Events

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, July 15, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Webinar

    Young Naturalist Lunch & Learn with Connie Nye

      

    We are very excited to be hosting local children's author and environmental educator Connie Nye for a fun and informative webinar!  Grab your lunch and log in to learn about watersheds and stewardship with Connie Nye utilizing her fun and interactive books.

    Sweet Water Hunt is a mystery novel for grades 4-7; Can He Keep It? is a picture book for younger kids and their families. Connie will read, sing, and guide participants through fun activities about nature and protecting water that make learning fun! To participate in a guided activity during the webinar, please bring with you a crayon, a piece of white paper, and a fresh (not dried out) leaf, like a maple or oak (but not poison ivy!).

    For a small taste of what Connie does, visit her on YouTube for some Co-vid encouraged field explorations, songs sung by Pete the Shad, and more!

    Connie Nye lives in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, and has been working with children for thirty years in environmental, science, and outdoor education. She has developed numerous teacher workshops and programs for elementary, middle, and high school students, including Indoor Out School, Brandywine FLOWS (the Future/the Legacy of Our WaterShed) and the Red Streams Blue School Program. As the mother of two daughters, an avid outdoor person, and a writer, Ms. Nye couldn’t think of a better way to spend her days than exploring the Brandywine watershed. 

    Please help us keep events like this free. Donations are appreciated but not required.


    Young Naturalist monthly educational nature programs for children from 5-10 years old will focus on nature exploration, team building, and honing observational skills. Check event schedule for topics and details.


    • Tuesday, July 21, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • webinar


    Citizen Science/StreamKeeper Meet and Greet

    July 21, 2020  

    6:30-7:30 

    Webinar 




    DCVA is proud to be part of the Willistown Conservation Trust (WCT) and Stroud Water research , in an effort to study and protect the Darby Creek. Working with our partners we are implementing water quality monitoring efforts at 32 sites across our watershed. Sites will be located in Easttown, Radnor , Haverford, and Upper Darby.

    Each month, our team of committed citizen scientists/StreamKeepers will gather valuable data throughout the watershed. The StreamKeepers are the eyes and ears of the creek, venturing out to take photos and complete monitoring forms. With dozens of miles of streams in the suburban part of the Darby Creek, this monitoring would be impossible without our Streamkeepers commitment. Our Streamkeepers care about the creek!

    Join us and learn about our efforts,volunteer opportunities and commitment . 

    While our focus is in Easttown, Radnor,  Haverford and Upper Darby We are hoping to expand our efforts. If you are interested in learning more feel free to register. 



     



    • Wednesday, July 22, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar

    Watershed 101:

    Lunch with Carol -Microplastics in Riverine Systems

    July 22, 2020 

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    webinar 




    Please help us keep events like this free. Donations are appreciated but not required.


    Plastics are commonplace in and around our waters of Pennsylvania, in our soils, and in the air, and understanding their affects on our environments and on life is urgent.  This science is still in its infancy and questions are basic such as how plastics are being dumped and leaked daily, which biological systems can microplastics affect with how much damage, and what are the effects on biota of the contaminants in plastics.  Policies are not yet developed in any country for microplastics, or on effects in riverine systems.  The current methods to dispose of plastic waste are far from being circularized in the economy.  More information is needed on effectiveness of efforts to reduce plastic waste, how to change human behavior and responses to policies, how industry can be drawn in with incentives/disincentives, and on how to assess the consequences of plastic waste.  This webinar will focus on studies and policies on riverine systems, and will include available studies of Pennsylvania streams.

    Carol Armstrong is a cognitive neuroscientist and neuropsychologist who shifted her focus to watershed restoration after 35 years of research on radiotherapy effects on the brain and caring for people with brain cancer and other neurological and psychiatric illnesses at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  She is a member of the Friends of Heinz Refuge Board, PennState Ext. Master Watershed Steward for Chester and Delaware Counties, the Stroud Water Research Center's stream monitoring program, vice-chair of Charlestown Township Environmental Advisory Committee, and Advisory Council of the Pennsylvania Office of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. 





