Stream Watch Macroinvertebrate ( Bug) ID
January 25, 2020
Start Time 8:30 - 3:30
CREC 9000 Park View Rd. Haverford, PA
We welcome volunteers who wish to learn the stream side and the laboratory techniques!
The DCVA ("StreamWatch") is a yearly study of water quality in the Darby Creek watershed. While it is possible to measure water quality and water pollution, the animals in the creeks have much to tell us about water quality – they spend their entire lives in the creek. In the "Streamwatch" macroinvertebrates (animals without backbones that are macro- large enough to see with the naked eye) are collected. These organisms have all been labeled as pollution tolerant, pollution sensitive, or facultative- meaning they can live in healthy or in impaired (polluted) environments. The collections are done in the spring at a variety of locations throughout the watershed.
The insects and bugs we collected provide a snapshot of the health of Darby Creek and we can identify the level of water quality for that section of the creek. Come and go as you please.
Free Event Please register so we can have a head count. Light lunch will be provided.
Registration is preferred, this is a free event, donations are appreciated but not required.
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February 29, 2020
AGENDA AND ANNUAL REPORT
Time Program Agenda
8:45-8:50 Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation, - Jaclyn Rhoads
8:50-9:00 Welcome to CREC! – Tim Denny
9:00-9:25 End-of-Year Summary & 2019 Annual Meeting Introduction – Jaclyn Rhoads
Presentations by Speakers:
9:25- 11:25 TBD
11:25-12:00 DCVA Blasts
Stream Cleanup & East Coast Greenway - David Bennett
Stream Watch Program - Alan Samel
Canoe Ramble - Jaclyn Rhoads
TAG – Jaclyn Rhoads/Derron LaBrake
Whetstone Run – Derron LaBrake
Citizen Science Reporting – Susan Miller
Trail Coalition Update – Scott Maits
12:00 – 1:00Light Lunch and Poster Session. Wander through Darby Creek history with William Penn! Network with members/guests, eat lunch, visit poster displays. (Light lunch prepared by Toni McIntosh)
A friendly reminder to renew your membership.
Rain Garden Workshop
Saturday March 21, 2020
9000 Parkview Drive,
Free Event , Advance Registration Required
Donations are appreciated but not required.
Learn how a beautiful addition to your property can help your community. This Rain Garden Workshop will teach you about Rain Gardens and their importance to your and surrounding communities .Learn how to build and maintain a Rain Garden yourself and how to help build rain gardens in your community. Presented by Darby Creek Valley Association, Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative and Hav-a-Rain Garden.
Rain Gardens reduce flooding and storm water pollution, improving water quality in our streams and rivers for aquatic life and recreational users.
Build and maintain your own garden!
Help to Protect our Waterways!
What is a Rain Garden?
Beautiful landscaped areas built down, instead of up, intercepting runoff from buildings, driveways and other impervious surfaces before it can reach the storm sewers and streams. Small gardens are typically 6-12 inches deep and drain within a day or two after a rain. Plants are water and drought tolerant and need little or no watering after they are established..
This is a free event , advance registration is required