2nd Vice President - Derron LaBrake
He is a principal at Wetlands & Ecology. Inc. He earned his B.S. Biology /Ecology Concentration from West Chester University, and has been working as a consulting ecologist for more than 30 yrs. His professional certifications include Ecological Designer, Professional Wetland Scientist, Habitat Evaluation Procedures, and Wetland Evaluation Technique. Specialized training completed include: Master Watershed Steward Training from the Penn State Extension; and Low Impact Development and Stormwater Management from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
In April 2018, Derron’s work as the lead designer of green stormwater infrastructure project that was recognized by the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia and the Green Stormwater Infrastructure Partnership with an Excellence in Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) award for a Private Project. Derron has completed six other GSI projects in the Pennypack Creek watershed over the past 12 years. He is an active member of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative’s Upstream Suburban Philadelphia Cluster, which is funded in part by the William Penn Foundation (WPF) to engage and educate the public about water quality. He has been the monitoring lead for Cobbs Creek in this project since 2014.
Derron represents DCVA in the Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Community Advisory Group, which was formed to inform and advise the community that lives adjacent to the Lower Darby Creek Superfund Site. He served as co-chair of the Technical Working Group between 2014 and 2018, when the Clearview Landfill remedial design was underway and continues to provide technical assistance as an active member of the CAG. He has also been able to watchdog EPA as they address this complicated site, bringing the experience he gained from working on 21 other non-EPA lead superfund sites, six of which were landfills to support the interests and needs of the Eastwick Community. Derron can be reached at: email@example.com