    • Wednesday, July 29, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Webinar

    Young Naturalist Lunch & Learn with Jennifer Keats Curtis

    We are so excited to host author Jennifer Keats Curtis to share her book Creek Critters in a fun and informative webinar! Grab your lunch and log in for a read aloud and informal Q&A session. This new release is a realistic fiction, co-authored with scientists at Stroud Water Research Center, that will demonstrate how easy it is for kids to understand the water quality of the creeks they visit by taking a closer look at the critters inhabiting it!

    Please help us keep events like this free. Donations are appreciated but not required.


    Young Naturalist monthly educational nature programs for children from 5-10 years old will focus on nature exploration, team building, and honing observational skills. Check event schedule for topics and details.

    • Thursday, July 30, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • webinar

    Watershed 101-

    Lunch with Christa- Edible Wild Plants 

    July 30, 2020 

    12:00- 1:00

    Webinar 



    Please help us keep events like this free. Donations are appreciated but not required.

    There are an abundance of edible delights waiting for you to discover in your backyards and wild places. In today's presentation learn about wild edibles, both native and invasive, that grow in our area and how to identify, responsibly forage and prepare them for safe consumption. I will also provide resources and personal recipes in addition to a question and answer session.

    Originally from Florida,  I moved to the Northeast 11 years ago with my wife to help with an aging parent and decided to go back to school and change career paths. I had been a chef for the last 10 years and wanted to pursue a career in the environmental sciences, my other true passion. I received a scholarship from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to attend East Stroudsburg University and got my B.S. in Environmental Studies with a minor in Geography focused on Watershed hydrology and ecology. Foraging in this temperate region came as a natural fit, being out in the landscape working and my love of food led me to learning what nature had to offer. I used guides, workshops, online forums, friends and my local community.  I started as an intern for the Musconetcong watershed association and my mentor introduced me to Stroud water research center and I did a dual internship between the two and  am now the Water quality field Specialist for the MWA and the Field technician for SWRC in the northern Delaware watershed. I have founded the Lehigh Valley chapter of the Native plant Society with a colleague and my wife and have been giving free educational plant walks since our inception. 


    • Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)
    • zoom webinar

    Young Naturalist Lunch & Learn with Author Jacqueline Briggs Martin

    We are so excited to host author Jacqueline Briggs Martin to share her book Creekfinding, a true story for kids that explains how a lost ecosystem in Iowa was brought back to life! Grab your lunch and log in for a read aloud and discussion about how the book came to be, followed by an informal Q&A session.

    Jacqueline Briggs Martin is the author of many other books including Snowflake Bentley, winner of the 1999 Caldecott Medal, and The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish, an ALA Notable Book, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book, Riverbank Review Finalist, Notable Social Studies Trade book and winner of The Golden Kite Award for Illustration. To check out all her other work please visit her website at www.jacquelinebriggsmartin.com.

    Please help us keep events like this free. Donations are appreciated but not required.


    Young Naturalist monthly educational nature programs for children from 5-10 years old will focus on nature exploration, team building, and honing observational skills. Check event schedule for topics and details.


    • Wednesday, August 26, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Webinar

    Young Naturalist Lunch & Learn with Author Scott Russell Sanders

    Please join us in welcoming author Scott Russell Sanders to share his book Crawdad Creek, a beautiful story about two children discovering the beautiful and fascinating life within the creek that runs behind their house (not to mention an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children chosen by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council). Grab your lunch and join us as the author reads from Crawdad Creek, talks about how he came to write it, and why outdoor adventures for kids are so important.

    Scott Russell Sanders is the author of more than two dozen books for children and adults, some drawn from history, some from imagination. As writer, teacher, and public speaker, he seeks to convey his wonder at the vast, marvelous, unending show we call nature, and his curiosity about the two-legged species to which he belongs. His newest book The Way of Imagination will be released on August 11th. To check out his many other books and awards please visit his website at www.scottrussellsanders.com

    Please help us keep events like this free. Donations are appreciated but not required.


    • Sunday, September 13, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Ridley Marina , Ridley Park, PA 19078

     

    Sept 13, 2020

    401 Swarthmore Ave.

    Ridley Park, PA 19078 


    High tide is at 9:45 P.M
    Registration: 10 P.M. - 10:45 P.M. 

