Darby-Cobbs Watershed Partnership
The Darby-Cobbs Watershed Partnership (DCWP) is a network of public, private, and nonprofit partners working to create and implement a watershed management plan that addresses water quality and quantity issues. They develop and conduct stormwater management projects, municipal ordinance revisions, and public education and outreach events. The Philadelphia Water Department is a major organizer and supporter of the Darby-Cobbs Watershed Partnership, since DCWP's resources and data collection helped in the preparation of the Darby Creek’s Act 167 Stormwater Management Pan, as well as the Darby Creek Rivers Conservation Plan. The DCWP also has a Public Education and Outreach Committee, which is always open to new membership.
Paul Racette - Partnership Facilitator | Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Phone: (215) 592-7020 x102
Listen to the inspiring story of the founding of the Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center, a nonprofit center for educating and informing people about issues affecting their environment and how to address them.
The Darby Creek Valley Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of watershed resources, including water, wildlife, historical sites, and the floodplain. Learn more about the organization's annual conference, annual stream clean-up, educational programs, and partnerships with historical sites in the watershed.
The Cobbs Creek West Community Association is a volunteer group that organizes clean-ups and other events in Upper Darby Township. Their neighborhood’s section of Cobbs Creek Park is a reflection of the diversity of the township where over 55 languages are spoken at the school district!
Kindle your sense of wonder by volunteering with the curious and happy students at Friends Central Middle School. Celebrated teacher Doug Ross plans experiential educational experiences for his classes on school grounds where Cobbs Creek passes.
Roll up your sleeves and meet the amazing volunteers from the Morris Park Restoration Association who go out almost weekly during the summer to conduct projects such as native plant and animal habitat restoration as well as community involvement, educational outreach on woodland ecosystems.
Play a game of hoops on the porous pavement basketball courts at Second Ward Park Playground in Upper Darby Township. The pervious paving used is a sustainable, green stormwater infrastructure technology that controls the runoff from the basketball courts. This, in turn, helps with water quality and flooding issues downstream, as well as provides more playing time on the courts.
The Lower Merion Conservancy is a community nonprofit that strives to preserve the natural and historic resources of Lower Merion, Narberth, and the surrounding area. The organization offers school and public programs, along with a unique range of creative educational programs for all ages.
Stop by the Yeadon Borough municipal parking lot on a rainy day and see if you can notice the difference between the runoff on the street and the runoff on the parking lot. Yeadon Borough has a porous asphalt parking lot! This pervious paving technology helps water infiltration and cleaning while reducing flooding impacts downstream. You can also see how the borough is further supporting responsible stormwater management practices with their municipal rain barrel.