Volunteers Study Cobbs Creek Watershed

On March 23rd and 24th, the Lower Merion Conservancy staff joined partners from the Darby Creek Valley Association, Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative, Friends’ Central School, and Villanova University to collect samples of stream life and water quality in the Cobbs Creek Watershed.  Over the next year, we will work together to process these samples and analyze the results.  This will give us critical baseline data about the health of the Cobbs Creek and its tributaries, specifically the East Branch of Indian Creek and Naylor’s Run.

This sampling effort is part of a long-term initiative  to improve water quality within the Cobbs Creek Watershed. The Conservancy and its partners will be engaging municipalities, homeowners, businesses, and institutions throughout the watershed to educate them on the damaging impacts of high urbanization and stormwater runoff. Through outreach events such as the Annual Stormwater Workshop at Saint Joseph’s University and increased monitoring efforts, the Conservancy and its partners will work to raise awareness on the issues facing the Cobbs Creek Watershed and what community members can do to make a difference. To learn how you can be part of this exciting work, please contact the Conservancy at info@LMConservancy.org or 610.645.9030.

The Crew

Derron from DCVA

Friends Central Volunteers

Checking the net for bugs

Doing a great job!

Erin from DCVA

A salamander - we let this one go

Recorder _ a critical job

Collecting samples of Stream Life