    Mass start is at 11 P.M.

    $20 Pre-Registration Fee/person

    $25 Registration at event / Person

    Please register and fill out the following forms; either email to suedcva@gmail.com or bring with you day of race.   


    Non Participants are encouraged to come out and cheer others on. A lunch will be held afterwards for participants . Non participants may join the luncheon for a small fee.

    Race Map 

    Darby Creek Race Course starting at Ridley Marina- (1).jpg

    Race Organizer:  Sue Miller suedcva.org

      **Bring your own Canoe or Kayak to participate.



Past events

Saturday, June 27, 2020 Young Naturalists Series: Terrific Tadpoles *Virtual Workshop*
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Landfill 101- Norwood Landfill
Monday, June 22, 2020 Lunch with Kate - The Fish of Darby Creek
Saturday, June 20, 2020 Citizen Science: Invasive Species Training
Saturday, June 13, 2020 Tributary Trot
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Lunch with Debbie- The Birds of the Darby Creek Watershed
Saturday, May 23, 2020 Young Naturalists Series: World Turtle Day
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Lunch with Garrett- Invasive Species
Friday, May 15, 2020 Rain Gardens 101: Introduction to Rain Gardens
Thursday, May 07, 2020 Lunch with Jaclyn- How to Talk to Politicians
Friday, May 01, 2020 Lunch with Amanda and Meriena - Algae and Stream Health
Friday, May 01, 2020 Cancelled Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wetland Restoration
Thursday, April 30, 2020 Lunch with Lauren- Winter/Summer Salt Watch
Thursday, April 23, 2020 Lunch with David- Model My Watershed
Saturday, April 18, 2020 Cancelled : Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wetland Restoration
Saturday, April 18, 2020 DCVA 36th Annual Watershed Wide Clean UP
Thursday, April 16, 2020 Lunch with Lauren - Macroinvertebrates- Stream Health
Saturday, April 11, 2020 Watershed and Monitoring 101
Saturday, April 04, 2020 DCVA's 16th Annual Stream Watch
Saturday, March 28, 2020 CANCELED - Young Naturalists Series: Happy Birthday Jane Goodall
Saturday, March 21, 2020 RAIN GARDEN WORKSHOP
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 DCVA's Watershed 101: Get to know your Watershed
Saturday, March 07, 2020 RAIN GARDEN WORKSHOP
Sunday, March 01, 2020 DCVA Annual Meeting
Saturday, February 22, 2020 Young Naturalists Series: Owls & Pellet Dissection
Saturday, February 22, 2020 Young Naturalists Series: Happy Birthday Jane Goodall
Saturday, January 25, 2020 Stream Watch Macroinvertebrate (Bug) ID
Saturday, November 09, 2019 Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wetland Restoration
Saturday, October 26, 2019 Young Naturalists Series: Spiders and Their Webs
Saturday, October 26, 2019 Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wetland Restoration
Friday, October 25, 2019 Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wetland Restoration
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 MS4 Stormwater and Good Housekeeping Training
Saturday, October 19, 2019 Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wetland Restoration
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 DCVA 's 5th Annual Local EAC Summit
Saturday, October 12, 2019 Residential Rain Garden and Garden Walk Tour
Saturday, October 05, 2019 WILD NEIGHBORS: LOVING, PROTECTING, AND PEACEFUL COEXISTING WITH WILDLIFE ( Haverford)
Saturday, October 05, 2019 The Science and Business of Plastics in our Environment.
Saturday, September 28, 2019 Young Naturalists Series: Be Friends To Bats
Saturday, September 14, 2019 DCVA : Darby Creek On the Water Cleanup
Sunday, September 08, 2019 2019 Fall Canoe/Kayak Race
Saturday, August 24, 2019 Young Naturalists Series: Stream Splash: Searching for Water Critters
Saturday, July 27, 2019 Young Naturalists Series: Wiggling Worms
Saturday, July 20, 2019 WILD NEIGHBORS: LOVING, PROTECTING, AND PEACEFUL COEXISTING WITH WILDLIFE ( Glenolden)
Saturday, June 22, 2019 Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wet Land Restoration
Saturday, June 01, 2019 Canoe Ramble
Thursday, May 30, 2019 DCVA 35th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, May 25, 2019 Young Naturalists Series: A Log’s Life
Saturday, May 25, 2019 Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wet Land Restoration
Saturday, May 11, 2019 Pollinator Gardens and Design
