Events

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, April 06, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    Register

     DCVA 15th Annual Stream Watch 

    April 6, 2019 

    8:30-3:00

    Lunch will be provided 



    Contact Alan Samel  for details and times alan.samel@gmail.com

    Come help us sample the macroinvertebrates in the creek! Stay for the whole time or show up at anytime.

    We welcome volunteers who wish to learn the stream side and the laboratory techniques! In addition, we are meeting with local residents, schools, scout troops, etc. to encourage the groups to adopt sections of the stream for monitoring. DCVA is also working with interested groups to provide the required training, equipment and technical support to monitor the sites.

    This is a great opportunity for you to get in the creek, take samples, work with the samplers, and see what is living in Darby Creek.  We take samples from six locations on Darby Creek: Bartram Park in Darby, the Swedish Cabin in Upper Darby,Darby Creek Road in Haverford (downstream from the Haverford Reserve), Skunk Hollow in Radnor, the Brandywine Preserve at Waterloo Mills in Easttown, and the pump house next to the bridge on Newtown Road Berwyn, .  What a great way to meet others and learn more about Darby Creek!! 

    Locations , directions and times :


    We plan to start at 8:30 and hope to finish around 3:00.  People come to all sites and people help out at some sites.  Anyone with an interest can come when they can. Please contact Alan Samel at alan.samel@gmail.com

    The insects and bugs we collect provide a snapshot of the health of Darby Creek. This will be our 13th year of intense sample collections and identifications. From this long-term sampling, a trend of the stream health at each site has been determined. Each year at our Insect Identification Workshop, held in January/February, we compare our findings from the water quality determinations from the previous years. It’s a way of getting the big picture from a lot of very small bugs!  


    ·       8:30  Bartram Park - Off Lansdowne Ave just beyond the hospital, coming
    from Drexel Hill or Havertown.   Turn at 14th Street.  The Park is off Chestnut

    ·       9:30 – Swedish Cabin – 9 Creek Road.  This site is off Burmont Road to Mary Street, make a left turn onto Mary St and follow signs to the cabin, at the end of the road.

    ·       10:30 Havertown -  Off Darby Creek Road; meet at bridge just below state
    hospital

    ·       1:00 Skunk Hollow - Entrance to skunk hollow in Radnor is off of Darby Paoli Rd.  The gate is usually locked, so if people are coming, be patient, we will unlock the gate.  Please do not enter without us.

    From Haverford, take blue route to  St.Davids/Villanova exit (exit 13...old exit 5) no matter which direction coming off blue route, take a left at end of ramp and go west on Rte 30 à go to next light and take a left (Radnor Chester Rd.) go to next light (Conestoga Rd) àcross Conestoga and take immediate dog leg to the right and road turns into Newtown Rd. àgo to dead end, Darby Paoli Rd and take left à go down about 1/4 mile and entrance to Skunk Hollow is on your right à park at gravel area at bottom on entrance

    Coming from Haverford not on blue route à take Darby Rd to Rte 320, Sproul Rd à take a right at dead end à go to next light, Bryn Mawr Ave à take a left, and then as road goes down, take a right on first road, Darby Paoli Rd àwind around past Overbrook Golf Course on your right past big cow pasture on your left à just past Saw Mill Rd on your left is entrance to Skunk Hollow

    ·       2:00 Brandywine Conservancy – 860 S. Waterloo Road, Easttown, PA 19333

    Darby Paoli Road (left turn out of Skunk Hollow) heading away from Bryn Mawr Avenue à Darby Paoli Road turns into Church Road à Waterloo Road is on the left à Turn left down the road to a parking lot and kiosk à from there, a trail leads down to the stream

    • 3:00 Pumping Station - 543 Newtown Rd, Berwyn, PA  19312 but that is the house next-door.  Facing 543 it’s the pump house on the right, next to the creek and bridge over Darby Creek.







