The Darby Creek Community Science Monitoring Program (DCCS) is a collaborative project between Willistown Conservation Trust, Darby Creek Valley Association and Stroud Water Research Center. The study began in March 2021 with just two volunteers and has been growing steadily since – there are currently 33 active volunteers and 27 sites! This year alone, volunteers have collected a total of 66 monthly samples, which comes in at 432 water chemistry samples from the Darby and Cobbs Creek watersheds!
As we head into a winter that is predicted to bring snow and ice, the DCCS program will be collecting information about how road salt application to driveways, sidewalks and roads is impacting sensitive stream environments.
You can learn more about the trends that we are seeing in this critical watershed at the new DCCS website: DarbyCreekCommunityScience.com