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 Easttown Property Tree Replenishment Program
Saturday, May 04, 2019 Annual Delaware County Environmental Summit : A New Campaign for Cleaning up Our Waterways
Saturday, May 04, 2019 RAIN GARDEN WORKSHOP-Newtown Square
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 WILD NEIGHBORS: LOVING, PROTECTING, AND PEACEFUL COEXISTING WITH WILDLIFE ( Ridley Park)
Saturday, April 27, 2019 Young Naturalists Series: Butterflies, Bees & Me
Saturday, April 27, 2019 Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wet Land Restoration
Saturday, April 13, 2019 35th Annual Darby Creek Clean Up
Saturday, April 06, 2019 Annual Stream Watch 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019 Young Naturalists Series: Robins in Springtime
Saturday, March 23, 2019 Volunteer Opportunities Meadowbrook Run Wet Land Restoration
Saturday, March 09, 2019 RAIN GARDEN WORKSHOP
Saturday, March 02, 2019 DCVA Annual Meeting
Saturday, February 23, 2019 DCVA Young Naturalist Series- Trees In Winter
Monday, February 11, 2019 Citizen Science Training : Get The Dirt Out: Construction Site Monitoring
Saturday, February 09, 2019 WILD NEIGHBORS: LOVING, PROTECTING, AND PEACEFUL COEXISTING WITH WILDLIFE ( Haverford)
Wednesday, February 06, 2019 Winter Salt Watch Workshop
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Winter Salt Watch Workshop Citizen Scientist
Saturday, January 12, 2019 Stream Watch Macroinvertebrate (Bug) ID
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Local Environmental Advisory Council Summit (EAC)
Sunday, October 07, 2018 2018 Fall Canoe/Kayak Race
Saturday, September 22, 2018 Rain Garden Workshop
Sunday, September 09, 2018 2018 Fall Canoe/Kayak Race
Saturday, August 25, 2018 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Saturday, August 11, 2018 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 Tales & Trails Hike: Life Under a Log
Saturday, July 28, 2018 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Sunday, July 15, 2018 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Saturday, June 30, 2018 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Sunday, June 24, 2018 2018 Spring Canoe/Kayak Race
Saturday, June 23, 2018 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Sunday, June 10, 2018 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Monday, June 04, 2018 Community Environmental Series : Local Engagement , Making a Difference
Saturday, May 26, 2018 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 A PASSION FOR POLLINATORS
Sunday, May 20, 2018 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Friday, May 18, 2018 cancelled for May 18 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Saturday, May 12, 2018 Meadow Brook Run Volunteer Opportunities
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Community Environmental Series : Making a Difference Through Green Infrastructure
Saturday, May 05, 2018 Annual Stream Watch
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Drones : Advancements in Geology/Helping the Environmental Industry
Sunday, April 15, 2018 Haverford Home & Garden Show
Saturday, April 14, 2018 34th Annual Darby/ Cobbs Creek Clean Up
Saturday, April 14, 2018 Spring Peeper Walk
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Rescheduled RAIN GARDEN WORKSHOP
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Cancelled RAIN GARDEN WORKSHOP See Rescheduled
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Community Environmental Series : Local Engagement , Making a Difference
Monday, February 26, 2018 PUBLIC MEETING #2 for the Little Flower Manor Open Space Park Master Site Plan
Saturday, February 24, 2018 2018 Annual Meeting
Thursday, February 22, 2018 DC bus Trip Stop Offshore Drilling
Saturday, January 27, 2018 Citizen Science Macroinvertebrate ID w/ Derron Le Brake
Saturday, January 13, 2018 Stream Watch Macroinvertebrate ID w/ Alan Samel
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 EAC LOCAL SUMMIT
Saturday, October 14, 2017 Conquering Your EV/Plug-In Fears
Saturday, October 14, 2017 Philly Fall Nature Festival
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Understanding Climate Change
Sunday, September 24, 2017 Members Only Wine and Cheese Event
Sunday, September 17, 2017 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO MAKE SPACE FOR THE NATIVE POLLINATOR FLOWERS
Sunday, August 20, 2017 Volunteers needed to help make space for the Native Pollinator Flowers
