35th Darby -Cobbs Watershed Cleanup is April 13, 2019

Each Spring since 1984 the Darby Creek Valley Association hosts a watershed-wide clean up event focusing on removing trash, tires, and other debris from regional waterways. During this event, volunteers work together to clean up sites located throughout the watershed.

An incredible amount of trash makes its way into our local waterways each year. Last year DCVA had 392 volunteers and collected 5.79 tons of debris in our dumpsters and 6680 pounds in trash bags. Every year we try to expand our reach and add new sites. We are projected to have 38 sites within all the streams and tributaries of the Darby Creek/Cobbs Creek Watershed within Delaware County, Philadelphia County, and Montgomery County including approximately 126 linear miles of streams and 10 miles of roadsides.   

Help us as we work to protect and preserve our local stream, creeks by sponsoring or donating to the 2019 Stream Clean-up.

Please send email to suedcva@gmail.com

Pay Online at DCVA.ORG donations or mail check to:  DCVA P.O. Box 732, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

If mailing check please send email and logo to suedcva@gmail.com.

Help us make a difference and sponsor DCVA today.

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Help us as we work to protect and preserve our local stream, creeks by sponsoring or donating to the 2019 Stream Clean-up.

   First Clean-Up 1984 

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Help us as we work to protect and preserve our local stream, creeks by sponsoring or donating to the 2019 Stream Clean-up.

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

2018 Cleanup Captains chart          
DELCO   Name Phone Alt Phone Email
Bryn Mawr/Haverford   TBD TBD TBD TBD
Collingdale Park   Joe Ciavarelli 610-586-0500 484-486-0110  
Colwyn   Jacqui Stevenson 215-280-2229   stevenson.colwyn@gmail.com
Darby Trolley Bridge   John&Jan Haigis 610-583-0788  April 28 janhaigis@yahoo.com
Bartram Park/Darby   John&Jan Haigis "  April 28  
Drexel Hill/Bloomfield ave   Maureen McMahon 610-626-9526 267-918-5526 mcim1@yahoo.com
Drexel Hill/Bond Ave Park   Anna Jackson 610-585-5038   annasingerjackson@icloud.com
Drexel Hill/Collenbrook Farm   Clyde Hunt 610-449-9333   cghunt61@icloud.com
Drexel Hill/Collenbrook Church   Barbarann Keffer 610-716-5196    
Drexel Hill/ Mansion Park   Covered Covered Covered Covered 
Drexel Hill/ Rockbourne Falls   Robin Mann  610-527-4598    
Drexel Hill/Swedish Cabin   TBD TBD TBD  
Drexel Hill/Kent Park   Susan Witkowski 610-733-8153    
Drexel Hill/Kent Park to Swedish Cabin   TBD TBD TBD  
Glenolden Park   James Labonski 215-783-2832   jlabonski@aol.com
Glenolden    Joe Dolan 610-583-7680   elfjed@aol.com
Haverford/Glendale Pk   Tim Denny 610-446-9397   tdenny@havtwp.org
Haverford/Merwood Pk   Greg Bannett 610-299-6803   gbannett@gmail.com
Haverford/Grange   Mark Anderson 610-529-0469   mandersoncpa@mail.com
Lansdowne/Hoffman Pk   Vanessa Bullock 484-410-4831   vbullmo@fmcs.gov
Lansdowne/Pennock Woods   Jack Kelly 610-623-5156  April 15 stackie44@gmail.com
Lansdowne/Marlyn Pk   Dale Harris 484-844-7363   dragonflywom2@aol.com
Marple/ Wetstone Run   Chuck Potesto 610-724-5805   chuckpro8@gmail.com
Marple/ Behind apartments   Rick Flounders   Broomall Rotary  
Newtown Sq/Fox Run   Marty Milligan 610-353-7024    
Norwood   Gerry Kreig    Different Day  gkrieg@netcarrier.com
Radnor/Sawmill-Skunk Hollow   Lisa Borowski 610-547-7537   lborowski@radnor.org
Ridley/Stoney Creek behind Leedom Estates   Jill Walls 610-306-8018   jimwalls@gmail.com
Sharon Hill    TBD TBD    
Norwood/Morton House   Judy Anastasi 610-583-3002    
Glenolden/Folcroft   Ruth Nowry 610-532-0123    
Springfield Swim Club   Dave/Melonie Damon 610-544-5432 610-583-4100 dave@damonengineers.com
Upper Darby/Marshall rd/Old Church  lane   Joanne Davis 610-818-5800 610-734-3307  
Upper Darby/Naylors Run   Pete Leahy 610-622-0320    
Yeadon/Cobbs Creek Pk   Roy Hunter 610-284-1606    
Lower Merion   Andrea Campisi 610-645-6112    
Blue Bell Tavern   David Bennet 6106261344 Different Day dster21@comcast.net
Eastwick   Earl Wilson TBD TBD  
Marshall Road to Balt ave   Isa Shahid
(EESSA Sha-Heed')

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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