By David Bennett
Our 34th annual Watershed Wide Cleanup event takes place in April It takes place at approximately 30 sites spread over the entire watershed including Darby Creek, Cobbs Creek, Naylor’s Run, Muckinpatis Creek, Ithan Creek and the various small streams that feed these named creeks. The event begin at 9:00 AM and continue until 12 noon. As in the past we will be working in 31 municipalities that cover the watershed from East Town, Chester County thru all the sites in Delaware County following the Creek as far South as Norwood Borough at the Morton Morton House. We also be cleaning the Cobbs Creek from Haverford Township heading South thru Upper Darby, Millbourne and Philadelphia to Eastwick.
We are supported by the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority, Delaware County Maintenance District of Penn DOT, The Delaware County Conservation District, and the City of Philadelphia. We also receive wonderful support from most of our individual municipalities, generous individuals, and our numerous volunteers.
We will have a Web Page up and running on the DCVA Website later on this winter but for the new times for the next event. Please contact me, David Bennett, Chairman of the DCVA Cleanup with any questions you may have.
I want to invite any interested folks to volunteer. We can always use more help. Also, we need volunteers to take photographs of the people and the creek and the trash and send them back to us.
At your service
David Bennett, firstname.lastname@example.org (610) 626-1344 Cleanup Committee Chair
Bell Tavern/Cobbs Creek Pky,Main St.,Island ave
Bryn Mawr/Haverford/Ithan Creek/Darby Road
Clifton Heights/West side of Darby Creek
Collingdale Park /Jackson/Hermasproda
Colwyn/John Bossaco Park/Pine Street
Darby Trolley Bridge/Springfield Rd & other Darby sites
Drexel Hill/Bloomfield and Rosemont
Drexel Hill /Bond ave Pk and footbridge
Drexel Hill/Collenbrook Farm
Drexel Hill/Collenbrook United Church
Drexel Hill/Mansion Park
Drexel Hill/Rockbourne Falls
Drexel Hill/Swedish Cabin area
Drexel Hill/Kent Park tp Swedish Cabin
Eastwick/SW Philadelphia/78th St.
Haverford Twp/Glendale Pk/Merry Pl.
Haverford Twp/Merwood Park
Haverford Twp/The Grange Estate
John Heinz Wildlife Refuge/8601 Lindbergh Blvd.
Lansdowne/Marlyn Park/Resevoir Park
Marple/ Behind Appartments
Marple/ Wet Stone Run
Newtown Square/Fox Run
Norwood /Morton Morton House
Radnor/Ithan Valley Park/Ithan Avenue
Sharon Hill/Meet Borough Hall
Upper Darby/Marshall Rd/Old Church Ln
Upper Darby Naylors Run Park/Garrett Rd
Springfield Swim Club/Indian Rock Park
Yeadon/Cobbs Creek Park/65th & Chester
Philadelphia/ Cobbs Creek/ Marshall Rd to Baltimore Av
Lower Merion / TDB
2017, DCVA 33rd Watershed Clean Up was another successful year. 2017 was our second year at the site in Eastwick, beginning at the northeastern border of the Clearview Landfill and heading up the Cobbs as far as Island Avenue. We had a new crew working at the Bell Tavern on Main Street at the Cobbs Creek Parkway led by the Clean Air Council of Philadelphia. We also clean farther up the Cobbs in the vicinity of the Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center at 63rd and Catharine St. in Philadelphia.There was also a separate cleanup event at the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge, which DCVA partners with, on April 15th, 2017 led by the Refuge Staff and the Friends of John Heinz. They always need to hold their event at a time when the tide is at its lowest level on a Saturday in order to access the stream and marsh banks. We are supported by the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority, Delaware County Maintenance District of Penn DOT, The Delaware County Conservation District, and the City of Philadelphia. We also receive wonderful support from most of our individual municipalities, generous individuals, and our numerous volunteers.
2017 DCVA Darby/Cobbs Creek Cleanup Committee
From Left to Right: Jasmine Sadat, Kaitlyn Manasterski, Rich Horwitz
From left to right Kaitlyn Manasterski, Jasmine Sadat, Loida Hopkins, Joseph Small, Brittany Salen, Russell Zerbo, and Earl Wilson