Upcoming Events

    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Haverford CREC , (000 Park View Rd. Haverford, PA

    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.



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


    • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Haverford CREC 9000 Parkview Haverford PA
    Register


    Annual Meeting

    February 29, 2020

    8:30-2:00


    AGENDA AND ANNUAL REPORT

    Time Program Agenda

    8:30-8:45 Welcome/Coffee

    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.







    • Saturday, March 21, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Haverford Recreation and Environmental Center, 9000 Parkview Rd., Haverford, PA
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    Rain Garden Workshop

    Saturday March 21, 2020 

    9:00 am-Noon

    Haverford CREC

    9000 Parkview Drive,

    Haverford, PA 


    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

    Donations are appreciated but not required.



Past Events

Saturday, November 09, 2019 Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wetland Restoration
Saturday, October 26, 2019 Young Naturalists Series: Spiders and Their Webs
Saturday, October 26, 2019 Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wetland Restoration
Friday, October 25, 2019 Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wetland Restoration
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 MS4 Stormwater and Good Housekeeping Training
Saturday, October 19, 2019 Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wetland Restoration
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 DCVA 's 5th Annual Local EAC Summit
Saturday, October 12, 2019 Residential Rain Garden and Garden Walk Tour
Saturday, October 05, 2019 The Science and Business of Plastics in our Environment.
Saturday, October 05, 2019 WILD NEIGHBORS: LOVING, PROTECTING, AND PEACEFUL COEXISTING WITH WILDLIFE ( Haverford)
Saturday, September 28, 2019 Young Naturalists Series: Be Friends To Bats
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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