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.
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- Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center
- Darby Creek Valley Association
- Cobbs Creek West Community Association
- Friends Central Middle School
- Morris Park Restoration Association
- Upper Darby Township
- Lower Merion Conservancy
- Yeadon Borough
Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center: 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.
Darby Creek Valley Association: 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.
Friends Central Middle School: 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.
Morris Park Restoration Association: 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.
Upper Darby Township: 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.
Yeadon Borough: 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.