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

Our 34th annual Watershed Wide Cleanup event takes place in April and encompases approximately 35 sites spread over the entire watershed including Darby Creek, Cobbs Creek, Naylor’s Run, Muckinpatis Creek, Ithan Creek and 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 within 32 municipalities in 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 clean the Cobbs Creek from Haverford Township heading South thru Upper Darby, Millbourne and Philadelphia to Eastwick.

DCVA would like 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.

Volunteer hours can go towards community service obligations.  

For more information email suedcva@gmail.com

2018 Clean-Up Committee

David Bennett , Chair

Gerry Krieg , Co -Chair

Sue Miller  suedcva@gmail.com

Past Sponsors

The Delaware County Solid Waste Authority

Delaware County Maintenance District of Penn DOT 

The Delaware County Conservation District 

The City of Philadelphia.  

We also receive wonderful support from most of our individual municipalities, generous individuals, and our numerous volunteers.


   First Clean-Up 1984 

If you would like help clean up the creek: Please contact the Captain at the location near you.  If a Captain is not listed please contact suedcva@gmail.com

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

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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