Upcoming Events

    • Saturday, January 12, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Haverford CREC , (000 Park View Rd. Haverford, PA
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    Stream Watch Macroinvertebrate ( Bug)  ID 

    January 12, 2019

    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.



    Please feel free to contact suedcva@gmail.com for more information.


    • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    • 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Haverford CREC 9000 Park View Dr. Haverford, PA
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    Citizen Science ; Winter Salt Watch Workshop

    Tuesday January 15th 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

    Haverford CREC

    9000 Parkview Dr.

    Haverford, PA 


    Photo credits : thedetroitbureau.com

    Please register event is free

    Road salt (sodium chloride) is everywhere during winter months. It keeps us safe on roads and sidewalks, but it can also pose a threat to fish and wildlife as well as human health. Come to this training , Tuesday January 15th 6:30-8:00 at  Haverford CREC 9000 Parkview Dr. Haverford PA to learn how to monitor the creek for elevated chloride levels. We will learn about the “Winter Salt Watch” and its nationwide effort to map out salt “hot spots” in creeks across the country. We will then learn how to use the chloride test strips and how to upload the data to the national map and database. 

    Please register event is free, donations are appreciated but not required.


    • Saturday, April 06, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
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    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 five locations on Darby Creek: Bartram Park in Darby, Darby Creek Road in Havertown (downstream from the Haverford Reserve), Skunk Hollow in Radnor, the Brandywine Preserve at Waterloo Mills in Easttown, and the Swedish Cabin in Upper Darby.  What a great way to meet others and learn more about Darby Creek!! 

    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 is the ninth 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 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!  But getting into the stream and collecting the bugs is only part of the stream watch program. 

    The next step will be to identify the bugs pulled from the stream.  We then can identify the level of water quality for that section of the creek.  The Insect Identification Workshop will be scheduled for this coming fall.  Please check the DCVA web-site for more information as we get closer to this time.


Past Events

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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