    • Saturday, April 13, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Darby Creek

             Darby Creek Valley Association's

             35th Anniversary Annual Clean up 

                         April 13th 2019 

                      Locations Near You 


    SAVE THE DATE APRIL 13th 2019 

    Over 40 locations

    4 Counties 

    126 Linear Miles of Stream


    Visit DCVA  Clean Up  for more information 

    • Saturday, April 27, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Sacred Heart Academy , 480 S. Bryn Mawr Ave. . Bryn Mawr , PA 1910

                          Volunteer Opportunities

    Meadowbrook Run Wetland Meadow Rehabilitation 

      480 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 


    Contact Ann Jackson at 

    annasingerjackson@icloud.com


    Wetlands act as “nature’s kidneys” by removing polluting nutrients and sediments from surface and groundwater. By protecting water quality, wetlands keep our lakes, streams, and groundwater healthy and are important to the integrity of aquatic ecosystems. 

    Help restore one of  Darby Creek wetlands. 


    Saturday, March 23,2019

    (Cancelled if rain.)

    9:30am-12:30pm


    Cut vines


    Saturday, April 27,2019

    (rain or shine)!

    9:30-am-12:30pm


    Plant small native shrubs!


     

    Saturday, May 25,2019

    (rain or shine)

    9:30-am-12:30pm

    Plant native flowers for

    pollinators.

    Saturday, June 22,2019

    (rain or shine)

    9:30-am-12:30pm

    Plant native flowers for

    pollinators.


       

    Bring: loppers. hand-pruners, rakes,saws, shovels. ( some equipment will be there) 

    Wear: boots, sturdy shoes, gloves, long sleeves, long pants,hats.


    There is poison ivy

    Under 18 yrs must be accompanied by adult!

    Educational material provide




    • Saturday, April 27, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Haverford CREC, 9000 Parkview Dr. Haverford, PA
    • 9
    Register

    DCVA 

    Young Naturalists Series: Butterflies, Bees & Me

        April 27, 2019 - 10:00-12:00

    Haverford CREC 

    9000 Parkview Dr.

    Haverford, PA 

    This is a free event - please register


    Join us at Haverford Earth Day to find out why pollinators are an essential part of our ecosystem.  Learn about butterflies and bees in their roles as pollinators and what we can do to protect and support them from the many threats they face. We will begin in the Environmental Lab at the CREC, then continue our exploration outside. Plan to get your hands dirty as we plan to plant pollinator-friendly plants in a pollinator garden located behind the CREC (Bring your own gloves if you’d like to use them!).


    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. 



    • Wednesday, May 01, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • James Pentimall Park, Troop 339 Scout Cabin, Ridley Park, PA
    • 35
    Register

    Free event must preregister. Event is free donations are appreciated but not required.  

    • Saturday, May 04, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • John Heinz Environmental Summit
    Register

    Annual Delaware County Environmental Summit :

    A New Campaign for Cleaning up Our Waterways

    Sponsored by DCVA and Friends of Heinz Refuge

    May 4, 2019    9:30-12:30 

    John Heinz Wildlife Refuge  

    This is a free event-please register .


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


    Keynote Speaker - Sandra Meola, Director for Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed

    "Addressing Plastics in the Watershed"


    Additional speakers to talk about new initiatives

    Discussion with partners in attendance about creating a new campaign that will include stronger municipal ordinances,


    Higher fines for illegal dumping, and reducing plastics in our waste stream.


    Saturday, May 4th

    930 AM to 1230PM


    Light refreshments and BYO mug


    • Saturday, May 11, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Haverford CREC, 9000 Parkview Road, Haverford, P
    Register

    In the second half of the workshop, she will review 5 gardens submitted by students and discuss what can be done to make it more pollinator friendly.

    If you are interested in submitting your garden, please email the following to Julia no later than 1 week prior to the class: @ JLo@tylerarboretum.org

    • Your name

    • 3 electronic photos of your garden area that shows what else is growing there, where it is located (ie. close to driveway, slope etc).

    • Description of your growing conditions:  shady, sunny (minimum of 6 hours of direct sun), morning sun only, afternoon sun only; wet soil as it is a low spot; lots of trees

    Selection will be based on the completeness of the submission and type of challenge.

    Registration is required, this is a free event, donations are appreciated but not required.

