34th Darby -Cobbs Watershed Cleanup is April 14, 2018


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,  dster21@comcast.net   (610) 626-1344 Cleanup Committee Chair





   First Clean-Up 1984 

Location: 

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.

Folcroft/Glenolden

Glenolden Park

Glenolden

Haverford Twp/Glendale Pk/Merry Pl.

Haverford Twp/Merwood Park

Haverford Twp/The Grange Estate

John Heinz Wildlife Refuge/8601 Lindbergh Blvd.

Lansdowne/Hoffman Park

Lansdowne/Pennock Terrace

Lansdowne/Marlyn Park/Resevoir Park

Marple/ Behind Appartments

Marple/ Wet Stone Run

Newtown Square/Fox Run

Norwood

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

Other Locations:

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

  • David Bennett, Chair
  • Earl Wilson, Vice Chair
  • Donna Adams, Communications
  • Barbarann Keffer, Trouble Shooter
  • Gerry Kreig, Technical Advisor

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

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