    Remember to dress appropriately for the weather  

    Young Naturist Monthly educational outdoor nature immersion program for children from 5-10 years old will focus on nature exploration, team building, and honing observational skills. Indoor and outdoor programs, weather permitting. Check event schedule for topics and details. 



Past events

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 Philly Fall Nature Festival
Saturday, October 14, 2017 Conquering Your EV/Plug-In Fears
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 Board Meeting
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Outreach Volunteer Opportunies
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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