Protecting, conserving, and restoring the natural resources of the
Chester, Ridley, and Crum Creek Watersheds.
Nature Walk – Join Kevin Magerr (US EPA) and Walt Cressler (West Chester University) for a hands-on streamside nature walk through Ridley Creek State Park to discover how healthy forests make healthy streams. Hear the story of the landscape and learn how to read the woods. For more info click here.
Science on Tap – This event which will happen in September of 2017 will be held at the hip WaR3house3 venue in Swarthmore. West Chester University Professor Roger Barth, author of The Chemistry of Beer, will share stories about the topic he loves and explain the importance of beer's key ingredient - water. Attendees will get to sample a selection of specialty beers from the local brewery 2SP as well as learn a thing or two about beer. With this new event, we hope to reach folks in our community who may have never heard of CRC and encourage them to become involved in our work.
Family Fun Picnic – The Family Fun Picnic was a terrific 2017 addition to our annual Stream Clean-up picnic event! Stream stewards, both young and old, enjoyed a variety of hands-on activities including nature-themed face painting, painting river rocks, exploring the impact of non-point source pollution via a watershed model, and getting their photos taken wearing animal-inspired costumes. All activities were run by a handful of committed volunteers dedicated to engaging and inspiring families to play a role in caring for and enjoying our shared natural resources.
Annual Awards Dinner – CRC Board, staff, membership and sponsors gather annually in November to honor organizations and individuals that distinguish themselves in forwarding CRC’s mission. The Annual Awards Dinner serves as a reminder of our commitment to the three watersheds, and allows us to come together to enjoy and celebrate the year’s various accomplishments. A Silent Auction is also held to help raise funds and enable a lively evening.