The Darby Creek Watershed encompasses 49,920 acres and drains directly into and provides the water that sustains John Heinz Wildlife Refuge, the largest remaining freshwater tidal marsh in Pennsylvania. The refuge is a treasured green space teeming with a rich diversity of fish, wildlife, and plants native to the Delaware Estuary. The refuge supports a diversity of habitats, including freshwater tidal marsh, open waters, mudflats, and woodlands that the hundreds of species call home.arian zones, and including the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.

Tinicum marshes provide vital migratory stopover habitat for many migratory birds and provide food plentiful enough to support nesting pairs of bald eagles. Since it is the water from Darby Creek that sustains these important marshes it is very important that the water that flows from and through our urban communities in the entire watershed delivers the cleanest water to sustain all of the important wildlife that are dependent on the marsh for their food and nesting habitat. 


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As far as we’re concerned, race days are as listed above and we anticipate that most people will race then - BUT - the advantage of having a virtual race is you can do it when and where works best for you. So it’s up to you. 

Environmental WatchDog Program

Report Illegal Dumping 

Hazardous Waste 

Who to Call When 

35th Annual Watershed Wide

Clean Up

DCVA would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers that help make this years clean up the largest in the events history.

Total Collected in 2019 :

55.88 Tons of Garbage      532 Tires

The Stormwater House Call is a free program created to assist homeowners in assessing their properties for ways to better manage stormwater through Best Management Practices. These can be as simple as reducing pesticide use to installing rain barrels, rain gardens and riparian buffers.

Upcoming Events

Darby Creek Valley Association P.O. Box 732 Drexel Hill, PA 19026   |   Phone: 484.222.2502
Jaclyn Rhoads, President –
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