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Volunteers needed to help make space for the Native Pollinator Flowers
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Outreach Volunteer Opportunies
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Board Meeting
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Volunteers needed to help make space for the Native Pollinator Flowers
Saturday, June 17, 2017 Summer Solstice Festival
Saturday, May 20, 2017 11th Delaware County Environmental Summit
Sunday, May 07, 2017 STREAM WALK
Saturday, May 06, 2017 Collenbrook Invasive Removal
Saturday, April 29, 2017 33rd Darby Creek/ Cobbs Creek Watershed Cleanup is April 29 2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017 Darby Creek Clean UP at Heinz Refuge
Saturday, April 15, 2017 Annual Stream Watch 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017 Rain Garden Workshop
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Public Meeting on LittLe Flower Estate
Saturday, February 18, 2017 ANNUAL MEETING
Saturday, January 21, 2017 Insect Identification Workshop
Sunday, September 11, 2016 2016 Darby Creek Canoe/Kayak Race
Friday, September 09, 2016 Darby Creek Canoe Ramble
Sunday, June 05, 2016 Haverford Heritage Festival
Saturday, April 23, 2016 2016 Darby Creek Clean-Up
Saturday, April 16, 2016 13th Annual STREAM WATCH
Friday, April 15, 2016 Deadline and Instructions for articles for the spring issue of The Valley
Saturday, February 27, 2016 DCVA Annual Meeting
Saturday, January 16, 2016 Insect Identification Workshop
Thursday, December 17, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group’s (CAG) Technical Work Group (TWG) Meeting
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group Meeting
Monday, November 23, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group’s (CAG) Technical Work Group (TWG) Meeting
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group Meeting
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group’s (CAG) Technical Work Group (TWG) Meeting
Saturday, October 24, 2015 Tree Planting at Morton Morton House
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group Meeting
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Rain Garden Construction and Planting
Sunday, September 20, 2015 Rain Garden Construction and Planting
Saturday, September 19, 2015 Darby Creek Ramble
Thursday, September 17, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group’s (CAG) Technical Work Group (TWG) Meeting
Sunday, September 13, 2015 2015 Darby Creek Canoe and Kayak Race
Sunday, September 13, 2015 Rain Garden Construction and Planting
Saturday, September 12, 2015 Rain Garden Construction and Planting
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group Meeting
Monday, August 17, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group’s (CAG) Technical Work Group (TWG) Meeting
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group Meering
Thursday, June 25, 2015 Eastwick Friends and Neighbors Coalition Public Meeting
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Eastwick Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Community Advisory Group Meering
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 Technical Working Group of Eastwick CAG
Saturday, May 16, 2015 Raingarden Rain Barrel Workshop
Saturday, May 09, 2015 Surrey Senior Spring Fling!
Saturday, April 25, 2015 Darby Creek Clean-Up
Saturday, April 18, 2015 Stream Watch
Sunday, April 12, 2015 Come listen to our little harbingers of spring
Saturday, March 14, 2015 Cobbs Creek and Naylors Run Water Quality Sampling
Saturday, February 28, 2015 Regional Trail Summit: Saturday February 28th, 9-11:00 AM at Haverford Community Recreation and Environmental Center in Haverford Reserve.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Eastwick Friends & Neighbors Coalition: Stormwater Info, Insights and Outreach
Monday, February 23, 2015 New opportunities for public involvement in Municipal Stormwater Management Programs
Saturday, January 24, 2015 DCVA ANNUAL MEETING
Saturday, December 13, 2014 Insect Identification Workshop
Sunday, December 07, 2014 Trim a Tree Party at Swedish Cabin
Saturday, October 18, 2014 DCVA Board Meeting
Saturday, September 13, 2014 DCVA Thirtieth Anniversary Picnic at Heinz Refuge

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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