    Bio

    Julia Lo Ehrhardt is the Community Outreach Manager at Tyler Arboretum and engages volunteers, interns and groups with mission related topics. She has over 28 years of experience in the public garden field which includes directing the Anderson Japanese Garden, directing the School of Professional Horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden, and managing outdoor horticulture at Baywood Greens and Longwood Gardens. She has also taught college level horticulture at Cecil Community College. Most recently, she was the Director of Visitor Experience at Mt. Cuba Center where she managed the tour programs and visitor services. Julia earned a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of British Columbia and a M.S. in Public Horticulture from the University of Delaware, Longwood Graduate Program.



    • Saturday, May 25, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Sacred Heart Academy , 480 S. Bryn Mawr Ave. . Bryn Mawr , PA 1910

                          Volunteer Opportunities

    Meadowbrook Run Wetland Meadow Rehabilitation 

      480 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 


    Contact Ann Jackson at 

    annasingerjackson@icloud.com


    Wetlands act as “nature’s kidneys” by removing polluting nutrients and sediments from surface and groundwater. By protecting water quality, wetlands keep our lakes, streams, and groundwater healthy and are important to the integrity of aquatic ecosystems. 

    Help restore one of  Darby Creek wetlands. 


    Saturday, March 23,2019

    (Cancelled if rain.)

    9:30am-12:30pm


    Cut vines


    Saturday, April 27,2019

    (rain or shine)!

    9:30-am-12:30pm


    Plant small native shrubs!


     

    Saturday, May 25,2019

    (rain or shine)

    9:30-am-12:30pm

    Plant native flowers for

    pollinators.

    Saturday, June 22,2019

    (rain or shine)

    9:30-am-12:30pm

    Plant native flowers for

    pollinators.


       

    Bring: loppers. hand-pruners, rakes,saws, shovels. ( some equipment will be there) 

    Wear: boots, sturdy shoes, gloves, long sleeves, long pants,hats.


    There is poison ivy

    Under 18 yrs must be accompanied by adult!

    Educational material provide




    • Saturday, May 25, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Haverford CREC, 9000 Parkview Dr. Haverford, PA
    • 23
    Register

    DCVA

    Young Naturalists Series: A Log’s Life

    March 23, 2019 - 10:00-12:00

    Haverford CREC 

    9000 Parkview Dr.

    Haverford, PA 

    This is a free event - please register


    Although a log is no longer a living tree, it is still teeming with life! We will take a closer look at logs as we discover their role as a vital part of the forest ecosystem, including the many critters that call a log home. We will begin in the Environmental Lab at the CREC, then continue our exploration outside (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. 



    • Thursday, May 30, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Springfield Country Club 400 W Sproul Rd, Springfield, PA 19064
    Register


    • Saturday, June 22, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Sacred Heart Academy , 480 S. Bryn Mawr Ave. . Bryn Mawr , PA 1910

                          Volunteer Opportunities

    Meadowbrook Run Wetland Meadow Rehabilitation 

      480 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 


    Contact Ann Jackson at 

    annasingerjackson@icloud.com


    Wetlands act as “nature’s kidneys” by removing polluting nutrients and sediments from surface and groundwater. By protecting water quality, wetlands keep our lakes, streams, and groundwater healthy and are important to the integrity of aquatic ecosystems. 

    Help restore one of  Darby Creek wetlands. 


    Saturday, March 23,2019

    (Cancelled if rain.)

    9:30am-12:30pm


    Cut vines


    Saturday, April 27,2019

    (rain or shine)!

    9:30-am-12:30pm


    Plant small native shrubs!


     

    Saturday, May 25,2019

    (rain or shine)

    9:30-am-12:30pm

    Plant native flowers for

    pollinators.

    Saturday, June 22,2019

    (rain or shine)

    9:30-am-12:30pm

    Plant native flowers for

    pollinators.


       

    Bring: loppers. hand-pruners, rakes,saws, shovels. ( some equipment will be there) 

    Wear: boots, sturdy shoes, gloves, long sleeves, long pants,hats.


    There is poison ivy

    Under 18 yrs must be accompanied by adult!

    Educational material provide




    • Saturday, July 20, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Glenolden Borough Hall , 36 Boon Ave., Glenolden, PA 19036
    • 29
    Register


    Free event must preregister. Event is free donations are appreciated but not required.  

Past events

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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